Wednesday 1 November, 10am – 2.30pm
Walled Garden Meeting Room, Croome Park, Worcestershire

In the last 6 years, around 15 Trust New Art properties in the Midlands have worked with artists, and are becoming more confident in developing projects and in their understanding of contemporary art. National Trust is not an arts organisation – this has been no barrier to great projects, but how can we explore ways of making deeper connections with artists for the benefit of all? We will look at ways in which artists have worked with other non-arts organisations, and the creative impact on those involved. Where are the meeting points between the priorities as a conservation organisation that wants to attract new audiences through artists’ work, and those of an artist and their practice? And how does creative thinking through an artist in residence foster creative approaches in the workplace at both an operational and strategic level? Artist Matt Parker will talk about his residency at the National Museum Of Computing and how he understands the potential of the residency.

The Imitation Archive (2015), video still (c) Matt Parker


This session will be an opportunity to learn more about a new short residency model, with an opportunity for 5 Trust New Art Midlands properties to host micro residencies with New Art West Midlands artists past and present.

10am Meet in Tea Room WW1 base near car park for teas and coffees

10.15 prompt Walk to walled garden meeting room with Rachel

10.20 onwards teas & coffees


Informal presentation of case studies of artists working in contexts of heritage, industry and religion.  Craig Ashley & Kate Stoddart

11.30 – 12.30 pm  Matt Parker presents & discussion

12.30 – 1.15 Sandwiches in Walled Garden

(Teas and Coffees available)

1.15 – 2 Croome Projects in partnership and with local groups & discussion – Kiki Claxton & Rachel Sharpe

2pm – 2.30pm Walk around Croome projects led by Kiki & Rachel
Limited places are available for this event, allocated on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to Helen Robinson, by 25 October 2017.

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