Thursday, 29 August 2019

Public - You & Me: In Conversation with Kerry Campbell and Rose Nordin

As part of Public - You & Me, Rebecca Davies and Selina Oakes invited Kerry Campbell, Artistic Director at Mansions of the Future, and Rose Nordin, a graphic designer, cofounder of Rabbits Road Press and one third of OOMK (One of My Kind) zine, to speak about representation. Rose, who also led a zine making workshop at the gallery, spoke about representation in graphic design, publishing and print - and the importance of being present in spaces where you don't necessarily see your own identity reflected. Kerry delivered a talk about her curatorial practice and focused on her interests in the relationship between class and curating. Both participated in an open discussion with Rebecca, Selina and members of the public.

This excerpt is a recording from In Conversation: Rose Nordin and Kerry Campbell on 26 June 2019. For more information of the Public - You & Me programme (3-28 June 2019).

Kerry Campbell is a freelance curator and producer. Beginning her curatorial practice in her hometown of Luton under the guise of TMT Projects, Campbell’s work is informed by her interests in regional curating, diversifying arts engagement and understanding the complex relationship between social class and barriers to arts engagement and representation. She is currently the Artistic Director at Mansions of the Future – an Ambitions for Excellence funded project in Lincoln, which privileges inherently social, site-specific, and collaborative ways of working.

Rose Nordin is a graphic designer with an interest in self-publishing and DIY culture. She is one third of OOMK (One of my Kind) art publishing collective which focuses on supporting self-publishing to enable activism, conversation and education. Rose is co-founder of Rabbits Road Press, a community studio space and Risograph printing press in Newham, and is artist in residence at Somerset House Studios, London. For this programme, Rose will be leading a two-day workshop which experiments with notions of the public, the private, the visible and the permeable. She will introduce participants to the zine-making process in a creative and collaborative way – the outcome being a series of short zines which reflect the conversations fostered in the space.

Public - You & Me, ran from 3 to 28 June 2019 at AirSpace Gallery.