The ARCadia Festival of Ideas gets underway today. The festival is a 2-week celebration of the opening of the Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) and will feature over 65 free events open to the public, hosted by UoG staff, students and community partners. The full programme of events is available here.
CREATe, part of the Creative Economies and Cultural Transformations theme at the ARC, will be contributing to the festival. On Friday 30 September, 1-2pm, in the Seminar Room, ARC Level 2, CREATe Senior Research Fellow Dr Elena Cooper (School of Law) will give a talk on, ‘Whistler’s Woman in White through the lens of copyright history’. In the talk, Elena examines a recent exhibition of the work of painter and printmaker James McNeill Whistler at the Royal Academy of Arts, London from a copyright history perspective. Elena will be joined in the discussion by Whistler specialist Dr Patricia de Montfort. The talk will be followed by a poster session in the Atrium with ARC-based researchers from CREATe. Tickets are available here.
On the evening of the 30th there will be a free closing gig at the ARC to mark the end of the festival featuring discussion and live music curated by music collective Hen Hoose. Hen Hoose is a collective of female and non-binary Scottish artists, writers and producers collaborating on the creation of exciting new music across multiple genres. The line-up includes performances by: Emma Pollock (The Delgados), Rachel Aggs (Sacred Paws) and Inge Thomson. Dr Matt Brennan, University of Glasgow will chair a discussion with the performers, Hen Hoose founder Tamara Schlesinger (Malka) and Gillian Katungi (Paix) around the theme of collaboration. Tickets for the closing party are available here.