East Street Arts Present Journey

For three days only, East Street Arts (ESA) host Journey, a multifaceted event that will open up ESA’s Patrick and Beaver Studios giving audiences the opportunity to navigate the buildings to engage in artists’ work and participate in the launch of new activities and the culmination of past projects.

The concept for Journey originates from issues ESA artists and the organisation itself contend with and address on a regular basis: intervention, navigation, boundaries, journeys and mapping. ESA invites audiences to partake in these issues throughout Journey.

Highlights of Journey include:

ESA artists based at Patrick Studios and Beaver Studios will open their spaces and invite audiences to view artwork and engage in discussion.

ESA Membership Launch
Visitors have the opportunity to ‘check-in’ to ESA membership to be more involved in the organisation. Membership for artists offers access to ESA facilities and resources and for non-artists special events and networking opportunities. The first 50 new members receive a free work of art and all members who join during Journey receive a discount on membership and a free Social Club publication!

Departure Lounge
Patrick Studios’ Project Space will accommodate several ongoing projects for Journey that explore cities and their connections and especially artists’ responses to the specific cities of Leeds and Berlin. Included will be work by ESA studio holders Katy Devine and Matthew Walters and collaborative projects by Sarah Warden and Ilana Mitchell and Ben Halsall and Megan Smith.

For Journey, ESA present ‘A Route to Success’ as part of Routemap, the culmination of an 8 month professional development programme for artists Liz Neylan, Suna Xie, Lorna Barrowclough, Alexa Holloway and Richard Walton that will exhibit the artists’ work throughout the public and private spaces of Patrick Studios and launch the Routemap publication. Four of the Routemap artists will be present during the Journey launch at the Routemap café.

Social Club
The Social Club programme aims to further explore artists’ working methods and their relationships to their participants, viewers and co-collaborators. Social Club publication No.2 will be launched including new commissioned work by Laura Tait exploring and mapping socially engaged art. Refreshments are provided at the Social Club bar.

In addition, Digital Lounge the new touring strand of Social Club launches during Journey aiming to bring together practitioners and audiences specifically interested in film and digital work. For Journey, Digital Lounge will examine the internet based virtual world Second Life at the offsite location of Old Broadcasting House, one of Digital Lounge’s touring venues.
East Street Arts Present Journey

Event Title: East Street Arts Present Journey
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