6 November 2021
In Conversation: On Postal Projects
Saturday 6 November
2.00pm – 3.00pm, Online via Zoom
Free Drawing School artist Kirsty McKeown, Amanda Lynch of the Correspondence Collective and Persilia Caton, curator of the outcome exhibition for Southbank Centre’s Art by Post project talk informally about postal art projects and how to connect people through mail art. They touch on the importance of making artist-led analogue projects during the pandemic, how mail art brings together communities beyond the local and how in today’s digital world why analogue working is still important.
About Persilia Caton
Persilia Caton is a London-based curator and writer. Her practice is artist-led with a background in commissioning, public programming and projects that extend beyond the gallery through socially engaged collaborations and situations in the public realm. Caton has recently delivered programmes at Southbank Centre, Wellcome Collection, SPACE and The Photographers’ Gallery.
About Amanda Lynch
Amanda Lynch, UK (b.) 1990, graduated in Fine Art (BA) 2013 at De Montfort University, and graduated in Arts (MA) 2016 at De Montfort University. Lynch works with mixed media, from sculpture, collage and digital artworks. Lynch’s work explores social engagement and practice, within community-based projects. Lynch is the founder of the Correspondence Collective, and is co-curator of establishing Prison Residencies, an artist residency programme within a decommissioned prison in Somerset, UK. Lynch’s work is held in international and national private collections, as well as CloseLTD gallery collection. Lynch is currently living and working in Somerset, UK.
About Kirsty McKeown
Kirsty McKeown is an artist based in Dundee. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2012. Recent projects have focused on the influence of war-time Britain on the changing roles of women at work, with specific reference to four factors: political, physical, industrial, and domestic. Kirsty McKeown primarily uses her immediate environment as inspiration, usually beginning with looking at the social history of the location. McKeown was the Free Drawing School artist in residence 2020-21 and established The Arbroath Correspondence School as part of this project.