Gallery Talk: Creative Catalyst, Art for a Sustainable Future

Archive Events & Talks (22 May 2019, 7.00pm - 8.30pm)
Co curated by Fabrica and University of Brighton Responsible Futures. The discussion will draw out parallels with the Greater Brighton context, looking at how artists sustain themselves as part of their communities, and asking ‘What can be learnt from Clottey’s model?’ and 'Can his model be applied here?’
Despite Serge Attukwei Clottey’s growing international reputation he has continued to base himself and his studio in Labadi, near the Ghanaian capital of Accra. Here, without any state or outside investment the artist is developing a sustainable, creative industries-driven model for economic and social development, one that both employs local people and is in dialogue with them. His studio provides work for a group of collaborators known as GoLokal. Initially a small group, it now involves approximately 100 people. Serge Attukwei Clottey’s twin role as a artist and community activist will be explored as part of a panel discussion, with contributions by:

Serge Attukwei Clottey, Artist
Victoria Cooke, Director of Gallery 1957, Accra
Donna Close, Creative Producer, Cultural Strategist and Senior Research Fellow at University of Brighton
Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development at University of Brighton, Academic Lead for the University’s Responsible Futures’ Research and Enterprise Agenda.

Chaired by Claire Doran, Area Manager, Royal Society of Arts (RSA) South East and curated by Fabrica and the University of Brighton.
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