Saturday 12th May
Reframing the Border Symposium
Venue: Regional Cultural centre, Letterkenny
10.45am: Coffee and meet up
Welcome by Shaun Hannigan, Director, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.
Reframing the Border: exhibition tour with artists and curators.
11.30 to 12.45pm: Reframing the Border
How does the past inform the future; precedent, protocols and the Irish Border?
Brenda Malone, National Museum of Ireland will chair a discussion with:
Dr. Peter Leary, academic and author, University College London,
Judith McCarthy, Curator, Donegal County Museum,
Dr. Conor Mulvagh, academic and author, University College Dublin.
1.30pm to 2.45pm: Arts Across borders
How do the arts respond to social and political challenges facing the border region?
Can the arts maintain and develop cross opportunities to meet the challenges created by Brexit?
Marie Louise Muir, arts presenter for BBC Ulster will chair a discussion with:
Mary Cremin, Director VOID and curator of Irish representation at Venice Biennale. 2019,
Eamonn Maxwell, Independent Curator & Collection Advisor,
Cian Smyth, Creative Programmer, board member Arts Council Northern Ireland.
2.45pm to 4pm: Reframing the Border
Creative Opportunities for the Future?
Opening address by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.
Michael Tunney, Local Enterprise Office will chair a discussion with:
Pauline White, Western Development Commission,
Derek O’Connor, Editor, RTE Culture Website,
John Peto, Director of Education, Nerve Centre, Derry~Londonderry.
Closing remarks 3.45– ends 4pm
Delegates invited to attend the official launch of The Lost Moment exhibition
7.00pm Nerve Visual Gallery, Ebrington, Derry/Londonderry