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Growing Cultures

Image: Peter Jones
By Mrs Kavanagh

Growing Cultures

Artist talks

  • Sat 14th Sept
  • 11am – 1pm
  • China Hall, Former Spode Works, Kingsway, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1JB

We are delighted to invite you, our Growing Cultures participants, to help celebrate new work created for this year’s British Ceramics Biennial.
A visual prompt and starting point for the Growing Cultures project was a culture-growing vessel, made in Stoke-on-Trent and key in enabling the mass production of penicillin. During 2019, artists worked alongside local education, community and health groups to explore narratives of place and production and reflect on how the current use of antibiotics may impact on our health. For the 2019 British Ceramics Biennial, Peter Jones has created ambitious new work in response to the vessel and myths surrounding early uses of penicillin.
This informal event is for Growing Cultures participants as well as the general public who have an interest in Stoke-on-Trent’s heritage, the arts or public health.

  • Peter Jones, will discuss his installation, A M R / A Mere Rose, A modern allegory.
  • Joanna Hejmej will show a short film created by filmmaker Thea Stallwood and discuss how Stoke-on-Trent residents responded to the project’s themes.

Growing Cultures is supported by:
Burslem Jubilee Group, CLAY Museum at Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Haywood Foundation, North Midlands Older LGBT group, Jerwood Arts, Public Health England, Stoke-on-Trent schools, Sneyd Stroke Rehabilitation Ward at Haywood Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Alice Thatcher, Anjum Malik, Joanne Ayre, Joanna Hejmej, Peter Jones, Thea Stallwood.

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