Taking place in July, Bermondsey’s The Ugly Duck, a three-storey 19th century warehouse will play host to film screenings, panel discussions, exhibitions, digital art installations and an outdoor food court.

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Running on the 23rd to the 24th July, The Art Conference will bring together a programme of international keynote speakers from the worlds of technology, art and culture.

The conference is founded by by contemporary art curator Tina Ziegler in partnership with The IWSC Group and will see  Bermondsey’s The Ugly Duck, filled with a range of events in celebration.

During the conference, the entrance hall of the venue will be transformed Tinto a maze of mini-solo exhibitions, virtual reality experiences and digital art installations from both local and international artists.

Visitors can also experience food and drink from local chefs in the outdoor food court, with networking breakfasts and afternoon teas being  provided by Unity Kitchen, a social enterprise that helps to create jobs and apprenticeships for people with disabilities.

The aim of The Art Conference is to create valuable digital content and interaction with the art and creative community through digital sharing.

The conference will also present a curated selection of more than 15 international keynote speakers. Each of the speakers will share their unique stories and experiences and offer practical insights into the art and creative industries.

Speaking about her hopes for the conference, Tina Ziegler said: “I have always wanted to encourage dialogue, critical reflection and interaction with arts and technology, striving to bring people together to connect with the arts and help break down the boundaries people often find when engaging with art. TAC will offer a series of curated, thoughtful and interconnecting presentations by representatives from the wider art world – curators, artists, collectors and art administrators. My aim is that TAC will allow the worlds of art and technology to meet and inspire each other.”

The Art Conference will take place at The Ugly Duck (47-49 Tanner Street) on the 23rd to the 24th July. Registration takes place  from 9.30am to 10.30am. The Conference begins at 11:00am and will run until 8pm (7pm on Sunday). The venue and exhibitions will run until 9pm on Saturday and 8pm on Sunday.

 

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