Producer: Art in Crisis
May – July 2017

I was invited to participate in Birmingham’s Art in Crisis Festival 2016 alongside partners BOM (Birmingham Open Media), Grand Union, Centrala Gallery and Eastside Projects. Throughout June and July the homelessness charity held a series of public events, designed to ‘ open a window onto homeless artists and their work.’ s across the UK this July.

I led two events as part of this programme:

Art in Crisis – A Conversation
Friday 15 July, 2 – 4pm
East Side Projects
An afternoon of presentations by artists, designers and those working in the city exploring regeneration, gentrification, the use and occupation of public and private land, widespread housing crises and increasing levels of inner-city homelessness, inspired by the on-going exhibition ‘Production Show’.
There were contributions from:
Pete Ashton – Artist, Art in Crisis 2016 collaborator
Dan Burwood – Artist, Art in Crisis 2016 collaborator
Pamela Ginn – Arts Coordinator, Crisis
Mathew Green – Director of Crisis Skylight Birmingham and Coventry
Louise Latter – Head of Programme, BOM
Ivan Morison – Artist
Kim McAleese – Programme Manager, Grand Union
Anna Parker – Director, Intervention Architecture Ltd (IA)
Pip Piper – Film Producer, Insatiable Moon
Ruhail Rana – Learning Manager of Crisis Skylight Birmingham

Open Air Cinema Screenings
Saturday 23 July, 12 – 8pm
Warwick Bar
BOM Fellows collaborated with Crisis members for 10 weeks, working on the production of a series of digital stories using photography and sound to explore relationships with the urban environment. Justin Wiggan, Dan Burwood and Pete Ashton all led sessions that explored the urban environment through photography and sound. The work produced was shown as part of the Open Air Cinema at the Art in Crisis Festival 

There were also screenings of work by Andrew Wilson, Roy Arden and others. Full programme here