For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet

For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet is a collaboration between Radar and Loughborough University's Dr Gillian Whiteley and Dr Jane Tormey, RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt (RaRa), which brings together research into the radical traditions of the political pamphlet and contemporary art practice. A two-day research and public ‘festival’, the event will respond to research into the political pamphlet, and explore the relevance of the pamphlet for contemporary art practice.

Events include:

Public Symposium
Friday 26 May 2017, 11am-5pm.
Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough LE11 1PL

Presentations, performances and rants. Artist-taxi-driver, Mark McGowan provides a keynote presentation and is followed by offerings from Ruth Beale, Tim Brennan, Dean Brannagan, Shirley Cameron, Ben Campkin, Chiara Dellerba, Andrea Gibson, Joanne Lee, radical rethink, Rebecca Ross, Miffy Ryan, Evelyn Silver, Jane Tormey, Mo White, Gillian Whiteley and Andrew Wilson.


The Art of the Pamphlet - Exhibition Launch
Friday 26 May 2017,
6 - 7pm
Charnwood Museum, Loughborough Library, Queens Park, Loughborough Market Place

This exhibition, curated by Gillian Whitely, explores the local, private and public collections of pamphlets, their visual rhetoric, materiality, reproducibility and the ways in which they lend themselves to topicality.


Pamphlet Day!
Saturday 27 May 2017, 11am - 3pm
Charnwood Museum, Loughborough Library, Queens Park, Loughborough Market Place

This day-long event takes place across sites including Charnwood Museum, Loughborough Library, Queens Park, Loughborough's award winning market and Mubu Hair. It will involve live performative elements by artists commissioned by Radar and a ‘market’ of stalls where public participation in the making of new pamphlets, zines and protest paraphernalia is actively encouraged. Join us!

The full programme of events can be found here.