We will be discussing artist and writer Greg Thorpe’s recent piece in The Fourdrinier, on the radical intersection between art, paper and political activism. You can find the text here.
“Paper has possessed both an artistic and a political dimension for as long as it has existed. The more widely available it became throughout the world, the more it could be used in dialogue with power – both by artists and political change-makers.”
This event will be followed by a Potluck Dinner, please bring a small dish to share
Greg Thorpe is a writer, artist, curator and arts freelancer in Manchester. He manages Superbia – the programme of culture for Manchester Pride – and works for Islington Mill, an independent artist community in Salford.
The Fourdrinier is an online magazine dedicated to contemporary artists working with paper. Pronounced: [foo-drin-ee-ay] It is produced by PAPER in Manchester (UK) and co-founded by David Hancock and Sara Jaspan.