Platform 20: Manor Boy – Spoken word and in-conversation with Conor Rogerstalk • 14 Aug 2021 2pm–4pm
Join artist Conor Rogers, currently exhibiting his show Manor Boy as part of Platform 20, for an afternoon of spoken word performance and in-conversation, hosted by Site Gallery programme assistant Shalikah Walters.
During the event, Conor will perform a selection of his own poems and discuss his journey in his poetry practices, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions during a discussion at the end.
Listen to a selection of Conor’s poems here.
This event will take place in the atrium at Yorkshire Artspace, directly behind the Persistence Works gallery space. Please gather for the event outside Persistence Works gallery and you will be invited in before the event starts.
Please note that anyone over the age of 11 should wear a mask during this event unless exempt. We ask you to respect our staff, volunteers and visitors by following our house rules relating to Covid-19 safety during your visit.
Conor Rogers is an award winning Sheffield-based artist and graduate of Sheffield Hallam University. In 2019 he won the 1st Prize at the UK Young Artist of year award held at Saatchi gallery, London. His works primarily focus on painting though his work also translates into sculpture and poetry. Specifically for the work presented for Platform, he focused on using the paddling pool as an art object. His art practice is influenced by a very personal relationship he has with a time or place, combined with a critical approach towards painting as an object. The subjects of his ideas touch upon concerns/interests towards our everyday British environments, daily happenings, cultural identities, and the sense of self in Northern Britain.