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The Transmission Programme 2014/15 lecture series examines the process and thinking – the how and why – of becoming an artist, with guest speakers including artists, writers, curators and academics. It is a collaboration between Site Gallery and Sheffield Hallam University.
The lecture series is free and open to the public.
An unsentimental education – Transmission programme PDF

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University, Pennine Lecture Theatre, Howard Building, City Campus, Sheffield, S1 1WB. (see a map of the walking route between Site Gallery and the Pennine Lecture Theatre)
Date/time: Every Tuesday from 4:30-6.00pm, followed by either an open seminar discussion at 6:00-6.30pm or an event at Site Gallery (see below for more details and how to book).
Meet and walk together: You can join a member of the Site Gallery team to walk over to the university, meeting at Site Gallery reception at 4.15pm prior to every lecture.
Spring 2015 lecture schedule:
27 January
Graham Dolphin
Chair: Chloë Brown
3 February
Richard Layzell
Chair: TC McCormack
10 February
Grace Schwindt
Chair: Sara Cluggish
17 February
Andrew Conio
Chair: Michelle Atherton
There is no lecture on Tuesday 24 February
3 March
Sam Curtis
Chair: Julie Westerman
10 March
Rory Pilgrim
Chair: Sara Cluggish
17 March
Clunie Reid
Chair: Michelle Atherton
24 March
72–82 – A Film By William Raban
Chair: Sharon Kivland
14 April NB. 4pm start
Simone Aaberg Kaern
Screening of Sisters In The Sky
Chair: Lise Autogena
Related Transmission events at Site Gallery:
10 February, 6.30-7.30pm
Drinks with Grace Schwindt
Join Grace as she discusses her practice and her installation Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society, a feature-length film  co-commissioned by Site Gallery.
10 March, 6.30-7.30pm
Drinks with Rory Pilgrim
Rory discusses words and the wisdom of age in relation to his exhibition at Site Gallery, Words are not signs, they are years.
Eventbrite - Drinks with Rory Pilgrim
Autumn 2014 lecture schedule:
7 October
Presentations on becoming an artist by lecturers in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, followed by a discussion.
Chair: Sharon Kivland
14 October
Artist: Felicity Allen
Chair: Julie Westerman
21 October
Artist: Simon & Tom Bloor
Chair: Sara Cluggish
28 October
Stefan Szczelkun
Chair: TC McCormack
11 November
Warren Neidich
Chair: Hester Reeve
18 November
Mel Brimfield and Gwyneth Herbert
Chair: Sara Cluggish
25 November N.B. this event runs from 4-5pm.
Vanessa Place
Chair: Sharon Kivland
2 December
Oreet Ashery
Chair: Michelle Atherton
Related Transmission events at Site Gallery
21 October, 6.30-7.30pm
Drinks with Simon & Tom Bloor
Following their Transmission lecture, join recent Platform artists Simon & Tom for drinks and discussion back at Site Gallery. You will hear about their residency experience and explore some of the sculptural objects that were tested and made during Simon & Tom‘s Platform residency, Planning for Play. You will also see a few of their inspirations, such as vintage books on playscapes and images of Sheffield’s own play architecture.

28 October, 6.30 – 8.15pm
Stefan Szczelkun
Following the lecture, join Stefan for Agit Disco, a night of shared listening, discussion and 45” records.
Click here for more information
12 November, 10.00am – noon
Warren Neidich
A critique with Warren, for BA and MART students only. There are places for eight students to join in a special session to get feedback through a 10–15 minute informal presentation followed by feedback discussion lead by Warren.
Click here for further details and to book a place.
18 November, 6.30 – 7.30pm
Mel Brimfield and Gwyneth Herbert
Join Mel and Gwyneth for drinks after their lecture. Taking place on the first day of their Platform residency, Barbara and Henry – The Musical, their talk offers early insight into the project.

25 November, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Vanessa Place
Before her lecture, Vanessa will give a workshop on conceptual poetics open to fifteen students.
Click here for further details and to book a place.


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