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It's a Wrap!

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Yesterday we wrapped on the Britishness film! We had a great shoot up at Park Hill as the summer sun set over Sheffield. Thanks to everyone who's travelled with us on this fascinating journey in to exploring our nation identity. Watch this space for updates about screenings. Left to right: Dan, Fionn, Ross, Eelyn, Shannon, L & Warda. 

Eelyn Lee Awarded Artist's Bursary to Visit Suzanne Lacy Retrospective in San Francisco

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Delighted to announce that Eelyn Lee has been awarded an Artist's Research Bursary from a-n to visit 'We Are Here', the Suzanne Lacy Retrospective exhibition in San Francisco. This seminal exhibition takes place over two sites: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Eelyn will meet with some of the curators and her research will focus on the challenges of exhibiting social practice, especially retrospectively. Eelyn will also be visiting artist Carolina Caycedo in Los Angeles. The learning from the trip will inform Eelyn's work with Social Art Network and help shape ideas for sharing practice at a Social Art Biennale.

Image Credit: Suzanne Lacy, Annice Jacoby, and Chris Johnson, The Roof Is on Fire, 1993–94, from The Oakland Projects, 1991–2001; performance, June 4, 1994, City Center West Garage, Oakland; © Suzanne Lacy; photo: Nathan Bennett

New Collaborations with Désirée Reynolds & Hive Young Writers

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Exciting to be working with Sheffield based writer Désirée Reynolds as well as Hive Young Writers, some of South Yorkshire's most exciting young writing voices. Eelyn Lee has invited both parties to collaborate with her on her film about Britihsness. Together they will be exploring notions of race, identity and belonging and through a process of writing, filming and interviewing will try to discover the meaning of Britihsness today. The film has been commissioned by Football Unites Racism Divides.

Désirée Reynolds is an author, broadcaster, creative writing workshop facilitator, DJ and mentor. Her first novel, Seduce, was published in 2013 to much acclaim from Peepal Tree Press. Her latest work is as editor of the anthology Writing As Resistance, University Of Sheffield, 2018. Désirée is also a trustee with Racial Justice Network.

Hive South Yorkshire is the hub for young writer (14-19s) activity in South Yorkshire including workshops, projects, competitions, publications, groups & open mic events.

Creature of the Estuary Selected for Aesthetica Short Film Festival

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The BAFTA recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival has selected Creature of the Estuary for their festival in York in November 2017.

The film is programmed in 'Ghost Town', Artist's Film 2. Other films in the Artist Film Programme include Andrew Kötting’s KLIPPERTY KLÖPP Split Screen, a reworking of his 1984 film.

Aesthetica continue to support Eelyn's ongoing Monster Trilogy following their selection of Monster in 2015. Creature of the Estuary will screen on 8th, 11th & 12th November at various locations around York. Tickets available here.

Social Art Summit Research Publication Launched

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"From the opening address, I began to see the Summit as a social practice project in its own right" - Cara Courage

The Research Publication about the Social Art Summit officially launched at the Tate Exchange yesterday and is now available to download here. Commissioned and produced by a-n, it features a forward by Dr Cara Courage, Head of Tate Exchange and mini essays by eight artists who attended the Summit in Sheffield last November. The publication launch was part of the Social Art Assembly - a day of reflecting about the Social Art Summit and the future of Social Art Network.

Social Art Assembly at Tate Exchange 25th April 2019

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A one-day Social Art Assembly will be held on 25th April at Tate Exchange. The aim of the day is to reflect on the learnings from the Social Art Summit, consider ideas for a Social Art Biennale and think about how Social Art Network can sustain itself as a collective network organisation. We will also be hearing from the meet-ups from around the country including Sheffield, London, Newcastle, Nottingham, Brighton, Manchester and Stoke. The event is FREE. Book your tickets here.

Eelyn Lee is a co-founder of Social Art Network.

Creature of the Estuary Selected for Festival in Bogotá

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Delighted to annouce that Creature of the Estuary has been selected for the 15th edition of the Bogotá Short Film Festival. The festival received almost 4000 short films from 109 countries around the world and Creature of the Estuary will be the only UK film to screen in the International Fiction Programme. It is a pleasure to have been invited to present the work in Colombia, with it's great tradition of magic realism and the home of the mighty Gabriel García Márquez. The festival runs from 5th - 12th December, 2017.

Art of Change with the Barbican

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Eelyn Lee has been invited to devise a new project for the Barbican's Art of Change season.

Working in collaboration with students from Sydney Russell School and commumity members from Barking and Dagenham, Eelyn will make new work to mark the 100 year anniversary of suffrage and the Representation of the People Act in 1918.

Through the project Eelyn is interested in exploring womens' stories with a lens on immigration, race and intersectionality.

Taking place over an academic year, the wider project 18x18 will see eighteen different classes from Sydney Russell School work with eighteen artists/companies including leading theatre company Complicite and beatboxer Bellatrix.

London Premiere of Creature of the Estuary

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Creature of the Estuary will premiere at the Whitechapel Gallery, London on Thurs 23rd Feb at 7pm in a special estuary-themed event hosted by Film Curator, Gareth Evans.

Eelyn Lee will be taking part in a Q&A which will be followed by a performance by the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir.

Also screening is World Without End [No Reported Incidents], new work by acclaimed essay film-maker Jem Cohen, exploring the lives and locales of the Thames Estuary.

Tickets avaialble here: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/jem-cohen-eelyn-lee/

In association with Metal and the Estuary Festival.

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Friday, 17 May 2019
Yesterday we wrapped on the Britishness film! We had a great shoot up at Park Hill as the summer sun set over Sheffield. Thanks to everyone who's travelled with us on this fascinating journey in to exploring our nation identity. Watch this space for updates about screenings. Left to right: Dan, Fionn, Ross, Eelyn, Shannon, L & Warda.  Read More...

IMAGE Social Art Summit Research Publication Launched

Friday, 26 April 2019
"From the opening address, I began to see the Summit as a social practice project in its own right" - Cara Courage The Research Publication about the Social Art Summit officially launched at the Tate Exchange yesterday and is now available to download Read More...

IMAGE Eelyn Lee Awarded Artist's Bursary to Visit Suzanne Lacy Retrospective in San Francisco

Friday, 29 March 2019
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