Friday 25th March 2011
8.15 – 8.45 Registration
8.45 – 9.00 – Welcome
9.00 – 10.10 - Keynote Ann Dumas - Vincent van Gogh: Artist and Writer
10.15 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.00 - Coffee
12.00 - 1.10 - Keynote Professor Nicholas Royle - The Truth in Postcards
1.10 - 2.00 - Lunch
2.00 - 3.30
3.30 - 4.30 – Careers Round Table
Kevin Bacon, Curator of Photographs for the Royal Pavilion and Museums
Candida Lacey, Managing Director, Myriad Editions
Fiona Courage, Special Collections Manager & Mass Observation Curator
John-David Rhodes, Senior Lecturer in Literature and Visual Culture, University of Sussex (Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies).
4.30 - 4.45 - Coffee
4.45 - 6.15
6.30 - 8.30 Wine and food reception
Exhibition Private view and Postcards Competition Results; curated by Nicola Ashmore (University of Brighton)
Paula Do Prado
Carson & Miller
Chris Glynn & Fran O'Hara
Richard Cox & Phil Mead
Des Barry & Diego Vidart
Chudasama & Wood
Saturday 26th March 2011
10-11.30 Option 1 – Brighton Museum Research skills: responses to the archive
Curatorial research skills seminar: working with postcards as museum objects. Led by curator Kevin Bacon.
11.30 travel to Sussex campus in time for lunch
Option 2 – Sussex Campus Epistolary practice: creative responses
Creative writing workshops with Myriad Writers Sue Eckstein and Jonathan Kemp.
Word & image workshop with artists Nancy Campbell and Belle Mellor.
Community publishing: 'Letter in the Attic' – the value of everyday writings and images. Led by John Riches from QueenSpark Publishing.
12.00 – 1.00pm - Lunch
1.00 – 2.00
2.00 – 2.20 - Coffee
2.20 – 3.50
4.00 – 5.30 Keynote with closing discussion & responses
Marcus Wood – Obscene aesthetics: Posting the lynching post-card