Seems I was busy ten years ago (see below for Bata-ville!) as with artists Anna Best and Rona Lee I set up what later became fondly known to us as Ladies Art Group or LAG (!) It was a forum for (then) mainly socially engaged artists to talk about our practice. We have met regularly ever since with a changing membership and I have found it an invaluable resource as well as a great way to keep up with friends.
This week we're breaking with tradition and making our first 'public outing' with a discussion session at Parasol Unit. Chaired by Rona Lee (Professor of Fine Art Northumbria University), it will involve a conversation between past and current members of the group around questions of authorship in participatory practice and the impact of commissioning upon the wider direction of an artist's work.
More details here.