Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism

Glasgow Womens Library, 14th August – 16th October 2021

How have individuals and collectives imagined alternative ways of living and organising? Life Support considers how artists and activists have addressed and challenged experiences of care, health, education, housing and home life.

The exhibition includes materials from the Docklands Community Poster Project  originally shown in If You Lived Here…, an exhibition curated by artist Martha Rosler at Dia Art Foundation, New York 1989-90.

Students making a difference at Middlesex University

On 12th September 2019 masters students following the specialism in art and social practice led by Loraine Leeson and Alberto Duman exhibited the results of their study in the MA graduate shows.

Wendy Charlton, Alison Lam, Dorottya Szilagyi and Natalia Talamagka have focused on topics as diverse as the regeneration of a North London housing estate, carer experience of autistic children, the recycling of plastic and survival strategies for victims of domestic violence. The media on which they have drawn  has included film, photography, live events, sculplture, installation and app design. Tragically the MA Art and Social practice that was supporting these students, has been discontinued by the university for financial reasons. However social practice work at Middlesex continues through other specialisms such as MA Fine Art.