Thursday, 14 March 2013

6 Million Ways of Getting into the Arts: Moving Image

Tuesday 19 March, 6-9pm

Venue: Alan Turing Room, Dock House, BBC, MediaCity UK, Salford, M50 2LH

In partnership with BBC North and Quays Culture, Castlefield Gallery are very pleased to present a range of expert speakers working in moving images, within broadcasting, contemporary art, and digital and media training.

How do you tell your story on television? Louise Blythe, Executive Producer at the BBC Academy, will provide an insight into the commissioning process and Karin Thayer, Multi-Media Trainer at the BBC College of Journalism, demonstrates good practice in the social media sphere.
Guest speakers are Rosalind Nashashibi, Northern Art Prize 2013 shortlisted artist and Karen Shannon, Arts Development Manager: New Media at Lets Go Global who will highlight some of the many diverse routes to developing careers in this expanding field.
So join us, be inspired by the talks and be ready to ask questions at the Q&A session.

FREE but booking is essential. Book at
or call 0161 832 8034
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Rosalind Nashashibi, artist
Rosalind Nashashibi was born in Croydon, South London and is based in Liverpool. She studied at Sheffield Hallam University and Glasgow School of Art, and currently teaches at Liverpool John Moores University. Her work is shown internationally and she has recently had solo exhibitions in Rome, Milan, Brussels, London, and Vancouver.  She represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale, and has shown in the 5th Berlin Biennial, Manifesta 7 and Sharjah 10. She won Beck’s Futures in 2003, the first woman to do so, and is shortlisted for this year’s Northern Art Prize. Much of her work consists of films at the borders of the everyday and the mythological.

Karen Shannon, Lets Go Global
Karen Shannon is the founder of Lets Go Global, a non-profit organisation based in MediaCityUK that exists to share skills in digital and creative technology. LGG combines art, education, film-making, digital development and training. Karen works with people to promote arts and digital culture, to influence new ideas, policies and partners to support the sector to encourage innovation, understanding, new audiences, and meaningful digital engagement with people.

For further information contact Jennifer Dean, Communications and Audience Development Coordinator at Castlefield Gallery on or on 0161 832 8034

Quays Culture is a new arts programme based out of the Quays/MediaCityUK and aims to attract local and international talent to Greater Manchester audiences. They work with artists that use innovation and creativity for live and digital interactions. The world-class location and partners support a collaborative programme of arts festivals, events, new art works, learning and new fun experiences for all to join in.

Castlefield Gallery would like to thank Programme partners including: BBC North, Eccles Gateway Centre, Islington Mill, IWM North (part of Imperial War Museums), The Lowry, MediaCityUK, the University of Salford, Salford City Council & Trafford Borough Council.

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