SPACE Toolkit Professional Development Programme Summer 2019

May - July 2019

37 Queen Street
Colchester CO1 2PQ
Every first Thursday


6 June, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Understanding your intellectual property rights
A workshop led by Briffa, Intellectual Property Solicitors
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Whether you are a software, website, board game or graphic designer, a photographer, visual artist or craft maker, it is crucial to have a full understanding of your Intellectual Property rights. Led by an IP expert from Briffa solicitors, this workshop will give you a better understanding of how to register, protect and commercialise your creative work.


2 May, 6.30 – 8.30pm
How to incorporate technology into your artistic practice
A panel discussion led by sound artist and digital creative Frazer Merrick
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Are you interested in how to embrace new technologies within your practice? This panel discussion will showcase a variety of digital creative projects from the high-tech, such as experimental video games and AR apps, to lo-fi physical computing and musical circuit bending. You will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the artists while trying out some of the technologies. Panellists include: Henry DriverJosefina Nelimarkka and Laura Trevail


Frazer Merrick
I enjoy blurring the line between sound and music. Utilising both field recordings and synthesis, I compose through improvisation and interactivity. My installation art sits somewhere between collaborative multiplayer computer game and generative musical instrument, creating experiences that transform a space or object. Improvisation and collaboration are both key to my practice, either with a specific process, a place or other people.
Alongside my artistic practice I’m also Education Coordinator at Signals (a digital arts education charity), Creative Director and co-founder of Teaboy Games, and co-founder of CLIP – a young people's experimental music ensemble.

Henry Driver
Through innovative use of technology, I create artworks to communicate and raise awareness for pressing issues and questions that our societies face. Thematically, technology is also particularly prominent, as I feel it is progressing at such a rapid rate, that the comprehension and ethics are severely lagging. I utilise and combine a variety of mediums such as experimental games design, CGI, VR, AI, facial detection, projection mapping, video, sound and sculpture.
I have shown internationally in Berlin, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Toronto, Sydney, Montreal, Taipei & Seoul. My videos have been broadcast on TV in over 40 countries. Nationally, I have shown at galleries such as Tate Liverpool, Tate Britain, The Barbican & Whitechapel Gallery. I was selected by Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey to exhibit at Tate Liverpool, and published in the XL Catlin Guide 2016 “…this guide brings together art’s next big names” (Dazed & Confused). Recently, I was chosen as one of the top 15 artists aged under 35 in the UK, for the Kleinwort Hambros Art Prize 2018. 

Josefina Nelimarkka is a multidisciplinary artist working across art, science and technology. By reacting to the transient moments of time and language, in her practice, arts and sciences merge into fleeting experiences. Moving images, words and sounds arise from the invisible. Continuous processes are activated by weather, real-time data, live performance, nanomicroscopy and interactive technology. Her research looks into critical and speculative events of climate and the politics of air. She is currently the artist-in-residence at SPACE Art + Technology in 2018-2019.

Laura Trevail
The world is made of love and fear, and not always in the right place. I'm interested in that. I'm interested in cause and effect. I'm interested in what we think we see.
My training and background is in theatre, writing, sculpture, data relationships, human behaviour, horror, connected devices and value exchange. They play together well.
I work across industries in connected technology, innovation and transport, as well as within traditional forms of art. I also advocate for artists to play a more active part in building a brave, exciting, kind, practical and exceptionally well functioning tech future for all of us.
I aim to make glancing work with long-term resonance; like the memory of a kind word, or the lasting shiveriness of a ghost story. Sometimes it's head stuff, sometimes heart, sometimes both. Always gut.


4 July, 6.30 – 8.30pm
How to grow your team
A panel discussion led by David Crump, Head of Business Incubation at Cockpit Arts
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Are you a sole trader looking for support for a one-off project? Are you considering hiring a permanent employee, freelancer or apprentice for your small creative business? This session will explore the various options available and discuss their pros and cons through the experiences of practitioners from different creative sectors.

Panellists include:
Ben Philp, Creative Coop 
Aimee Furnival, Another Studio 
Kyla McCallum, Foldability


Ticket includes a complimentary drink and networking after the talk.
Doors: 6.00pm. Talk starts promptly at 6.30pm
**Cash payment available on the door

Any questions? Contact Jack at or 01206809222

Image: SPACE Art & Technology, Reconfigured Vision workshop with Ilona Sagar, The White Building, June 2017.


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