Artist Akeelah Bertram at Patrick Studios, Leeds.

Akeelah Bertram in conversation with Season Butler

(Online event)

We are excited to announce this live online event which focuses on the work of Akeelah Bertram and particularly her recent commission Return which is showing at Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of our Summer 2021 Programme from 10 July until 1 August 2021.

Season Butler is a writer and artist, born in Washington DC and now based in London and Berlin.

Butler’s writing, research and art practice centre around intersectionality and narratives of otherness, isolation and negotiations with hope. Her recent artwork has appeared in the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Tate Exchange, the Latvian National Museum (Riga) and Hotel Maria Kapel (Netherlands), and she was shortlisted for the SI Leeds Prize for Fiction by Black and Asian women in 2014. Cygnet, Season’s debut novel, was published in 2019, and is grounded in her research into identity politics in coming-of-age novels, and social constructs of youth and old age in climate change fiction. It received the 2020 Writer’s Guild award for Best First Novel.

Akeelah Bertram (b.1990 London) is a cross-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Leeds. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since studying at the University of Leeds, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, (Dresden) and the Royal College of Art (London).

Bertram is interested in collective narratives, challenging perspectives and innovating modes of communication. She produces work across new media art, interaction design, sculpture and performance exploring heritage and identity through creative technology, and is currently the Gatenby Fellow in Contemporary Art, University of Leeds.

Thursday 15 July 2021

6-7pm GMT


BSL interpretation and live captions

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