Open Forum 3 – The Royal Standard
December 9, 2019.
Open Forum is a series of public events hosted at the Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) consisting of a presentation from an invited artist-led organisation, group or collective followed by an open forum discussion with attendees.
The third session is organised alongside The Royal Standard, where recent Director Sufea Mohamad Noor will present an account of the trials of creating and sustaining an organisation within the city and beyond, alongside input from current Directors Benjamin Nuttall and Benjamin Lunt.
Following the general format of a public open forum anyone will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion and have their voice heard, with no topics surrounding artist-led practice and its intersection with other socio-cultural practices and institutions off limits. Providing a neutral space for open discourse, attendees are encouraged to raise issues for public scrutiny in order to share knowledge, critique and develop solutions. Through a process of open and transparent dialogue pertinent issues will be exposed, explored, understood and re-thought.
The Royal Standard (TRS) is an artist-led gallery, studio complex and registered charity based in Northern Lights, Cains Brewery Village, Liverpool L8. The organisation is dedicated to supporting the practice of both emerging and established artists in the city through providing affordable studio spaces and development opportunities. In addition to supporting 45 artists, TRS also run a year-round programme of free exhibitions and events ranging from monthly crits to studio exchanges.
Open Forum is a programme of events organised by James Schofield, PhD researcher based at the Exhibition Research Lab.