Come and meet with Piotr Piasta, Berwick Visual Arts and the Centre for Rural Economy (Newcastle University) new artist in residence.
Wednesday 12 November, 6pm
at ISIS Arts, 5 Charlotte Square, NE1 4XF
Join us at ISIS Arts on Wednesday 12 November, 6pm to hear Piotr Piasta talk about his practice and the new work he is creating during his residency in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Piotr Piasta is the Berwick Visual Arts and the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) at Newcastle University new artist in residence. He is a visual artist, independent filmmaker and a photographer who currently lives and works in the Wieniawa district of Poland. His artwork explores themes of history, time and memory often within a rural context and he is particularly interested in ageing within rural communities and the stories and memories of older people in these communities.
Berwick Visual Arts residency in partnership with the CRE provides the opportunity for an artist working in any discipline to question what and who is rural, and explore rural life and society beyond idyllic representations, whilst living and working in Berwick-upon-Tweed for six months (Oct 2014-April 2015).
Upon appointment to the post Piotr said ‘I am extremely happy to be offered the residency at Berwick Visual Arts and the opportunity to work with the Centre for Rural Economy. The residency will allow me to extend my research subjects and I am excited to explore a different rural culture to my own.
I am particularly interested in ageing in rural populations and I believe that old people are living archives of the past, and their stories are like inspiring books of knowledge. During the residency I hope to share their stories and show them in a new visual form’.
Piotr Piasta is a visual artist, an independent filmmaker and a photographer. Piotr was born in1981 in Brudnow village, Wieniawa district, Poland, where he currently lives and works. During years 2000 – 2002 he studied Arts Education at the Polytechnic in Radom, during years 2002 - 2009 he studied Art Critic at the University of Arts, Poznan, Poland. In his art works he concentrates on themes of history, time and memory. He is a co-author of a documentary film “Happened Here”, screened during Holocaust Memorial Day in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (2011). In 2012 after 10 month residency at Library and Cultural Centre in Wieniawa, he directed film “Songs Poems Rituals”, which had its premiere in the Museum of Oskar Kolberg in Przysucha, Poland (May 2013). In 2012 he directed a video interview with an artist Sabina Sallis “Supercharged. Interview with Sabina Sallis”, presented at the European Platform ArtistTalk.