For three years Ikon led Slow Boat, involving a group of young people from the West Midlands and a converted canal boat. Slow Boat offered different young people each year the opportunity to collaborate with artists and other youth arts groups, to develop their own creative work, and engage with the business of arts management (through Ikon) to produce, market and present their own exhibitions and events. The boat was as much a workshop as it was a mobile arts venue.
Jonathan Watkins has been Director of Ikon Gallery since 1999. Previously he worked for a number of years in London, as Curator of the Serpentine Gallery (1995-1997) and Director of Chisenhale Gallery (1990-1995). Kate Self has been Learning Co-ordinator since 2010, she has led on the development and delivery of the Ikon Youth Programme (known as IYP) and most recently has managed the Slow Boat programme.
Monday 16 June, 13.00 – 13.45
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, London WC2R 2LS
Tickets: £3 (£2 students, King’s staff and alumni)
This event is part of the programme of events, talks and workshops accompanying Museum of Water at Somerset House.
Ikon Slow Boat talk (Jonathan Watkins and Kate Self)
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