Past Events

Roundtable: Socially Engaged Art History & Beyond

DRN Events – Clare Patey, Sammi Lukic-Scott, Jacob V Joyce

  • 1 March 2022
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Online

This is an event for DRN members only. You can find out more about the network here.

In this roundtable three speakers will discuss the need for art historians and the larger art world to be socially engaged, and what the next generation of art historians can do to assist this ongoing process.

About the speakers

  • Headshot of Clare Patey

    Clare Patey is an award winning artist and curator with a socially engaged practice. She has worked nationally and internationally on commissions for the London International Festival of Theatre, Channel 4 (winner of RTS award), Southbank Centre, the National Theatre and the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona. She was the creator of the critically acclaimed Museum Of, The Ministry of Trying to Do Something About It and annually curated Feast on the Bridge for the Thames Festival. She is currently director of Empathy Museum, whose audio project A Mile in My Shoes tours internationally, and is part of the Edible Utopia collective.

    She has been called the ‘Cecil B. DeMille of public eating’ by the Guardian.

  • Headshot of Sammi Lukic-Scott

    Sammi Lukic-Scott is currently Gallery and Schools Programme Manager at Artworks, the Everybody School of Art. Based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Artworks believes that opportunity and engagement with art can make things better for everyone and should be available to all. Artworks is a community interest company that works with a wide range of local groups and communities, both online, in community venues and from our base in a Grade II listed mill, including our gallery, artists’ studios and teaching spaces. Sammi is also undertaking a funded PhD in History of Art at the University of York. Her research focuses on the movement of imagery and experiments with materials in investigating the translation of two-dimensional images into relief objects in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

  • Headshot of Jacob V Joyce

    Jacob V Joyce is an artist, researcher and educator from South London. Their work is community focussed ranging from mural painting, illustration, workshops, poetry and punk music with their band, Screaming Toenail. Joyce has illustrated international human rights campaigns for Amnesty International and Global Justice Now, had their comics published in national newspapers and self published a number of DIY zines. Their work with OPAL (Out Proud African LGBTI) has gone viral across the African Continent and increased the visibility of activists fighting the homophobic legacies of European colonialism.

    Joyce was recently awarded a Support Structures Fellowship from the Serpentine Gallery and a Westminster PhD research scholarship at C.R.E.A.M, (Centre for Research and Education in Art Media.) Previous recognitions include a collaborative residency at Serpentine Galleries Education Department with Rudy Loewe 2020, TFL (Transport For London) Public Arts Grant 2019, Artist Participation Residency at Gasworks London/East Yard Trinidad Tobago 2019, Tate Galleries Education Department Residency 2019, Nottingham Contemporary Community Artist Residency 2017.