Fused Creativity

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Hi everyone! 👋 We're back to finish this month off in style with a talk by Suzy O'Hara!

Suzy will discuss the rise in cross sector, interdisciplinary practices between the arts and Creative industries.

Through a series of practical case studies, she will explore the breadth of collaborative models of practice emerging between these sectors, particular tensions, synergies and opportunities that can arise within collaborative co-production and the evolving role of the curator within "fused" creative innovation.

Of course, any help in spreading the word would be appreciated as usual!

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Suzy O'Hara is a curator, and researcher based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Through her research at CRUMB (http://crumbweb.org/), her curatorial practice and her post-doctoral role with Creative FUSE North East (http://www.creativefusene.org.uk/), Suzy seeks to both nurture and understand evolving relationships between the Arts and Creative, Digital and IT sectors, explore new models of collaborative commissioning for the production of interdisciplinary art and creative practices.

Suzy recently completed her practice led, AHRC funded PhD at CRUMB, University of Sunderland, entitled “Collaborations between Arts and Commercial Digital Industry Sectors: A Curatorial Practice-led Investigation of Modes of Production”.

Her latest projects include; INVENTORS! with Dominic Wilcox (http://tracking.wordfly.com/click?sid=MjE3XzgzOTBfMTQwNDU4XzY5Njc&l=7b945bf8-1007-e611-89f9-e41f1345a486&utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ThinkingDigitaleflyerApr2016&utm_content=version_A&sourceNumber=), a project that turned children’s inventions ideas into real objects by drawing together partners from across art, design, manufacture, commercial business and education; Sunderland 10 x 10 (http://tracking.wordfly.com/click?sid=MjE3XzgzOTBfMTQwNDU4XzY5Njc&l=7c945bf8-1007-e611-89f9-e41f1345a486&utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ThinkingDigitaleflyerApr2016&utm_content=version_A&sourceNumber=), a project by Sunderland Cultural Partnership, that supports North East based artists and creatives and nurtures the development of contemporary arts in collaboration with local Sunderland businesses and Rewriting the Hack (http://tracking.wordfly.com/click?sid=MjE3XzgzOTBfMTQwNDU4XzY5Njc&l=7d945bf8-1007-e611-89f9-e41f1345a486&utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ThinkingDigitaleflyerApr2016&utm_content=version_A&sourceNumber=), the North East’s first Women Only Hackathon that examined the Hackathon format as a site for producing collaborative, interdisciplinary art strategies and explored issues surrounding diversity an increasingly popular model of creative production.

Suzy is also founder and curator of Thinking Digital Arts, in collaboration with Thinking Digital Conference.

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Schedule:

18:00: Arrival, refreshments and a networking opportunity.

18:30: Suzy O'Hara - Fuse Creativity

19:15: Q&A

19:30: Social & refreshments*

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*let us know if you have any dietary requirements you'd like us to adhere to