Symposium: Wednesday 28th October, 11.00am-5.00pm

Location: Hardwick Gallery, Hardwick Campus, St Paul’s Rd, Cheltenham, GL50 4BS


Panel Discussion: Wednesday 28th October, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence St, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT

Entry: £5.00; all welcome


Revising History is a two-part programme comprising three exhibitions of new moving image work by Richard Billingham, Kathleen Herbert and Anna Bunting-Branch at Hardwick Gallery, and a one-day symposium of screenings and discussion with the artists and invited speakers at the University of Gloucestershire, and panel discussion at The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum.

The Revising History symposium will enable each of the film-works to be studied and explored in depth with a succession of screenings and discussions between the artists and invited speakers.

The Revising History panel discussion will allow all of the symposium’s protagonists to join in a wide-ranging, open discussion exploring, amongst other things, the revisiting and revising of histories in artists’ film, and the relationships between the static and moving image, and between documentation and dramatic storytelling.



11.00am-12.30pm     Richard Billingham in conversation with Kieran Cashell

1.30-3.00pm               Kathleen Herbert in conversation with Ele Carpenter

3.30-5.00pm              Anna Bunting-Branch in conversation with Naomi Pearce

6.00-7.30pm              Panel discussion: Andrew Bick (Chair), Richard Billingham, Kieran Cashell, Kathleen Herbert, Ele Carpenter, Anna Bunting-Branch, Naomi Pearce


Dr Kieran Cashell is a lecturer in Critical & Contextual Studies in Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT and is author of Aftershock: The Ethics of Contemporary Transgressive Art (IB Tauris, 2009).

Dr Ele Carpenter is a curator and writer on interdisciplinary politicised art and social networks of making. Her Nuclear Culture curatorial research project is a partnership between The Arts Catalyst and Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she is a Senior Lecturer in MFA Curating, and convenor of the Nuclear Culture Research Group. Her curatorial work includes facilitating roundtable discussions between artists and nuclear stakeholders. Curated exhibitions include Actinium (OYOYO, Sapporo, Japan, 2014), Material Nuclear Culture (Karst, Plymouth, 2016); Perpetual Uncertainty (Bilmuseet, Sweden, 2016-17).

Naomi Pearce is a writer, producer and co-founder of the Woodmill an artist led studio and project space. Recent curatorial and research projects include The Mechanical Garden and Other Long Encores, Dilston Grove, London and Women Under the Influence an ongoing collaboration with Alice Hattrick and Linda Stupart working with correspondence and other archival material held in The Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University. She is editor for A-or-ist journal, teaches on the Sandberg Critical Studies programme in Amsterdam and hosts The Conch; a quarterly discussion event at South London Gallery.