In partnership with Eros Press and Gaia Project, we are delighted to host the exclusive launch of Sally O’Reilly’s hotly endorsed debut novel, Crude.
Sally O’Reilly will be treating us to readings from her new novel and revealing her research methodologies. Power, the politics of narration, the potential of satire and the role of the fantastic in contemporary critical/creative writing will be core themes explored in her presentation. Sally will also be doing a book-signing, and Crude will be available to purchase from our Bookshop at a special launch price of £10.00.
Introduced and chaired by Gaia Project curator James Brady, ARTFUL… RESISTANCE! is set to be a rather lively complement to the unveiling of Crude. The platform will be handed over to art-environmentalists, Hayley Newman (artist and member of Liberate Tate) and Jai Redman (artist and Creative Director of Engine). From personal reflections on ‘being an artist in an activist’s world’ to creative dissidence against corporate oil sponsorship of the cultural sector, you can be sure to expect some polemical performance, a bit of healthy ranting and even a protest sing-song! To conclude, Brady, Newman, O’Reilly and Redman will convene for a playful discussion and Q&A on the complexities and ethics of artful resistance and disobedience, and on the collective struggle against the insidious neoliberal machine.