About this Event
Adele Patrick boasts over three decades of involvement in commissioning, curating, creating, and editing feminist and equality-focused publications. She has worked as an independent writer, researcher, and designer, and is a co-founder and Director of Glasgow Women’s Library. Her relationship with the world of creation, archiving, and collaboration with readers and writers spans from the pre-digital era.
In her upcoming talk at esea contemporary, Adele will delve into the purpose of publishing, both in the past and the present, while also peering into the future. Drawing from her extensive experience of collaborative and cross-disciplinary work with writers, designers, architects, and other creatives, she will discuss her contributions to and co-designing of publications. This includes a wide spectrum, from artists' books to academic journals, from zines to manifestos, all while exploring the enduring drive to publish.
Following Adele's talk, Xiaowen Zhu, Director of esea contemporary, will engage in a conversation with her.
About esea contemporary
esea contemporary is the UK’s only non-profit art centre specialising in presenting and platforming artists and art practices that identify with and are informed by East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) cultural backgrounds.
esea contemporary is situated in an award-winning building in the heart of Manchester, home to one of the largest East Asian populations in the UK. Since its inauguration as a community-oriented visual arts festival in 1986, esea contemporary – previously named Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) – has continuously evolved to establish itself as a dynamic and engaging space for cross-cultural exchanges in the British art scene, as well as in a global context.
esea contemporary aims to increase the visibility of contemporary art practices from the East and Southeast Asian communities and their diasporas. It is a site for forward-thinking art programmes that beyond exhibitions also include commissions, research, residencies, publishing, and a wide range of vibrant public events. esea contemporary values creativity, compassion, interconnectedness, and collectivity in implementing its mission.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
esea contemporary, 13 Thomas Street, Manchester, United Kingdom