October 19, 2022
2pm EST, 7pm BST
Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition on view at The Lightbox in Woking, UK titled “Canaletto and Melissa McGill: Performance and Panorama”
In this online talk Melissa McGill will discuss her highly acclaimed Venice-based collaborative public art project Red Regatta, 2019, her personal connection with Venice and its citizens, the city’s challenges with climate change and will offer her artistic reflections on what she and Canaletto share in their visions of the City of Water.
Melissa McGill is a New York based interdisciplinary artist known for ambitious, collaborative, site specific public art projects. At the heart of her work is a focus on community, meaningful shared experiences, and lasting impact. Melissa has presented both independent public art projects and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Sarah Brown is Director of The Lightbox, and until December 2021 she led Leeds Art Gallery. She was responsible for the capital refurbishment and relaunching of the gallery in 2017 and is a founding member of Yorkshire Sculpture International. With over 20 years of experience Sarah has curated significant exhibitions, commissioned new work and has brought together major acquisitions for museum collections.
Tickets and more information available here.
Photo. credit: Peter Fleissig