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Photographer Talk: Susan Derges


Susan Derges, Shoreline 5 October 1998 Unique dye destruction print 100.8 x 242 cm. Courtesy of Purdy Hicks Gallery

Please join us for a talk by Susan Derges on Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 6.30pm, as part of our project ‘Observe. Experiment. Archive’ which explores the connections between photography and science.

The talk will take place at The Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE.

The talk is free however booking is requested HERE

Much of the work of Susan Derges revolves around the creation of visual metaphors exploring the relationship between the observer and the observed; the self and nature or the imagined and the ‘real’. Susan Derges is a pioneering force in camera-less photography. Characteristically, her practice has involved camera-less, lens-based, digital and reinvented photographic processes, and encompasses subject matter informed by landscape and abstraction as well as the physical and biological sciences. Derges endeavours to capture invisible scientific and natural processes, as in her current work: the continuous movement of water, the evolution of frogspawn or the cycles of the moon. She has created her work at night, working with the light of the moon and a hand-held torch to expose images directly onto light sensitive paper. Her practice reflects the work of the earliest pioneers of photography but is also very contemporary in its awareness of environmental issues and the complexity of its conceptual meanings.

Her recent photogravures revisit a particularly fertile period in which Derges shifted the studio-based, observational and experimental nature of her practice into the more expansive darkroom of the landscape itself. Despite the fragile beauty of the works, they relied on intensely physical forms of engagement, based fundamentally on the painstaking immersion of photographic paper in rivers and on the shoreline at night. The locations of the work were places she knew intimately – the River Taw as it runs through Skaigh Wood, and the bridge at Blackaton Brook that she has walked over almost every day since moving to Dartmoor in 1992.  Undertaken over the past two years, the new printmaking project has been a re-affirmation of these key works with the prints adding new depth of tone and colour to the images.

Susan Derges (born 1955, London) completed her postgraduate studies at the Slade School of Fine Art before living in Japan, where she continued her research at Tsukuba University. Her work has been exhibited in numerous international exhibitions including Shadows on the Wall: Cameraless Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2014) and Shadow Catchers, Victoria & Albert Museum (2010). Collections holding her work include Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Art Institute of Chicago; Getty Center, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum.

www.susanderges.co.uk

Susan Derges Spawn 2, 2018 Polymer photogravure with chine colle Special Edition of 6 72 x 39 cm framed. Courtesy of Purdy Hicks Gallery

Liza Dracup – New NEPN Commission

Nuthatch, 2019 ©Liza Dracup 

NEPN is delighted to announce that Liza Dracup has been commissioned for our current project Observe.Experiment.Archive, also supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Light Matter is a new photographic project exploring the natural world illuminated by artificial light, inspired by the historical ideas of Joseph Swan. Swan’s experimental curiosity led him to be the notable inventor of the electric light bulb, changing our experience of nature and vision of the world forever. This photographic commission draws on his enduring spirit of enquiry, adopting his key scientific principles of observation and experimentation and will incorporate experimental analogue and digital approaches to photographing botanical specimens, exploring the transformative properties of light and in particular artificial light.   Liza Dracup’s work often de-familiarises the familiar or recontextualises the common-place, this project builds upon this and will allow her to experiment with more abstract forms, suggesting ambiguity of specimens, hybrid plant forms and the impact of technology on the natural world.

Liza’s commission is underpinned by research visits to northern collections at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (SMWG), The Lit & Phil, Great North Museum, Newcastle Uni and NMSM Bradford. The photographic work produced will be shown in a group exhibition curated by NEPN at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (Nov 2019).

Liza Dracup is a photographer based in the North of England. She is best known for ‘Sharpe’s’ Wood’ (Impressions, 2007), an innovative series of large-scale colour landscape photographs made between dusk and dawn. Her research has led her to examine the wider cultural contexts of the northern photographic landscape, with major recent commissions including Chasing the Gloaming (2011), Re:Collections (2013) and Landmarks (2016).  Liza’s work has been nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 and the Prix Pictet (Earth) Photography Award 2009.

www.lizadracup.co.uk 

 

Commission Opportunity

 


Call for Proposals

NEPN invite proposals for a new photographic commission offered in association with the Royal Horticultural Society.

The commission is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Main Purpose and Aims
The selected proposal should explore horticultural science through a contemporary photographic lens.
In particular we wish to commission a photographic project which will respond to the RHS Science Strategy theme ‘Gardening in a Changing World.’

We particularly welcome proposals which take a narrative, documentary approach.

Areas for analysis could include:

-          How garden plants can capture pollution, reduce flood damage, and assist in the cooling of cities as our climate warms.
-          Exploring the impact of artificial light; night-time pollinators, stimulation of crops and food production.
-          Identifying and managing pests and diseases.
-          Increasing plant biodiversity.
-          Bio-security
-          Impact of technology on gardening and horticulture.

Projects already in progress will be considered, provided there is a clear connection to the commission theme and the benefit of this opportunity to creative practice is clearly evidenced.

The commission will form part of NEPN’s project for 2018/19 ‘Observe. Experiment. Archive’ which explores the relationship between contemporary photographic practice and science, creating new opportunities for photographers to engage with non-arts partners and inviting audiences to engage with photography as a means to understand natural, astronomical and health sciences.

Commission Details

Dates
The commission should be undertaken between April 2019 – October 2019.

Commission Fee: £4,000
This is expected to cover research and production, inclusive of VAT and expenses (travel/accommodation). The fee will be paid in two instalments: 60% on signing of an artist agreement and 40% upon completion.

The selected photographer will also receive the following:

  • Materials/Production budget up to £1,000 for small public outcome (spend to be agreed).
  • Research visit to RHS Lindley Library
  • Research visit to RHS Garden Wisley meeting horticultural scientists.
    • A budget of up to £600 will be available for travel for these trips.
  • 2 x meetings with RHS Officer Christine Wright.
  • Support and 4 x meetings with NEPN.
  • 2 x meetings with an identified appropriate mentor in the North East (mentor fees be provided by NEPN).
  • Access to the chemical and digital darkroom facilities of the Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland (times to be agreed).

There is a potential opportunity to show resultant works in the context of a group exhibition in Sunderland in November 2019, pending further funding confirmation and subject to curatorial fit.  The exhibition will focus on contemporary photographic representation of health, natural and astronomical sciences.

Application Process:

To apply please supply to following:

  • Cover letter (max 2 pages) incorporating:
    • artist statement and current areas of enquiry
    • proposed area of focus
    • why this opportunity would benefit your professional and creative practice
  • CV
  • Links to your photographic work or PDF as attachment (please do not send jpegs.)
  • Provisional budget including your daily fee and number of proposed days.  Please also indicate any additional match funding you could bring (support in kind and /or cash).
  • Indicative timetable

You will need to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to developing practice in the North East – applicants should be based in the North East or have a strong connection to the region. It is not necessary for the work to be made in the region provided it is feasible on the budget provided (or additional funds you can bring).
  • How you will engage the public in the making and dissemination of the work.

We are not able to accept applications from those undertaking studies at undergraduate level.

All contracted photographers will need to have Public Liability Insurance (up to £5m cover), Employer’s Liability Insurance (up to 10m cover, where appropriate).
The selected photographer will need to go through the HMRC’s IR35 assessment process (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ir35-find-out-if-it-applies) and DBS checks may also be required.
Payments and contracts will be issued by the University of Sunderland.

Key Dates:

Monday 11 February 2019
Commission Launch

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 2-3.30pm
Commission Briefing and Q&A session
Introduced by Amanda Ritson of NEPN, Christine Wright of RHS with a case study by photographer Marjolaine Ryley providing reflections on her work with Dilston Physic Garden and Wallington NT.
Northern Centre of Photography, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD.
Please email: nepn@sunderland.ac.uk to indicate you will be attending.

Monday 25 March 2019, 9am
Applications should be received by email to nepn@sunderland.ac.uk by 9am GMT.

Monday 1 April 2019
Shortlisted photographers will be invited to meet or Skype the panel to talk through their ideas.

The final selection will be communicated to shortlisted applicants by Friday 5 April 2019.

We welcome enquiries and informal discussions, please email nepn@sunderland.ac.uk in the first instance express interest.

About the Commissioning Partners

NEPN is a development agency for photography that uniquely works across HE and creative industry sectors to create a critically engaged context of photographic activity. Established in 2009, NEPN has commissioned over 30 lens-based projects, delivered innovative professional development programmes, curated a programme of critical dialogues around photography and developed national and international partnerships for the presentation of new works. Recent commissions, including Newborns by Julian Germain, The Economy of Appearances by Mark Curran and the participatory project WearExperimenting led by artist Jo Howell (co-commissioned by The Cultural Spring), have explored photography as a social practice, visualising lives and experiences through dialogue with community and cross-sector partnerships.

NEPN’s project of 2018/19, Observe Experiment Archive seeks to create contexts for photography-science dialogue, develop inter-disciplinary partnerships and generate new photographic work (both traditional process and digital image), which engages the public in ways which are accessible and relevant.

NEPN is based in the Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland and is part of the University’s Arts and Creative Industries Research Institute. www.northeastphoto.net

Royal Horticultural Society

The RHS, founded in 1804, is the world’s leading gardening charity, inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. The charity’s key strategic objectives include: the safeguarding and advancement of the science, art and practice of horticulture for the benefit of future generations and the environment and to transform communities through gardening.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/

Download this information as a PDF: Call for Proposals RHS and NEPN Commission

 

 

      

Shahidul Alam is granted bail!

Shahidul visiting Sunderland in December 2017.

After spending 103 days in prison, Shahidul Alam has finally been released on bail.  We are delighted with this news however we still need to urge for the charges against him to be dropped.

Shahidul is an internationally respected photographer, journalist and activist and a good friend and colleague to many of us working in the photography and the academic worlds here in the UK.

Tell Bangladesh’s Minister of Home Affairs to drop all charges against Shahidul immediately, and to stop this crackdown on free speech.

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/free-shahidul-alam

Wear Experimenting Workshop and Exhibition Programme

Wear Experimenting opens at Mackie’s Corner, High Street, Sunderland on Thursday 8 November and will run to 1 December, opening on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 3-7pm.  Artist Jo Howell will also present works from the project in The Bridges Shopping Centre and on digital billboards across the city.

Jo Howell and associate artists will be offering a range of workshops throughout the workshop period.  See below for taste of available sessions or visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NEPhotoNetwork/events/

Thursday 15 November, 4-6pm and Friday 16 November, 4-6pm, Mackie’s Corner, High Street:
Cyanotype Book Making with Jo Howell

Using a combination of objects, acetate negatives and writing, participants will create a unique folded cyanotype book about the exhibition. Paper for the booklets will be pre-prepared with design focussing on the content and arrangement of the booklets. A UV exposure lamp will be used to expose the books, which will be washed in cold water and dried for participants to take home the next day.
To book your place please email: booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 427 8197.

 

Saturday 17 November, 12.45-3pm, Hendon, Sunderland:
Wear Experimenting Associate Artists - Nicola Maxwell and Michael Davidson -
Nature / Industry Photo Walk


Join Nicola Maxwell and Michael Davidson for a photo-walk on which you will take photographs, collect specimens and help build a collective survey of a post-industrial area.

Maxwell and Davidson are artists who specialise in photography with a particular interest in maps and the stories that can be told about an area through found objects and by exploring nature’s intervention.

Please note this is a walking event over hilly terrain and is not suitable for those with mobility issues. Sensible shoes, waterproofs and long trousers advised. Over 16s only.

Please bring a digital camera (camera phone can be used).

This event will take place in Hendon, exact meeting point address provided upon booking.
To book your place please email: booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 427 8197.

A follow-up workshop will take place on 24 November, 1pm – 3pm to share images and experiment with post-production.

Saturday 17 November, 4-6pm, Mackie’s Corner, Sunderland:
Wear Experimenting Associate Artist – Graham Patterson
‘Zine making – Accumulation Part 2.

Definition of zine. : magazine especially : a noncommercial homemade publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter.

During the workshop participants can create folded – stapled zines using printed photograms of sea-plastics, that were collected form a shoreline in Roker with participants during last months ‘accumulation’ workshop.

An experimental approach is encouraged to create simple pamphlets and concertina booklets. Large scale inkjet prints of the sea-plastic photograms can be cut into, folded, glued and collaged together – drawn over or written on. All materials to make the booklets will be provided, artist book examples and book making guides will be brought to help with ideas.

There will be an opportunity to display the zines, both at Mackie’s Corner and in an A5 perspex leaflet dispenser, within the coastal site where the plastic material was collected. Participants can add factual information to the zines, where they see fit, to highlight the detrimental impact that plastics have on the marine environment. For example, ‘8 Million Tonnes Of Plastic Is Dumped In the Sea Every Year’.

To book please email:
booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 427 8197.

Friday 23 November 2018, 2-5pm, Mackie’s Corner, Sunderland:
Wear Experimenting Associate Artist -  Ben Freeth, ‘Scan Paths’

‘Scan Paths’ is exciting project which redefines the boundaries of photography by creating an instant camera capable of performing eye-tracking on the user. When ‘eye tracked’ what you look at reveals both what is important psychologically to you, and the science involved in seeing. It’s a ‘selfie-cam’ that takes a picture of you while simultaneously revealing something about yourself!

Join digital artist Ben Freeth for a workshop in which you will help to create a ‘Yarbus Cam’ and use it on Friday 23 November from 2-5pm at Mackie’s Corner, Sunderland.

To book your place please email: booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 427 8197.

Ben Freeth has a background in photography, documentary practice and workshop delivery. His current work expands on this extending into digital media practice and incorporating data as a medium for artistic expression. Ben’s artworks feature scientific photography combined with multichannel sound works, custom electronics, code, instruments and data driven artworks featuring photography and data sonification. Ben has worked and exhibited across the North East, the UK and internationally.  The production of Yarbus Cams is supported by FabLab Sunderland.

A Drop-in session (no need to book) will also run on Saturday 1 December, 2-5pm at Mackie’s Corner when you will get the opportunity to create images using the Yarbus Cams.

Friday 30 November, 1-3pm, Mackie’s Corner, Sunderland:
Pinhole photography with Jo Howell

In this pinhole photography workshop you can bring a container to create your own pinhole camera to photograph the City, or you can use the pre-made cameras from the project. This is one of the first photographic processes. Any container that you can make light tight can be turned into a simple camera. Using a darkroom and photographic chemicals we will develop the photographs you take. Participants will be expected to take photographs outside, so wrap up warm!

*Drop-in session, no need to book.

 


                        
                        

A Struggle for Democracy: Exhibition at the University of Sunderland

Visiting Professor Julian Germain and Emeritus Professor John Kippin

 

A Struggle for Democracy – Shahidul Alam

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 1pm. University of Sunderland, Priestman Building (Showcase Space), SR1 3PZ.

Join us to launch an exhibition of work by visiting professor Shahidul Alam and to raise awareness of the international campaign for his release from detention in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

There will be an introduction by Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, Professor Arabella Plouviez and contributions from invited guests.  All are invited to participate in a mass photograph to communicate our collective voice which will be shared and added to the thousands internationally who are campaigning for Shahidul’s ‘immediate and unconditional release’ (https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/free-shahidul-alam).

The exhibition runs 16-28 October 2018, as part of the UK-wide exhibition of work by Shahidul Alam, initiated by the Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland, Autograph, London and Drik, Bangladesh.

#FreeShahidulAlam

The exhibition is produced by NEPN and the Northern Centre of Photography.

Wear Experimenting – PARTICIPATE!

#WearExperimenting is an ambitious photographic project devised by Jo Howell and commissioned by The Cultural Spring and NEPN.  The project seeks to engage the people of Sunderland in a series of photographic experiments, intended to explore the cross-currents of creativity shared by photography and science and to invite the public to share their experience of life in the city.

Over the summer, residents of Sunderland, and those who work and study in the city, have been participating in workshops and have encountered the project through a travelling darkroom which has popped up at community events, public and social spaces engaging over 1300 people!

WearExperimenting now invites the public to participate by creating images relating to the life of the city between September - October 2018.

The resultant images will be shared across social media using #WearExperimenting, building up a rich image bank and data set from which we can observe ourselves.
Works submitted may also be shown in an exhibition at Mackie’s Corner, High Street, Sunderland from 8 November – 1 December 2018.

To find out how to get involved watch the video above and find the full details here: www.wearexperimenting.co.uk

Twitter: @WearExperiment
Instagram:  @wearexperimenting
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WearExperimenting/

 

A Struggle for Democracy: Images by Shahidul Alam displayed across the UK


Shahidul Alam, Smriti Azad, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1994.

Dr Shahidul Alam was arrested, tortured and imprisoned in Dhaka Bangladesh at the beginning of August. Shahidul is an internationally respected photographer, journalist and activist and a good friend and colleague to many of us working in the photography and the academic worlds here in the UK.

University of Sunderland, where Shahidul has been a visiting professor for many years, Autograph and Drik have proposed a mass exhibition of Shahidul’s work in support of the campaign to free him (#FreeShahidulAlam).

Shahidul has been a significant force both in photography and in photographic education and we feel it is essential that we raise our voice in support of him.

On 28 October Shahidul is due to be awarded the Lucie Award at Carnegie Hall, New York.

We invite as many organisations as possible to participate in an exhibition (8 – 28 October 2018) across the UK, in solidarity with the works recently shown at Drik Gallery Bangladesh, under the exhibition title ‘A Struggle for Democracy’.

The ambition is for every participating institution to show a minimum of 1 image by Shahidul alongside an information panel. This will provide context and a call to action for the public, urging them to add their voice to the online #FreeShahidualAlam campaign and Amnesty International’s appeal for his release.

These can be ‘exhibited’ in a number of ways– they could be projected, on a screen or printed within buildings (foyers, entrances, social spaces, exhibition space) or could be exhibited externally in public-facing spaces with high foot-fall. All files will be provided for local printing/presentation.

Please confirm your participation in the UK wide project!

 

How it works 

1.      Email: nepn@sunderland.ac.uk to request files

2.      Select an image (or more depending on your capacity) from the image files and download

3.      Download the corresponding information panel text.

4.      Print or digitally project or screen both image and text file in your space, reception, public/social place to coincide with the exhibition timeframe

5.      Document interactions and any event you wish to programme.

6.      Share images of the installed images using the #FreeShahidulAlam on social media.

Participating cultural organisations:

Autograph, London; NEPN, Sunderland; Side Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool; Impressions Gallery, Bradford; The Photographers’ Gallery; Redeye: The Photography Network; Panos; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Photo North Festival, Harrogate; FotoDocument; Nottingham Contemporary; Breeze Creatives, Newcastle upon Tyne; Pop Recs, Sunderland; Swadhinata Trust, London; Royal Photographic Society; Sunderland Culture; HOME, Manchester;  Unfold Stories and SHED London; Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland; NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead; Berwick Visual Arts; Four Corners, London; QUAD and FORMAT International Photography Festival; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Fotonow; Gallery Oldham; pic.london; Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Participating Universities:

University of Sunderland; Durham University; Ulster University; University of Lincoln; University of Wolverhampton; London School of Economics and Political Science; Nottingham Trent University; Edinburgh Napier University; Coventry University; Royal College of Art; University of South Wales; Manchester Metropolitan University; University of Cumbria; University of Plymouth; Blackburn College; University of Gloucestershire Birmingham City University; University of Salford; The Northern School of Art; Anglia Ruskin University; Sheffield Hallam University; University of Derby; University for the Creative Arts, Farnham; Bury College; LCC, University of the Arts London; University of Brighton and photoworks; Newcastle University; University Centre Weston; Kings College London; Middlesex University.

International partners:

Photo Romania Festival; Galerie Lichtblick and Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Georgia;  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia; Encontros da Imagem, International Photo Festival, Braga, Portugal; Philiyput Art Centre, Philadelphia, USA; Noorderlicht House of Photography, The Netherlands; Galeria umelcov Spiša, Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia.

 

 

 

 

Shahidul Alam Detained: Appeal for his release

Dr. Shahidul Alam, internationally respected photographer, activist, journalist, founder and Managing Director of the Bangladesh multimedia company, Drik, founder of Chobi Mela International Photography Festival and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, was forcibly abducted from his home on 5 August.

Shahidul is a long-term collaborator and friend of NEPN and visiting professor of the Northern Centre of Photography at the University of Sunderland.   The department, NEPN and its forerunner IPRN, have worked with Shahidul for 20 years on numerous projects, most recently on a presentation of his exhibition ‘Kalpana’s Warriors’ in partnership with Breeze Creatives last December 2017-January 2018, during the Freedom City Festival.

Shahidul is currently being held as a prisoner of conscience in police custody in Dhaka, Bangladesh, following his arrest for exercising his right to freedom of expression. If found guilty, the authorities have warned Shahidul could face up to 14 years imprisonment.

Amnesty International have called for Shahidul’s ‘immediate and unconditional release’ and have issued an Urgent Action Call: www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/free-shahidul-alam

There is also a petition here: https://www.change.org/p/dhaka-metropolitan-police-release-shahidul-alam-now

#FreeShahidulAlam

 

Image courtesy:   Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography

Call for Associate Photographic Artists – #WearExperimenting

Deadline:  9am Monday 16 July 2018.
#WearExperimenting is an ambitious photographic project devised by Jo Howell and commissioned by The Cultural Spring and NEPN.  The project seeks to engage the people of Sunderland in a series of photographic experiments intended to explore the cross-currents of creativity shared by photography and science. It seeks to explore the connections between participatory and socially-engaged photography and to build a community of practice in this area.  Experiments will ask questions relating to the natural and physical environment; social, domestic and work life; health and well-being of the city and its residents.

There is an opportunity for associate photographers/artists from the North East of England to contribute to #WearExperimenting by proposing and leading on a specific area of exploration. We are keen to receive proposals for support that will feed research for existing projects in development, providing the opportunity for photographic artists to develop their audience and deepen relationships with the public.
The selected photographers will be expected to develop and deliver 2 half-day participatory workshops in identified community settings in Sunderland, supported by lead artist Jo Howell.

Associates will also be required to present the findings of their research and workshop in a zine/e-publication or photographic form and will be asked to share their practice and learning from the project in a peer reflection.

NEPN will also offer 2 x advisory sessions with the Associates which will aim to support their wider practice development.

Fee available: up to £3,000 per Associate inclusive of VAT, materials and expenses. 

The activity should be undertaken during the period July-November 2018.
Application Process
Please email:

  • Cover letter, incorporating artist statement and current areas of enquiry and why this opportunity would benefit your professional and creative practice (max 2 pages).
  • CV
  • Links to your photographic work
  • Proposed budget breakdown (fees and any other costs).
  • Indicative timetable

Applications should be sent to: nepn@sunderland.ac.uk by 9am Monday 16 July 2018.
We welcome enquiries and informal discussions, please email nepn@sunderland.ac.uk in the first instance express interest.

 

For more information about WearExperimenting visit:

Twitter: @WearExperiment
Instagram:  @wearexperimenting
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WearExperimenting/

This programme forms part of Observe. Experiment. Archive, NEPN’s overarching enquiry for 2018/19. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.