In Conversation


In Conversation: Helen Cammock with Tara Bursey

    4 April 2023

On Tuesday, 4 April, join us for our first In Conversation event of 2023! Artist Helen Cammock will be in conversation with Tara Bursey, Director of the Workers' Arts and Heritage Centre, Hamilton. They will discuss Cammock's exhibition They Call It Idlewild, and address some of the wider themes that emerge from the work.

Tara Bursey is an interdisciplinary artist, self publisher and arts worker. She has worked in a curatorial capacity for the City of Hamilton, Craft Ontario, the Art Gallery of Burlington, the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Wychwood Barns Community Association. Her artwork has been exhibited across Canada as well as in Copenhagen, Berlin and Eye, Suffolk, UK, and she has presented her artistic research in the areas of textiles, labour, and contemporary art at symposia in Los Angeles, Sackville and Savannah. Last year, she was appointed the inaugural Lassonde Artist-In-Residence at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Tara lives in Hamilton and serves as Executive Director of the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, Canada's only labour history museum and multidisciplinary art centre.

Helen Cammock was born in 1970 in Staffordshire, the UK. She lives and works between Brighton and London. Recent exhibitions include Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (2022); Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2022); STUK, Leuven, Belgium (2021); The Photographers Gallery, London (2021); Touchstones, Rochdale, (2021); Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (2020); Collezione Maramotti, Italy (2020); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2019); VOID, Derry, Northern Ireland; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2019): Reading Museum, UK (2018); Cubitt, London (2017). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Tate Britain, London; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; Somerset House, London; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK; NEST, Netherlands; Villa Romana, Florence; Hollybush Gardens, London, and Firstsite, Colchester, UK. She has staged performances at Turner Contemporary, Margate; Collezione Maramotti, Italy; The Showroom, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Cubitt, London; VOID, Derry, Northern Ireland and the ICA, London. Cammock was the joint recipient of The Turner Prize 2019 and the 7th Max Mara Art Prize for Women.

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This event will take place in person and is presented as public programming for the exhibition, Helen Cammock: They Call It Idlewild at Oakville Galleries.

This is a free event, advance registration through Eventbrite is required. Doors open for the event at 6 PM. The exhibition continues until 13 May 2023.



6:30 – 7:30 PM


Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square