NN Contemporary Art is currently closed whilst we undergo capital renovation works at 24 Guildhall Road, with a planned opening to the public in early 2022. Meanwhile, we host our programme of events online.

CPD Session: Working with archives

09/06/2020

On Tuesday 9th June Jessica Piette hosted an online learning group together with guest speaker Philipp from The Sparrows’ Nest Library and Archive. ⁣

Sparrows’ Nest is an extensive archive of artist zines and reading material relating to the history of anarchism, radicalism, social movements, and protest in the UK. The session included a Q&A followed by a group discussion on the practicalities of working with archives, and the vital role they play in preserving and presenting the visual cultures of radical politics.

Anarchy (First Series) 004 Vol:01 #04: A Journal of Anarchist Ideas- Where the shoe pinches. Freedom Press, June 1961, UK. Sparrows’ Nest Archive and Library.

Black Autonomy Vol:03 #05: News. Views. Black Revolution. August-September 1997, USA. Sparrows’ Nest Archive and Library. ⁣
Anarchy (First Series) 034 Vol:03 #12: Science Fiction. Freedom Press, December 1963, UK. Sparrows’ Nest Archive and Library. ⁣
Anarchy (First Series) 089 Vol:08 #07: The Maydays in France. Freedom Press, July 1968, UK. Sparrows’ Nest Library and Archive.
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