Artists in Archives: for interest only




5 Dec 2017


International Anthony Burgess Foundation


Join Digital Women’s Archive North [DWAN] and Delia Derbyshire Day to explore the role of feminist arts practice in unlocking archives once considered “for interest only.”

Artists since the post-war period have embraced the “archival impulse”, challenging the way in which “historical knowledge and forms of remembrance are accumulated, stored and recovered’” (Hal Foster, 2004).

We ask: what can practitioners contribute in terms of new content, interpretation, methods of knowledge creation, and ways of working within archival narratives of preservation and access?

Watch, listen to, share and participate in artists’ presentations, displays, creative responses, performances and workshop activities, and view some of Delia Derbyshire’s archive from the John Rylands Library.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Contributors include:

** [DWAN]

** Caro C (artist &sound engineer)

** Mireille Fauchon (illustrator)

** Harry Cooper (Project Manager, Sound & Music/British Music Collection)

** Esther McManus (print-maker & publisher)

** Hannah Allan (artist & writer)

** Heather Roberts (archivist)

** Travelling Heritage Bureau of Displaced Women Artists

** Delia Derbyshire archive from John Rylands Library



This performance-arts-symposium event is part of Delia Derbyshire 80th anniversary electronic music heritage project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.