If you’re studying creative arts or consider yourself artistically inclined, you may be missing those trips to galleries and craving a spot of inspiration. Look no further, as at Oxford Open Learning we’ve spotted the top virtual creative events coming up in July.
While the Tate Modern is temporarily closed you needn’t miss out on an artistic fix. Tune into Uniqlo Tate Lates: Night In, an artist-led programme. You will be able to explore the work of LGBTIQ+ artists and visual activists with talks, workshops, film, music and meditation.
There will be two streams on this page on the night. Stream 1 is a mix of artist talks and workshops, whilst Stream 2 is a combination of music and film.
For more information, visit: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/online-event/late/uniqlo-tate-lates-night
Are you fascinated by wide-ranging conversations with the likes of radical thinkers, artists, scientists, and activists; those who are looking to address problems we have been given to solve and are seeking new perspectives to reimagine our world? If so, you will be in good company listening to Accept and Proceed’s founder, David Johnston, who will be bringing conversations to inspire radical action. Endless Vital Activity is a podcast developed by Accept and Proceed, a creative studio that partners with visionaries and believe the cross-pollination of minds and ideas is vital; that solutions can’t be found in isolation.
For more information: https://www.designcalendar.io/amsterdam/events. To listen: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1147745?ref=designcalendar.io
Ibrahim Mahama is a Ghanaian author and an artist of monumental installations. At this event he will address the important question of how art can be a gift to society beyond capital, to help produce a new generation of thinkers able to expand the meaning of life, whichever form it takes.
For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arts-and-place-now-ibrahim-mahama-in-conversation-with-tbc-tickets-106234905462
Fancy digging out the paint brush? In this online session, lasting about an hour, an artist and lecturer will explore painting in two different ways. First, listen to a brief talk, then respond by making your own work in this short, artist-led drawing session. You’ll need to have to hand a sharp pencil, paper and rubber.
To find out more, visit: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/events/creative-sessions
Throughout July a wide variety of free open-access prerecorded talks will be posted online during the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning. These talks will showcase the subjects on offer at the University, as well as current research. Proposed topics include Experiencing histories: mural painting in Britain by Dr Lydia Hamlett, Greek art and ideas in the Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology by Jan Parker, and Finding your voice as a writer by Miranda Doyle.
For more information and a full list of the university’s talks, visit: https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/university-cambridge-virtual-summer-festival-learning/virtual-summer-festival-learning-open-talks
If you’re looking for any more virtual event ideas to stay inspired in July, try visiting https://www.artmonthly.co.uk/magazine/site/calendar , which has details on other events available.