Construction: A Conference on Identity

Published Monday, 24th September 2018

Image of construction poster, person in a variety of clothing

How do we construct identities for ourselves? How is fashion a tool to project an image? How do we navigate society by constructing personas? How does art and photography allow us to create an image?

Join the Beecroft Art Gallery for a day’s conference on image and identity creation on Friday 2 November 2018. Featuring practitioners from the worlds of fashion curation, photography, fine art, fashion design and history this symposium will explore the various ways we construct identities. In a society obsessed with image, this timely conference brings together thought-provoking perspectives on how we ‘construct’. The day will end on a panel discussion with all speakers.

Speakers include Martin Pel, Fashion and Textiles Curator at Brighton Museum, discussing his Queer Looks project around LGBTQ identity construction. James Cutmore, CEO and Founder of leading fashion brand The Ragged Priest, exploring his design process for the modern client. Dr Tracey Loughran of the University of Essex who will be mapping women’s construction of the self. Other speakers include Ciara Phipps Curatorial Manager at Southend Museums, Tessa Hallmann fashion photographer and Dr Mark Banting, Art Historian.

This day is in collaboration with the subversive fashion and art exhibition Construction: An Exhibition on Clothing, Image & Persona on show now at the Beecroft Art Gallery. Curatorial Manager Ciara Phipps will be sharing her design process and inspirations behind this zeitgeist exhibition.

Tickets cost £25 which includes lunch and refreshments.

Tickets available online now via Eventbrite.