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Artist Stuart Whipps discusses his new film and publication with Helen Legg, Director, Tate Liverpool. Commissioned as part of City Club. 

Stuart Whipps’ work is underpinned by the processes and history of photography. He teases out narratives from historic artefacts and records to address specific places or moments in time. City Club offered a unique opportunity to look at the role of art in Milton Keynes as it reaches its 50th anniversary. Stuart will produce an artist film and a publication which responds to this moment in the context of the historic relationship between the New Towns movement and art. Built during the optimism of post-war Britain, towns such as Reading, Peterlee, Harlow and Milton Keynes have become landscapes of either mass consumption or high unemployment in a single generation.

Helen Legg is Director, Tate Liverpool. Prior to this, she was Director of Spike Island, Bristol (2010 – 2018). There she focused on giving opportunities to emerging artists and developed an ambitious exhibitions programme which firmly embedded the organisation in the city and gave it a leading role in the visual arts in the South West, attracting new audiences and funders alike. Previously she was Curator at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2005 -2010), where she was heavily involved in the development of Ikon, Eastside, based in a former factory building in Digbeth, an industrial area of the city.