Talks programme

Contraption: After Telford and Brown (Carriage, Plough, Boat, and Harrow) | David Bethell | 2017 | performance | commissioned by: Meadow Arts | image: Glen Stoker

Manchester Art Gallery
June – October 2018

Re-sight is a programme of public talks at Manchester Art Gallery discussing the commissioning, production and presentation of film and video within a visual arts context. Featuring renowned artists, academics and commissioners from across the UK, the programme will contextualise Mark Devereux Projects’ represented artist David Bethell’s own artistic research developing his skills within script writing and working with actors.

As part of the project, David Bethell will undertake a month-long residency in Norfolk and receive tailored mentoring from artist Len Horsey, Producer Bren O’Callaghan and the Mark Devereux Projects team to support the creation of a new performative video work, which will be presented in October 2018 (venues and dates TBA).

Re-sight is funded by Arts Council England, supported by Manchester Art Gallery and produced / curated by Mark Devereux Projects. David Bethell is represented by Mark Devereux Projects.

For further information about the Re-sight talks programme please contact us.

Programme information
Venue: Manchester Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
Times: 6-7pm
Tickets: free (booking required via Eventbrite links – see below)

Image: Contraption: After Telford and Brown (Carriage, Plough, Boat, and Harrow) | David Bethell | 2017 | performance | commissioned by: Meadow Arts | image: Glen Stoker

Thursday 28 June
Hetain Patel | artist

Hetain Patel is a visual artist and performance maker. In recent years, Patel has done Bruce Lee impersonations on stage at the Royal Opera House, completed commissions for Tate Modern and Sadler’s Wells, London, made a working class Transformer robot from an old Ford Fiesta (with his dad), designed part of a mini golf course for the Venice Biennale, toured his live performance, TEN, internationally (in English and French), made his first dance company work for Candoco, and was invited to do a TED talk which has since had over 2.5 million hits.

Patel is interested in connecting marginalised identities with the mainstream in an effort to destabilise notions of authenticity and promote personal freedom. With an autobiographical starting point he uses humour and the languages of popular culture to highlight familiarity within the exotic, recognition within the unknown. This often involves exploring fantasy through a DIY domestic lens.

Working collaboratively with artists across disciplines, and with family members and non professionals, Patel enjoys working across multiple languages, culturally and artistically.

Patel is represented by Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, and is a New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells, London. For further information please visit:

Image: Hetain Patel courtesy of Martin Godwin.

Thursday 19 July
Steven Bode | Director Film and Video Umbrella, London

Information coming soon…

Thursday 20 September
Gail Pickering | artist and Programme Director MA Artists Film & Moving Image at Goldsmiths University of London

Information coming soon…

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