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Encounters: What’s On


27/06/2018

Ahilapalapa Rands, Montage © Ahilapalapa Rands, courtesy of Invisible Dust

Take a look at What’s On alongside ‘Encounters‘, our exhibition at Whitby Library as part of Cook 250 Festival at Whitby, 7th and 8th July 2018.

‘Encounters’ launches on 7th and 8th July at Whitby Library, Windsor Terrace, Whitby YO21 1ET and continues until 24th August, in partnership with North Yorkshire Library and Information Service.

Encounters Exhibition:

  • The Oceanic Reading Room by Ahilapalapa Rands
  • Plant Hunting by Fiona MacDonald: Feral Practice
  • Encounters with Natasha Pulley
  • Cooking up a Storm: Finding James Cook, a Journey Through Time
  • Archive Explorers: Riding the Waves of Discovery

Events:
Saturday 7 July

The Oceanic Reading Room
10am-12pm
with Ahilapalapa Rands (refreshments provided)

In The Oceanic Reading Room, New Zealand artist Ahilapalapa Rands introduces us to ways in which knowledge and learning is gathered and shared by some of the indigenous peoples from the Pacific Islands.

Many Hands
10am-12pm
Drop-in art workshop with Invisible Dust.
In this art-workshop, we will be doing portrait photography, crafting hand-shaped trinkets, and writing environmental pledges to take home as a reminder and souvenir.

Archive Explorers: Riding the Waves of Discovery!
10am-12pm and 1-3pm
A journey into Whitby’s past and the natural world using unique archive material from North Yorkshire County Records Office.

Meet the Author: Natasha Pulley*
11am-11.45am
A talk by award-winning, international bestselling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and The Bedlam Stacks, Natasha Pulley draws on her extensive historical research and interest in speculative futures to describe her fascination with exploration and a history of possibilities.

Meet the Artist: Ahilapalapa Rands*
1pm-1.45pm
A talk by the New Zealand artist about The Oceanic Reading Room, shared histories and different viewpoints.

Meet the Artist: Fiona MacDonald: Feral Practice*
2.30pm-3.15pm
A talk about Plant Hunting and what Whitby has taught her about the natural world.
Fiona’s artwork, Plant Hunting, represents plants that can be found in Whitby, but were originally brought back from the Pacific, through Cook’s voyage and similar expeditions.

TALK: ‘James Cook: The Voyages at the British Library’ with Dr William Frame, British Library*
5pm-6pm
Described as ‘a remarkable exhibition’ (Sir David Attenborough) and an ‘eye-opening record of colliding worlds’ (The Guardian), join Dr William Frame, Curator of the British Library’s major exhibition on James Cook, for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the remarkable objects in the collection.

Tickets: £3

Sunday 8 July

Archive Explorers: Riding the Waves of Discovery!
11am-1pm
A journey into Whitby’s past and the natural world using unique archive material from North Yorkshire County Records Office.

We’re going on a Plant Hunt!
11am-1pm
Drop-in art workshop with artist Fiona MacDonald (for all the family)

The Oceanic Reading Room
11am-1pm 
with Ahilapalapa Rands (refreshments provided)

In The Oceanic Reading Room, New Zealand artist Ahilapalapa Rands introduces us to ways in which knowledge and learning is gathered and shared by some of the indigenous peoples from the Pacific Islands.

Cooking up a Storm: Finding James Cook, a Journey Through Time*
1.30-2.30pm
Seven young people from Whitby are experiencing a unique research trip to London and will be sailing back to Whitby on the tall ship, Atyla. Returning fresh from the journey of a lifetime, they will recount their fascinating journey and findings, with artist Fiona MacDonald: Feral Practice and writer, Natasha Pulley.

All events FREE unless otherwise stated.
* Places limited so booking essential.
Tickets available from Whitby Library 01609 534350.

For library opening times visit https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/whitby-library or call 01609 534350. ‘Encounters’ is funded by Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust with support from Scarborough Borough Council

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