In Dialogue

An International Symposium that interrogates how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice


InDialogue 2016

InDialogue are pleased to announce the guest speakers, performers and presenters for 2016:

Guest Speakers:

Keynote: Professor Grant Kester (University of California)

Chair: Professor Steve Swindells (University of Huddersfield)

Curatators: Heather Connelly, Rhiannon Jones

Guest Speakers: Dom Breadmore, Elena Cologni Luigi Galimberti, Saskia Holmkvist, Boseda Olawoye,  Helen Varley Jamieson, Rachelle Viader Knowles and Katherine Wimpenny.

Performers: Sally Doughty, Rachel Krische and Lisa Kendall, , Vida Midgelow and Jane Bacon, Michael Pinchbeck and work in progress by Chloé Déchery and Jane McKernan 2016 InDialogue resident artists.


Jessica Bradley and Louise Atkinson,  Rachael Colley and Nuala ClooneyLinda DuvallTom EstesSarah Green, John Hammersley,  Frank Heather,  Caroline Horton and Jacqueline TaylorDaniel Hunt, Petra Johnson, Garrett Lynchmatthews and allen,  Francesco Mazzarella and Gavin Rogers Ella McCartneySam Metz and Abigail Parsons, Tychonas MichailidisJake Moore and Jade WilliamsSally Morfilland Ana ČavićKatarina Rankovic, Zoe RobertsonNatalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris, Susanne Palzer, Zoë Petersen, Gaby SaldanhaDan ScottJoanna Sperryn-Jones, Steven Baldwin and Craig Newsome, Dani TagenArlene Tucker and Anastasia Artemeva, and Gemma-Rose Turnbull

Draft Programme – Overview

Thursday 1st December 2016 

09.30 – 22.00

Nottingham Contemporary

Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

09.30 – 18.30

with a keynote by Grant Kester

19.00 – 22.00

Evening of live works by invited international visiting artists.

Curated by InDialogue and Dance4 at Nottingham Contemporary.

Friday 2nd December 

9.30 – 17.30

New Art Exchange

39 – 41 Gregory Blvd, Nottingham NG7 6BE

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*Please note that Thursday and two day tickets include the performance evening, which is an integral part of the symposium.

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InDialogue Performance Evening

In partnership with Dance4, InDialogue has invited artists who are making creative and challenging live works in the UK and internationally to present their work.

The performance evening will celebrate what it means to be in dialogue, considering diverse approaches to practice.

Artists include Sally Doughty, Rachel Krische and Lisa Kendall, Caroline Horton and Jacqueline Taylor, Vida Midgelow and Jane Bacon, Michael Pinchbeck and work in progress by the 2016 InDialogue resident artists.

Performance evening:
Tickets: £10 (full) £8 (concessions)
Duration: 3 hrs (approx.)
Suitable for 16+

The performance evening is new for 2016 and is part of the wider InDialogue symposium.

InDialogue is a two day biennial International Symposium that interrogates how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice, this year the symposium will take place on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December.

Tickets for the full symposium can be booked via eventbrite:

Tickets for performance evening only are available from Dance4.

Summer 2016:

InDialogue 2016 call for participation opened with a huge response, the call has nowclosed and all artists and researchers have been selected for this years iteration. Selections were made by Nottingham Contermpoary, New Art Exchange, Nottingham City Council and Dance4 in partnership with InDialogue.

Winter 2016:

InDialogue 2016 launched on sunday 31st January in partnership with Dance4 hosted by Backlit Gallery, Nottingham UK.

Sunday 31 January 2016 


Backlit Gallery, Ashley Street,Nottingham,NG3 1JG

Duration: 2 hours
Suitable for all
Following Roberta Jean’s residency with Critical Path, Australia, Dance4 in partnership with InDialogue Dance4 invited Roberta to be in conversation to explore her recent time spent in Australia. Roberta Jean was in conversation with Heather Connelly and Rhiannon Jones founders of InDialogue and discussed themes and documentation from her current work Brocade.
The Sunday Supplement coincided with the launch of a call-out for artists and researchers to take part in the third iteration of InDialogue, December 2016.

Visit the archives for  In Dialogue 2012 and InDialogue 2014 where you will find images, bios and live footage from the symposia. You can also watch footage from Nottingham Contemporary and read more about the symposium proceedings.

InDialogue was founded by Heather Connelly and Rhiannon Jones.