The IWSC group – which already manages a significant portfolio of acclaimed social events – will be lending its unique talents and experience to TAC, bringing a fresh perspective to the art conference scene.

Visitors will also be treated to food and drink from local chefs in the outdoor food court, while networking breakfasts and afternoon teas will be provided by Unity Kitchen, a social enterprise that helps to create jobs and apprenticeships for people with disabilities.

TAC aims to create valuable digital content and interaction with the art and creative community through digital sharing. Using platforms like Facebook and YouTube, TAC will generate an online following and create a digital version of its conference.

The conference will present a curated selection of more than 15 international keynote speakers. Each of the speakers share their unique stories and experiences and offer practical insights into the art and creative industries.

The Art Conference
Cutting-Edge Art in Historic London

Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th July 2016, 11am-8pm
The Ugly Duck, 47-49 Tanner Street, London SE1 3PL

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This July, London will host The Art Conference (TAC), bringing together a programme of international keynote speakers from the worlds of technology, art and culture. TAC is founded by contemporary art curator Tina Ziegler in partnership with The IWSC Group. Bermondsey’s The Ugly Duck, a three-storey 19th century warehouse, will be filled with film screenings, panel discussions, exhibitions and digital art installations.

The exhibition hall will be transformed into a maze of mini-solo exhibitions, virtual reality experiences and digital art installations from both local and international artists. World renowned light artist and poet Robert Montgomery displays his much-loved light installations. Colin McMaster shows a collection of original acrylic and hand-cut wood paintings while artist Jordan Seiler exhibits his Public Ad Campaign work where visitors can test how the artworks transform when viewed through an iPhone. Jose Montemayor presents Virtual Awakening, an immersive, life-after-death virtual reality experience.

Ziegler hopes that pairing the works of local creators alongside internationally-acclaimed visionaries will allow the conference to evoke achievable aspiration in attendees. She comments, I have always wanted to encourage dialogue, critical reflection and interaction with arts and technology, striving to bring people together to connect with the arts and help break down the boundaries people often find when engaging with art. TAC will offer a series of curated, thoughtful and interconnecting presentations by representatives from the wider art world – curators, artists, collectors and art administrators. My aim is that TAC will allow the worlds of art and technology to meet and inspire each other.