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Interface Conference 2023

9:00 am

Leith School of Art, Edinburgh

Our annual conference is back in person in Edinburgh.

Booking is now open for our annual conference in Edinburgh. Book on Eventbrite here

Tickets begin from £20


At Documenta 7 in 1982, Gerhard Richter was quoted in the catalogue text saying:

"Art is the highest form of Hope."

The early eighties were turbulent times for Europe and in the UK. Not dissimilar to Europe in our times with the war in Ukraine, wider global adversity and the severe cost of living crisis in the UK.

Morphe's annual Interface conference will be exploring the idea of 'hope' and positivity to encourage us in our personal art practice as well as consider how the art we make can bring hope to the communities, cities and the world we live in.

Our returning speaker Deborah Lewer will investigate the theme of hope in art through art practices that are also about resistance, protest and satire. Following on from last year she will begin with the Dada movement, widening her research to look at more recent contexts and works of contemporary art.


We've got an incredible lineup of art-practitioners and lecturers - you can now read the synopsis of each workshop and find out more about each speaker.

Just click here to see the programme. Here are the title's to tantelise the tastebuds:

Deborah Lewer From Coping to Hoping: Artistic Strategies for Living in Crisis since 1914

Alastair Gordon Making It: a pocket guide to a sustainable career

Carol Marples Artists as Prophets of Hope

Elizabeth Humble In Pusuit

Maria Fernanda Miño The Big Picture

Lou Davis Paint with me! How to Grow an Art YouTube Channel

Fiona Stewart Writing Hope

Donna Matthews and Nate Orr Resonance: Sounding Hope


We have also released a new ticket option on the Interface Conference Eventbrite page: an Online Attendee ticket for those who can't make it to Edinburgh but wish to take part. This ticket gives you access to the main talk given by Deborah Lewer from 10am to midday and includes live interaction through Q&A and optional breakout rooms for discussion and networking.

If this is for you, go to our eventbrite and find the £10 Online Attendee ticket. You will then receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the conference, next Saturday 18th February.

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