Book Launch: Leave to Remain: A Snapshot of Brexit

Noni Stacy lecture

Thursday 21 March 2024, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

College of Arts School of Modern Languages and Cultures Stirling Maxwell Centre

John Smith’s Bookstore (University of Glasgow), The Fraser Building University of Glasgow, 65 Hillhead St, Glasgow G12 8QF (and Online Register for Zoom )

Dr Noni Stacey  Stirling Maxwell Centre Seminar

Art and photography have played a key role in capturing and reflecting on the conditions for the Brexit referendum. Illustrated by a range of work by artists including Cornelia Parker, Wolfgang Tillmans, David Shrigley, Tacita Dean and Jeremy Deller as well as the satirists Cold War Steve and Led By Donkeys, who offer fascinating insights into their work, along with ephemera such as campaign posters and leaflets, and more personal photographs which capture the searing impact of the vote on both UK and EU citizens, Leave to Remain, A Snapshot of Brexit (Lund Humphries 2023) explores the role of the photograph and sometimes moving image in the ongoing consequences of what the author views as a political cataclysm.

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Dr Noni Stacey is a writer and cultural historian. She will be talking about her book Leave to Remain, A Snapshot of Brexit, on the art of protest surrounding Britain’s decision to leave the EU. Noni Stacey was born in West Germany and has lived and worked in Europe and now lives in Glasgow. She holds Irish and British citizenship. She is currently a Practice Supervisor at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), for the MA Photography & Society; and Visiting Research Fellow at TU Dublin. Leave to Remain is her second book for Lund Humphries. Her first book, Photography of Protest and Community: The Radical Collectives of the 1970s, was published in 2020. She was awarded a PhD from University of the Arts London (UAL) in 2017, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Previously she worked as a freelance picture editor and researcher for publications such as Guardian Weekend MagazineThe Guardian, and The Independent on Sunday and as a journalist and TV news producer. This event will stimulate debate on the intersection of art, photography and politics – and consider the cultural consequences of Brexit amid calls for a closer relationship with the EU.

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