Market of Hidden Labours

Judit Bodor (Curator), John Newling (Artist)

    Research output: Non-textual formArtefact


    Commissioned by York City Council. Managed by BEAM. Curated by Judit Bodor with Lead artist John Newling as part of Bodor's Creative Fellowship in Teaching & Learning at York St John University.

    The ‘Market of Hidden Labours’ was a two-day site-specific event that attempted to make transactions between people, emerging artists, and writers from the City of York through ideas and expressions as a valued exchange currency. Collaborating with Fine Art students from York St John University, Newling set up several market stalls on the grounds outside of the newly refurbished West Office building of York City Council for students to create a free market of ideas. At the same time, he held lunchtime talks with Council workers about 'the value of labour'. The event was then proposed to the Council as an annual event to create a contemporary legacy that fuses a relationship between people in York and the ever-expanding creative community that the city hosts; a market that brings new values to traditional transactions.

    The project was documented in a film produced by Judit Bodor & Penny Withworth.

    Participating artists from York St John: Bonnie Powell, Charlotte Salt, Sophie Woolgar, Georgia Dearden, Jessannah Cooling, Lauren Merchant, Charlotte Coulthard, Angela Connor, Fiona Howe, Sarah Jewell.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - May 2013


    • site-specific artwork
    • socially engaged event
    • curatorial project

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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