Richard Gilligan talk
This week we hosted a lunchtime talk with photographer Richard Gilligan (13:00 – 13:45), who discussed his recent publication, DIY, which contains photographs documenting temporary DIY skateboard constructions worldwide.
"DIY can be described as a movement within skateboarding which operates outside civic and societal norms. through the utilisation of skater-constructed spaces, which are ordinarily, an adaptation of existing, but often abandoned, terrain in both urban and rural settings, the modern skateboarder transcends the need to exist within a more conventional environment.
utilising found materials, these unauthorised and often illegal temporary constructions have fascinated photographer Richard Gilligan, who has spent the past four years tracking down these ephemeral spaces throughout europe and the us. his pictures show how skaters and DIY builders free themselves from the constraints of societal rules, creating their own domain in which to practice this peripheral pursuit."
Visit www.richgilligan.com for more information on the artist