On Friday members of the Academy spent an afternoon in Manchester's new Civil Justice Centre with our artist in residence, Martin Holman. Martin gave a reading of 'Doing what it Horta' a text he has written on the artist, Ian Kiaer. This was followed by a lively discussion. We were joined by artist Simon Blackmore with whom we are planning to organise a future event at the Civil Justice Centre, listening to an audio version of Plato's 'The Republic' over the course of a day.
The Civil Justice Centre opened in 2007 and, despite its unwelcoming entrance, is a public building open to all. The upper floors offer great views over Salford looking through what is reportedly the largest suspended glass wall in Europe!