"With people in places, doing things"
The Poly-Technic, established in 2006,is the collaborative arts practice of Steve Pool and Kate Genever.
Why Poly-Technic? Poly as in many and Technic as in techniques.
The Poly-Techic works in places – any place, creating opportunities for ourselves and others to come together to make, talk, think and learn. We stepped, back a few years ago and asked ourselves what can we do that's worth doing or rather - What can art do, that’s worth doing? In response we decided to ask tough questions, critically think and open up 'active' spaces. To date these have included discussion groups, artist development, curated programs, radical print workshops, open call commissions and the production of work for exhibition.
KG. SP. 2016.
Ongoing self-initiated funded projects:
Taking the Lead - research through action. ACE. 2 year project. This work includes the Simple Stories program, the Poly-Math scheme and Back to the Future work. With partners including Museum Sheffield, Guild of St George, Universities of Sheffield, Manchester MIRIAD and Lincoln. Hepworth Wakefield, The Art House and Axis Web
Completed self initiated projects:
The Business of Life. Sheffield. 2012-14.
Artists Arts and Artefacts. Leeds 2007-2009
Recent commissioned works:
Planet B Festival. Artist Commission. PECT and METAL. Peterborough. 2017
British Art Show 2016. Offsite project and conference development.
Utopia: Festival of the Mind. 2016
Beyond the Gallery. Research publication. Axisweb. 2015
Artist Residency. The Arthouse, Wakefield. 2013
Artwork for Force of Nature exhibition. Millennium Galleries Museum Sheffield. 2013
Made for You. Yorkshire Artspace residency. 2012