On Saturday 29th September TheGallery at The Arts University Bournemouth has commissioned celebrated performance artist Marcia Farquhar to give a series of lectures from inside a skip, inviting members of the public to sit with her in the skip and listen to the lectures.

‘The Open University’ which is situated outside WestBeach Restaurant near Pier Approach, Bournemouth forms part of the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, an annual high-profile arts festival that attracts and engages thousands of visitors to Bournemouth. The month-long festival includes an exciting programme of spectacular arts events and performances with some unexpected twists.

Marcia is an artist working in performance photography, video and object-making. Her site-specific works have been staged and exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, as well as in lecture theatres, kitchen showrooms, pubs, parks and leisure centres. Her performances are conceptual in nature and often precariously balanced between the prescribed and the unpredictable – socially open, broadly embracing of circumstance, and resolutely focussed in the live and unrepeatable moment.

The skip will be functioning as an outdoor lecture theatre for the day, with Marcia’s lectures taking on variable proportions on the subject of what is and what is not trash. AUB wooden furnishings will be installed in the skip, and include parquet flooring, a lectern and stepped seating. As the creator, curator, and hostess of this forum, Marcia will extend a standing invitation to a range of experts and would-be experts to listen to the 15-minute lectures, which take place throughout the day from 12pm until 11pm.

Find out more about ‘The Open University’ and all the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival activities.