Online Artist Talk: Dryden Goodwin


11 May 2020

Online Artist Talk: Dryden Goodwin

Alongside, by artist filmmaker Dryden Goodwin is a closely observed portrait of Derby care worker Paul Johnstone, as he builds supportive relationships with three vulnerable clients with severe physical disabilities or autism. The need to observe, decipher and translate, are mirrored in the filmmaking process as Goodwin combines drawing, camera and sound in his inquiry into proximity and empathy.

Dryden’s solo show at QUAD was due to run from 29 February – 5 April, but closed early because of the Coronavirus crisis. Alongside was commissioned by QUAD and Animate Projects as part of WORK, four artists’ films about work, made with workers. You can see Alongside here

Made in Derby, Thrapston, Birmingham and Bolsover, the WORK films explore: the rhythms of a care worker’s day; rural working lives and the intrusion of distribution hubs; the Trade Union Resource Centre archive and collective activism; stories of the impact on individual lives of post-industrial economic change.

Dryden will be in conversation with Care Worker Paul Johnstone, Peter Bonnell (Senior Curator at QUAD), and Curator & Writer Camilla Brown.

Join Dryden Goodwin in conversation on Tuesday 12 May, 7pm on Zoom

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Produced over two years, WORK is a collaboration between: Animate Projects; QUAD, Derby; Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Thrapston, Northamptonshire; Vivid Projects, Birmingham; and Junction Arts, Chesterfield.

WORK is supported by Jerwood Arts and using public funding by Arts Council England. 

QUAD is a registered charity.