Collaborative activities at the Pairings conference

We’re currently considering the organisation of the conference and how it must embody the spirit of collaboration – beyond the papers and presentations.  Ideas we are exploring include: collaborative satellite exhibitions, group competitions and speed-networking, as well as allowing space and time for plenty of discussion.  If you would like to contribute ideas, please leave a comment or contact:

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Extension to Abstract Deadline

We have decided to extend the deadline for abstracts until Monday 24th January at 9am. The pairings team will peer review submissions that week. Decisions will be made at the beginning of February and we will endeavour to contact people before the 11th February.

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Pairings exhibition moves to Farfield Mill

The Pairings exhibition is on its way to Cumbria now, where it will take residence at the Howgill Gallery at Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh. The private view is on Friday 4th February (6-8 pm) and it will then run till Sunday 3rd April.

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Catalogue ready to order

The Pairings Catalogue is ready to order from blurb. This gives an insight into both the individual practice of participants and what happened once people started working together.
For a preview and to order visit

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Pairings Exhibition now at Otter Gallery

After closing at Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections Gallery, the Pairings Exhibition has now moved on to the Otter Gallery at the University of Chichester (

otter pairings invite

Opening times: until December 17th – Monday -Thursday 9am-9pm; Friday – Sunday 10am- 5pm; from December 17th – January 17th  – Monday – Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-1pm (closed December 25th – January 4th)

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Call for abstracts out now!

Welcome to the Pairings Conference blog. Here you will find the latest news regarding abstracts, registration and lots of background information on the Pairings Project, which we will be adding over the next couple of months.

Please explore the pages for more details.

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