The Public Meeting is the keystone activity that the British platform Enemies of Good Art is putting together. In 2009, for the first time in the London Whitechapel Gallery, twenty artists got together in order to introduce, with their children present, the topic of free artistic creation and simultaneously analyze issues for artists who are also parents.
From this moment on, Enemies of Good Art has been acquainting the public with their authentic experiences of combining professional and private life. Organizing public discussions is one of the association’s main activities that are distinct due to their wide scope of themes, their being interdisciplinary and their documentation, which thankfully makes it possible to listen, later online on their website, to recordings of nearly all the meetings.
Martina Mullaney studied photography at the Royal College of Art in London and co-organized, under the name of Enemies of Good Art, eight public meetings in the Whitechapel Gallery, the Tate Modern and the Southbank Centre. Since 2010, she has been in charge of her own show on the British radio station Resonance, guest appearances have been made by: Wendy Ewald, Hermione Wiltshire, Susan Bright, Rut Blees Luxembourg, Jennifer Thatcher, Camilla Brown, Rachel Anderson, Elinor Carucci, Helen Knowles, Jude Kelly, Catherine Grant, Josie Appleton, Paul Halliday, Lina Dzuverovic, Ken Pratt, Jemima Brown, Gideon Mendel, Irene Revell and Hannah Black.