This is our next curator talk on the 16th of February. We met with Caroline a couple of weeks ago to talk through her ideas for this presentation and to chat about her journey from the medical world to curating shows at the Wellcome Collection. I’m hoping this is a useful approach to this organisational process.

The Queen of Hungary is delighted to present curator Caroline Fisher, a freelance curator and artist. Caroline’s career may be familiar to regional artists for her residencies at Bolwick Hall and curating at the Castle in Norwich. Most recently she co-curated the very well-received exhibition ‘High Society: mind-altering drugs in history and culture’ at the Wellcome Foundation, London.

Caroline Fisher is interested in making exhibitions which blur the boundaries between science and culture and between artistic disciplines. Her talk will encompass her switch from medicine to art, what drives her as a curator, her own artistic practise and her current project for the Wellcome on the intriguing subject of the human voice.


Donations: £3.00. To book a place please email [email protected].

Here are a couple of links to her High Society show there.



Dominique Rey


Glad to say our drawing masterclass with Mr Nimki was fully booked and more. Hopefully, photos to follow? This is an interesting link in relation to aspects of his work, sent to meby artist Nicola Naismith (Satellite) of a body of work by Joan Hills on overlooked, ‘invisible’ and wild /weed plantings.

“Meticulously selected at random, without the slightest consideration for beauty, utility, edibility, scent, or horticultural interest, we are now able to offer from various random sites and from the Sensual Laboratory’s random nurseries in the Hebrides, London, Norfolk and Sussex.”


Dominique Rey


This is our next event at the space. The demand for these more in-depth sort of classes seems to have been demonstrated by the fact that it is almost fully booked. Good news.


Saturday 21st January 2012

2.00 – 4.30pm

We are delighted to offer a practical masterclass for artists by Jacques Nimki.

The class will challenge the artist’s familiarity with the physical world – the unseen, the overlooked – and refresh participants’ notions of the purpose and role of drawing within their artistic practice.

Through a series of observational drawing exercises and discussion-based activities, artists will have the opportunity to experiment, reflect upon and reassess their particular approach to drawing. Participants should bring along one example of their drawing, a sketch pad and drawing tools.

Cost: £10.00

To book a place please email [email protected]. Places are limited to 12.

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Discussing our arts programme for the next few months, sitting on the long bench outside in the January sun and watching sheep. A good setting to begin thrashing out a realistic wish-list of who to invite to give a talk in the coming months. The idea of a selected, curated show reared its head again, along with questions about format, content, theme, size and whether or not to coincide with the Norfolk and Norwich Festival in May. Individually, we have mixed experiences about the effectiveness of this approach, so further discussion required. If we curate a show we really should improve the lights, but we have no dosh. One suggestion would be to use daylight tubes instead of the fluorescent ones.

We’ve arranged a meeting next week with our February speaker, Curator Caroline Fisher, to think about the direction and format for the talk. A good start to 2012 I think.

Dominique Rey