Venture Arts
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
43 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester M15 5RF
North West England

In this workshop,  independent curator Shirley Read and director of Redeye network Paul Herrmann use the example of a group exhibition to work through what’s needed for a successful arts project. Covering research, planning, delivery and evaluation, the workshop will also explore working with groups, and what makes a successful exhibition.

Shirley Read is an independent curator based in London. She currently curates exhibitions for the Idea Store Canary Wharf during the Photomonth International Photography Festival. She has been interviewing photographers about their lives and work for the Oral History of British Photography (part of the National Sound Archive at the British Library) for over twenty years. She teaches at every level of photographic practice and her book Exhibiting Photography (Focal Press 2008 & 2014) has been published in Chinese and English. Her latest book (with Dr Mike Simmons), Photographers and Research: the idea, the process and the project, was published by Focal Press in 2016.

Paul Herrmann is the director of Redeye, a network that has supported hundreds of artists and photographers in building their careers. He is also founder and director of The Photographic Collections Network, which provides knowledge and skills for anyone working with a photo archive or collection. He has particular interests in, and lectures and advises on, group and collaborative projects in the arts, business skills for creative practitioners, and digital legacy.

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