Four and a half years to be precise. Back in 2014 I received a small project grant from Creative Case North to work on a collaborative project. I wanted to place a disabled artist with an organisation to be able […]
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“It is a waste of time hating a mirror or its reflection instead of stopping the hand that makes glass with distortions slight enough to pass unnoticed until one day you peer into your face under a merciless white […]
The following blog consists of reflections and personal meditations on my recent trip to Berlin which was supported by a-n artist bursaries to attend the preview of the 10th Berlin Biennale.
From:December 14, 2017
To:December 14, 2018
Research designed to offer an authoritative overview of the state of curatorship and foundation for planning future role support within UK the museum and gallery sector.
Juan Bolivar, an artist and curator, explores the history and practice of curating, and provides ten key questions for independent curators and artists to help guide you in developing your first exhibitions. Bolivar’s painting practice runs parallel to his curating practice; first initiating TRAILER (2001-05) – an artist collective utilising temporary locations to stage exhibitions – and since, going on to curate over 40 exhibitions as an independent curator.
Deciding to participate in the town’s Easter Open Studio weekend has been interesting – and it is only the first of the four days that I am ‘open’. I spent the last week installing my own work throughout my apartment. […]
Six winners are working in museums and galleries based in Buxton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Rochdale and will share £300,000 in prize money.
As I walked through the doors that separate ‘arrivals’ from the body of the airport I immediately spotted Ken sitting, as we had arranged, with a cup of tea at the cafe. His plane from London arrived half an hour […]
Oliver Bennett reflects on the challenges of introducing art into the public realm, following his attendance at Oslo Pilot’s symposium, as the city seeks to challenge the existing biennial format and enable new dialogues with its public space.
Artist John Walter wins the Hayward Touring 2017 Curatorial Open with his proposal Shonky: the Aesthetics of Awkwardness.
Hi can anyone suggest to me any examples of exhibitions of art and artefact that were selected in a non-traditional way; such as how Grayson Perry selected objects for the tomb of the unknown craftsman?
AUDIOBLOG – Please click here There’s a lovely high white corridor wall just outside our studio, and Sarah suggested I put some work up. To be frank, I could do with selling something. Not just for the money, but also […]
‘Confined Spaces’ is a group exhibition in the cells of the Old Gaol and Police Station at Campbeltown on the west coast of Scotland. Chris Sharratt speaks to artist and curator Rhona Taylor about the challenges of turning the 19th century building into a temporary gallery space for work by 11 artists.
In February 2016 I was a resident at Flux Factory and at Residency Unlimited, in New York. Each week I posted a blog and this is my last instalment.
Venue:Contemporary Galleries, National Museum Cardiff
From:February 25, 2016
To:March 10, 2016
Venue:Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre
From:October 15, 2015
To:February 27, 2016
Location:North West England
As part of the year-long fig-2 show, which sees a new artist exhibiting every week at London’s ICA, the winner of the Student Open Call is Goldsmiths MFA student Manuel Mathieu.
Almost 1000 organisations in 49 countries will be taking part in the annual event that sees museum and gallery curators answering the public’s questions on Twitter.
AUDIOBLOG – Please click here The plan had been to spend another afternoon and evening in the studio. When I woke up, the slight snuffle I had assumed to be allergy related turned out to be a cold. I […]
So I did it. I created, designed, organised, curated and ran a pretty big arts festival this summer and as it was our first one it is to be considered quite a stinking success. Over nine days we had 19 […]
Tracey Emin says the process of curating isn’t just about what looks good with this or that. There must be ‘an ethos – a theory – behind it; something you want to change. For Emin, it’s about finding a way […]
This is an art exhibition by 6 artists who’ve used an intriguing collaborative working process over an extended period of time. The work has passed from hand to hand and interventions been made as each individual responds to what has […]
My first photos (on iPad) are of how the museum looked when I arrived. All brass pieces. A brass plug and chain found by Daisy and retrieved from a skip plus a brass lamp stand, which just stands up within […]
The second of the exhibitions that I have curated has just opened. What a steep learning curve it has been. I don’t think I understood how time-consuming it was, especially in thinking time. And so many lists! The exhibition, Things […]