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Participants for Grand Union's Curatorial Curriculum 2017. Photo: Grand Union
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2017 – How was it for you? #6: Grand Union, Birmingham

The Birmingham gallery and artists’ studios was added to Arts Council England’s national portfolio this year, marking a new chapter in its development. Programme director Kim McAleese and associate curator Seán Elder map out the before and after of “a pretty incredible year”.

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Juan Bolivar: 'Geometry Wars', solo exhibition at John Hansard gallery, 2008. Photograph: Steve Shrimpton. Courtesy: Juan Bolivar
Resource Guide

A guide for new curators 

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.

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Penultimate meeting and a death

So it’s been a while since I posted here and that is because due to my father being very unwell and my mentor being in the US for two months I had a gap in my mentoring program but on […]

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Mass: Lotti V Closs, installation view, SYSON gallery, 2015
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Approaching galleries

Jennie Syson, director of the commercial gallery Syson in Nottingham, offers some advice on approaching galleries, through setting out the different research routes and methods you might use.

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Resource Guide

Proposals: exhibitions in galleries

Proactively seeking out opportunities to realise exhibitions and projects is an important strategy in the arts. Adam Smythe, Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, gives some advice on the best methods of approaching galleries with exhibition proposals for your own work or for curatorial projects.

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Switch House, Tate Modern
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Visits and reviews

An occasional series of informal, casual reports of my visits to exhibitions and other art events. I am not aiming to provide a review, only to log my thoughts as honestly as I can.

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Silent Spaces views of the exhibition

Some images of the ‘Silent Spaces’ exhibition a couple of days before the private view. Lighting and fine tuning still to do, but almost there. Final hang used 24 pieces. Opens 16th April. Show curated by Alan Kluckow at Alan […]

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Untitled blog post from "Project Me"

The Swedish tax system requires that all companies complete regular VAT returns.  In the UK I was self-employed rather than a company and had an income well below the VAT threshold.  Where as here I am an ‘Enskild firma’ – […]

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