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Tuesday
Dec012015

Studio Visits - Autumn 2015

Six respected arts professionals will visit artists across the West Midlands from December 2015 to February 2015.

Recipients of Autumn 2015 Studio Visits:

Mandy Fowler - Independent Consultant and Curator will visit Jane Tudge, Caitriona Dunnett and Sarah Goudie.

Karen Newman – Director, BOM (Birmingham Open Media) will visit Chloe Ashley.

Christian Mooney – Director, ARCADE will visit Andrew Gillespie, Anna Katarzyna Domejko and Mark Essen.

Lisa Beauchamp - Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museums Trust will visit Paul Gittins and Corinne Perry.

David Hoyland – Director, Seventeen will visit Alberto Condotta, Joanne Masding and Neil Jones.

Simon Morrissey - Director, Works | Projects & Director, Foreground will visit Elizabeth Rowe, Dr. Bharti Parmar and Kurt Hickson.

 

Thursday
Sep032015

Studio Visits - Autumn 2015

Artists based in the West Midlands are offered the opportunity to receive a studio visit* from a respected arts professional. Studio visitors can assist with the development of your work by engaging in dialogue, offering feedback, advice and by providing valuable networking opportunities. The visit will be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

The studio visitors are:

Mandy Fowler - Independent Consultant and Curator

Karen Newman – Director, BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

Christian Mooney – Director, ARCADE

Lisa Beauchamp - Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museums Trust

David Hoyland – Director, Seventeen

Simon Morrissey - Director, Works | Projects & Director, Foreground


*Artists do not need to have an official studio to apply for this opportunity, we appreciate that artists make work in a variety of spaces.

APPLICATION FORM

DEADLINE: 5pm, Sunday 4 October 2015.

Please note: This opportunity is open to artists based in the West Midlands only.


Information on each studio visitor can be found below:

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Mandy Fowler, Freelance

Mandy Fowler is an Independent Curator and Visual Arts Consultant. She has worked at consultancy level developing the vision and models for visual arts projects, including for clients such as the Canal & River Trust, English Heritage, Grain photography and DASH.  She has evaluated visual arts projects working with venues including Impressions Gallery, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Arnolfini, G39, mac and Ffotogallery.  Mandy is currently working with the artist Clare Woods and has recently curated Woods’ first solo exhibition in Wales, in partnership with Oriel Davies Gallery and National Museum Wales.  This exhibition will tour other venues in Wales later this year and into 2016.   Mandy has a strong interest in artist practice development and is an experienced mentor.  She has an academic background in contemporary art theory and heritage and has a particular specialism in working with artists working with museum and heritage collections and context and the public realm. Mandy is also an active Board Member for the Arts Council Wales regularly funded organisation Oriel Davies. 

www.linkedin.com/pub/mandy-fowler/52/538/356

 

Karen Newman, BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

Karen Newman is Founder and Director of BOM (Birmingham Open Media). BOM is a collaborative workspace for art, technology and science in central Birmingham. A community driven not for profit organisation, BOM is home to a thriving community of artists, technologists and scientists including the BOM Fellows and R&D residencies. A rolling programme of workshops and events supports skills sharing and knowledge exchange, and BOM’s gallery presents free exhibitions and events exploring topical issues in digital culture, resulting from practice-based research with art, technology and science. 

Previously Karen was Research Fellow (Digital Media) at Coventry University's Centre for Disruptive Media (2013 - 14), Curator at Open Eye Gallery (2010 - 2012) where she devised the gallery's new programme for it's re-launch in a purpose built space on the Liverpool Waterfront, and Curator at FACT, the UK's leading centre for art and technology (2005 – 2010). She was a contributing curator for Liverpool's Capital of Culture programme in 2008 and served on the curatorial panel of Liverpool Biennial between 2006 - 2012. Her research interests include digital activism, open source culture and creativity through citizen science.

www.bom.org.uk

 

Christian Mooney, ARCADE

Christian Mooney is Director of Arcade Fine Arts, a commercial gallery in London which represents artists including Can Altay, Anna Barham and Caroline Achaintre.

www.arcadefinearts.com

 

Lisa Beauchamp, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Lisa Beauchamp has been Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery since August 2012. In that time she has curated numerous exhibitions including ‘Metropolis: Reflections on the Modern City’, ‘For the Record’, 'STATIC: Still Life Reconsidered’ and the annual showcase ‘New Art West Midlands.’ In 2013-14 Lisa was a member of the Arts Council Collection Acquisitions Committee, enabling four West Midlands based artists to enter that collection. She has worked with many artists, most recently with Jeremy Deller on the Birmingham showing of ‘Love is Enough: William Morris and Andy Warhol.’ Prior to her role in Birmingham, Lisa has worked in a range of institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, Museums Sheffield, The Whitworth Art Gallery and The Arts Council. Lisa holds a Masters in Art History & Visual Studies with Distinction from The University of Manchester.

www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

 

David Hoyland , Seventeen

In 2005 David Hoyland founded Seventeen, a commercial gallery situated in Dalston, East London. The gallery represents international, emerging artists with a leaning towards video and the digital conversation, notably Oliver Laric, Jon Rafman, Uriel Orlow and Sophie Michael. In 2014 he co-founded Opening Times, a not-for-profit digital art commissioning body, which directly funds the production of new online artwork. 

www.seventeengallery.com | http://otdac.org 


Simon Morrissey, WORKS|PROJECTS and Foreground

Simon Morrissey is a curator and Director of two of the South West of England’s most innovative visual arts platforms.

In 2008 he established the commercial gallery WORKS|PROJECTS. The gallery represents a distinctive stable of British artists including Heather & Ivan Morison and Richard Woods and also initiates strategic initiatives that promote collecting contemporary art and give emerging artists access to the commercial art market.

Simon is also Director of Foreground, the commissioning organisation he founded with Tabitha Clayson in 2007. Foreground create new art for new audiences and realise temporary and permanent commissions in the South West of England, many in their home town of Frome, Somerset, and Bristol, that explore the relationship between art and its diverse settings and publics.

www.worksprojects.co.uk | www.foregroundprojects.org.uk

 

 

Wednesday
Sep242014

Studio Visits Autumn 2014

We are delighted to announce the recipients of Autumn 2014's round of Studio Visits:

Gavin Wade - Director, Eastside Projects - Jo Gane, Martin Green.

Jessica Litherland - Senior Exhibitions Officer, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum - Lucy Hutchinson, Joanne Masding.

Nathaniel Pitt - Artist and Director of Division of Labour - Bernadette Kerrigan, Ashley Alldread, Barbara Witkowska.

Nick Hackworth - Art Dealer and Gallerist, Paradise Row - Andrew Gillespie, Lexi Strauss.

Bruce Haines - Director, Ancient and Modern - Kay Bainbridge, Ruth Claxton, Stuart Whipps.

Ceri Hand - Curator, Art Dealer and Consultant - Sarah Silverwood, Vered Lehav, Chris Clinton.

Future opportunities will be promoted through the website and our social media networks.

 

Monday
Jul212014

Studio Visits - Autumn 2014

Artists based in the West Midlands are offered the opportunity to receive a studio visit from a respected arts professional. Studio visitors can assist with the development of your work by engaging in dialogue, offering feedback, advice and by providing valuable networking opportunities. The visit will be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

The studio visitors are:

Nick Hackworth – Art Dealer and Gallerist, Paradise Row
Bruce Haines – Director, Ancient and Modern
Ceri Hand – Curator, Art Dealer and Consultant
Jessica Litherland – Senior Exhibitions Officer, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum
Nathaniel Pitt – Artist and Director of Division of Labour
Gavin Wade – Director, Eastside Projects
Artists do not need to have an official studio to apply for this opportunity, we appreciate that artists make work in a variety of spaces. 

Deadline: 5pm, Sunday 17 August 2014.

Information on each studio visitor can be found below:

 

Nick Hackworth

Nick Hackworth has been an art writer, being Contemporary Art Critic for the Evening Standard, London and Art Editor at Dazed & Confused, an art advisor and a gallerist, being founder of Paradise Row, London. 

www.paradiserow.com

 

Bruce Haines

Bruce Haines is the owner/director of Ancient & Modern, a gallery in London founded in 2006. The gallery now represents 16 artists and the programme often combines historical with contemporary art, participating in art fairs across Europe and the US, including Frieze, Liste Basel, Armory and Art Cologne. Haines was previously worked in the public sector, as curator of Wales in Venice in 2009 (John Cale) and exhibition curator at Camden Arts Centre, institute of international visual arts (inIVA), Centre Visual Arts Cardiff and Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno. He made an undergraduate degree in Fine Art at Liverpool JMU and postgraduate Museum & Gallery Studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

www.ancientandmodern.org

 

Ceri Hand

Ceri Hand has over twenty five years experience of working in the art world, with previous positions including Director of Ceri Hand Gallery, London; Director of Metal, Liverpool; Director of Exhibitions, FACT, Liverpool; Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria and Director of Make, London. She has curated over 70 exhibitions and over 200 events - the most recent examples of which can be seen archived at the Ceri Hand Gallery website.

She has developed many artists projects and supported artists exhibiting nationally and internationally, from the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia 2013; MUDAM, Luxembourg to Camden Art Centre, London and Bonn Kunstverein, Germany. She was a contributing curator to Liverpool Biennial in 2004 and 2006 and also contributed programme for Liverpool’s Capital of Culture in 2008.

She has a track record of fundraising and selling artists work to international private and national public collections, including Arts Council Collection, Government Art Collection, Tate, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery and most recently has negotiated a major body of work by Mel Brimfield for Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts and The Harris Museum, supported by Art Fund.

Ceri is frequently called upon to provide mentoring for artists, most recently at Wysing Arts Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Photographers Gallery, London. She has delivered numerous public talks and lectures at various institutions including UCLAN, Preston and Sotheby’s, London.

www.cerihand.co.uk

 

Jessica Litherland

Jessica Litherland is currently Senior Exhibitions Officer at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and has been a curator for over eleven years.  Over this time she has curated a substantial amount of solo and group exhibitions of both UK and International work including projects with artists such as Eamon O’Kane and Faye Claridge. She is solely responsible for researching and developing the contemporary exhibition programme at Rugby including all fundraising and curation of the exhibitions.  She is also currently curator of the Rugby Collection of British 20th century and contemporary fine art and has recently overseen the acquisition of works by artists such as Lindsay Seers and Robert Priseman. She has masters degrees in Museum Studies (from the University of Leicester) and Critical and Contextual Practices in the Visual Arts (from Birmingham City University).

www.ragm.org.uk

 

Nathaniel Pitt

 

Born in Wordsley, Black Country, Nathaniel trained at Falmouth School of Art, Wolverhampton University and De Appel in Amsterdam. He has facilitated many regional, national and international exhibitions and worked with a host of internationally recognised artists. Between 1999 and 2006 Nathaniel taught fine art in New York, London and Oxford, he now owns and directs two galleries; PITT projects in Worcester and Division of Labour in Great Malvern. He is chairperson for Worcestershire Contemporary Art and trustee with Meadow Arts, he is a member of the public art panel for Worcester City and has been awarded several grants for critically engaged art projects in the city. Nathaniel is also an artist, once a year he participates in an artist residency that usually involves exploring art and the everyday with his partner and two children in tow.

www.divisionoflabour.co.ukwww.nathanielpitt.com

 

Gavin Wade

Gavin Wade is Director of Eastside Projects, Birmingham, an artist-curator, and Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham City University. In 2010 he received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund Award for exceptional cultural entrepreneurs. He has curated solo exhibitions including Bill Drummond, Gunilla Klingberg, Cao Fei, Mike Nelson, Yangjiang Group, William Pope.L,  Carey Young, and Bas Jan Ader. Curated projects include: Painting Show (with Sophie von Hellermann) (2011-12), and This Is The Gallery And The Gallery Is Many Things, (2008), Eastside Projects; Strategic Questions Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); Public Structures, Guang Zhou Triennial, China (2005); ArtSheffield05: Spectator T (2005). His books include Missing Houses, National Trust (2012); UPCYCLE THIS TEXT, Stroom (2011); Has Man A Function In Universe? Bookworks (2008); The Interruptors: A Non-Simultaneous Novel, Article Press (2005); STRIKE (adjusted by Liam Gillick), Alberta Press London (2002); and Curating In The 21st Century, The New Art Gallery Walsall (2000).

www.eastsideprojects.org

 

Monday
Oct072013

Studio Visits - Autumn 2013

We are delighted to announce the recipients of Autumn 2013's round of Studio Visits.


Adrian Plant will visit Elena Cecchinato and Saranjit Birdi.   
Craig Ashley will visit Sally Payen and George Benson.  
Nina Coulson will visit Ben Harding.       
Angela Kingston will visit Alexis Strauss and Anna Falcini.  
Kate Stoddart will visit Redhawk Logistica and Carruthers & Cresswell.
Paul Hedge will visit Bharti Parmar.     
Deborah Robinson will visit Rafal Zar.          

Future opportunities will be promoted through the website and our social media networks.