Case study

Case Study: ARTbound

Published: 19/03/2019  

ARTbound is an arts organisation, developed and managed by photographer and curator, Meg Oxford. It began in 2014 and primarily creates events and exhibitions, by building partnerships with other art organisations, galleries and creative venues, to support artists in showing and selling their work.

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Artist profile

johnny armstrong

I like shadows, the way light directs them. Silhouettes, patterns across a surface, disruptive contrasts. Back in the day I was mostly into colour, painting subtle harmonies or bright clashes. Rarely did I venture into strong tonal contrasts. Now I seem to like them, to relish mysterious darknesses.

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News article

Artists blow up £1.2m of high interest debt in Walthamstow

Published: 26/03/2019  

On Wednesday 13th March 2019, 411 people each with an average of £2959 outstanding high interest debt to their names, were sent yet another letter about their long overdue accounts. But this time it didn't ask them to repay the money. Instead it invited them to come and watch those debts being blown up in the shadow of Canary Wharf.

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Curator profile

The Art House

The Art House provides studios and programmes offering time, space and support for artists and associates to develop their creative practice and progress their professional careers.

The Art House building is home to 50 artists' studios. We also have a three-bedroom accessible flat for...

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Upcoming opportunity

'Genesis' Competition - £1000 Prize

Deadline: 26/03/2019   Location: London, London  

Art Number 23, is a London-based Gallery, located at the Old Biscuit Factory. We are mainly responsible for curating art exhibitions inside the U.K. and overseas. The aim is to create opportunities in order to encourage and support artists from all over the world to exhibit and promote their work.

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News article

Featured artist: Amelia Baron

Published: 18/03/2019  

Amelia Baron is a recent graduate from Leeds Arts University, graduating with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art in 2018. Her latest project, Take 10, continues her work into art and mental health and debuts at Penistone Art Week from 20th - 22nd March 2019.

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Artist profile

Jessica Palmer

My work centres on exploring endangered species, patterns in nature and conservation; experimenting with paper as a medium. I cut, collage and construct pieces of 2 and 3 dimensions from unusual, found or hand painted papers.

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Upcoming opportunity

Penny Thoughts Arts Publication (Issue #16)

Deadline: 27/03/2019   Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester  

Penny Thoughts is a free newsletter publication that is distributed around Manchester and now further afield including an online presence. We print a new issue fortnightly and have published 14 issues so far and are looking for artists/writers/thinkers/procrastinators to submit to our upcoming issue!

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Curator profile

Alice Bradshaw

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News article

Romily Alice Walden: Bursary #2 update

Published: 11/03/2019  

Romily Alice Walden, recipient of the second CuratorSpace bursary, is back from her exhibition at SOHO20 in New York, and has been in touch to tell us about the project and her upcoming exhibitions.

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Upcoming opportunity

Energy & Life in the context of Biological Science

Deadline: 28/03/2019   Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire  

The research group of Prof. Lars Jeuken, is seeking an artist to work with them to develop an artwork that responds to the concepts of Life & Energy. This opportunity is open to artist working in any medium.

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Artist profile

myles mansfield

Artist painter and sculptor working in Steel, wood, oil, acrylic, watercolour.

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Upcoming opportunity

Competition for visual representations of multilingualism

Deadline: 29/03/2019   Location: Manchester  

BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics), in partnership with CuratorSpace, Multilingual Matters, and the AILA Research Network for Creative Inquiry and Applied Linguistics, is looking for applied linguists and visual artists to submit visual representations of multilingualism as part of an international competition.

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News article

Video artists on Leeds Big Screen: March 2019

Published: 07/03/2019  

CuratorSpace is working with Leeds Big Screen to showcase artists with a connection to Yorkshire who work in film and video. Films will be screened in Millennium Square at 1pm and 6pm daily throughout March. Here are the artists who will be showcased this month.

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Curator profile

b-side

b-side is an arts organisation based in Dorset, UK. We work with and commission artists to make new site-responsive work revealing the marginal , often forgotten and less commercial aspects of our coastal towns and communities. We invite professional artists to make artworks in response to...

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Upcoming opportunity

Open Call Commissions for new work at The Bowes Museum

Deadline: 29/03/2019   Location: Barnard Castle  

The Bowes Centre invites expressions of interest on the following theme: “Communicating The Bowes Museum, its Historic Collections, Building and Immediate Environment through Craft Practice”

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Artist profile

Willie Robb

I am a photographer, video producer and artist who was born and raised near Perth in Scotland and is now based in Lewes, South East England. I graduated from Brighton University in 2008 with a BA(Hons) in Photography and continue to create self-initiated projects using a blend of...

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Upcoming opportunity

Yorkshire Sculpture International / Corridor8 writing residency

Deadline: 29/03/2019   Location: , West Yorkshire  

Yorkshire Sculpture International (YSI) and Corridor8 are looking for a critical/creative writer to take an active part in the festival's engagement programme. The selected writer will work with YSI’s Engagement Curator within school and community group settings across Leeds and Wakefield, and contribute to a collaborative publication. At the core of the engagement programme is the concept of ‘material literacy’, an idea which aims to create the space and conditions for people of all ages to explore sculpture-making; reconnecting them with the array of materials and processes used in sculpture today. The selected writer will be supported to work with people to explore this idea of non-verbal and haptic learning, creating a piece of writing that responds to these ideas and their first-hand experience of connecting with the engagement programme.

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News article

Featured artist: Abdullah Adekola

Published: 28/02/2019  

Abdullah Adekola is a creative writer and poet based in Leeds. Here he describes some of his most recent projects and how other artists and writers can get involved.

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Curator profile

Cupola Contemporary Art

Cupola Contemporary Art was established in 1991 and has grown to become on eof the largest most highly respected privately run contemporary art galleries in the North of England.  With a reputation for quality shows and innovation, the gallery regualrly hosts approximately 10 themed or solo...

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Artist profile

Rachael Walker

Rachael is a Textile Artist and Designer with a focus on the influence of landscape and material culture. She is a qualified lecturer with an MA in Textiles and currently also lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the co-founder of the Making Space in Huddersfield, a shared...

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News article

Sophie Cundale: Bursary #1 update

Published: 25/02/2019  

Sophie Cundale, recipient of the first CuratorSpace bursary, has now completed her project, and has been back in touch to share some of her research processes and what she’ll be doing next.

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Artist profile

Tony Moss

I graduated as a mature student with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art obtained at Nottingham University in 2014. Since that time I have been in the process of establishing myself as a professional artist. I undertake art shows and have entered with some success to open exhibitions. I have also been...

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