Curator profiles

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  • Affrica Berezicki-Stevens

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    Affrica Berezicki-Stevens is an Artist and Curator.  She is interested in the value and hierachy placed on objects and experiences within cultural conciousness. Affrica sets up a dialogue surrounding the surreal nature of futile processes and the beauty that struggle exudes.

  • Aire Place Studios

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    Aire Place Studios is a not-for-profit, Leeds-based Creative Studio. We provide exhibition opportunities, low cost workspaces as well as a Community Hub which focuses on giving a platform to artists and creatives who wouldn’t traditionally have had such opportunities. Aire Place Studios is a predominantly volunteer- and member-led creative studio and community interest company, which focuses on using any profit for a purpose. We are not just a company, we are a community – made up of 50 members including artists, musicians, writers, and small business owners who use our studios as...

  • Alex Hetherington

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    I sustain a visual art practice (with an emphasis on the moving image, performance, text and sculpture) through various positions as artist, curator, programmer and writer, and often work under a title or pseudonym, for example Modern Edinburgh Film School, Neon John and ‘The Men and Women are referred to in the text as’, as well as a new exhibition series with seven artists called No.35.

    Recent projects include Five Propositions for LUX Scotland, >>FFWD: Contemporary Scottish Art in China with Cooper Gallery, Dundee, a screening installation at Shanghai Minsheng...

  • Alice Bradshaw

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    Alice Bradshaw is an artist, curator and writer. She is interested in discarded, everyday materials and words. Recycling and repetition are important strategies in her work, which sets up a dialogue around the value of rubbish through objects, publications, exhibitions and events. Alice's research interests centre around the interrelated subjects of rubbish, dialogue and mental health.

    Current major projects include: Dwell Time and Art Lab at Dean...

  • Animate Projects

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    Animate Projects is an arts agency working at the intersection of film, animation and art, established in 2007 by curator/producers Abigail Addison and Gary Thomas. We're based in Derby and Folkestone. Since 2007 we've worked with over 120 artists, filmmakers and animators to make ambitious moving image projects, and have maintained an international reputation for high quality, innovative, experimental and engaging films, and for producing films and projects for exhibition across broadcast, cinema, festival, gallery, public, online and digital platforms. Animate has partnered with...

  • Artcore

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    Artcore supports and promotes the work of contemporary artists and uses art to bring about positive changes to the lives of people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds. Its main activities include exhibitions, residencies, screenings, talks and festivals alongside daily workshops for adults and young people.

    The organisation is led by Executive Director Ruchita Shaikh and Artistic Director Zahir Shaikh, supported by a team including Programme Producer David Gilbert.

  • Boomer Gallery

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    “Boomer is a pop up London gallery created by a group of British artists and art enthusiasts who aim to transcend the gap between culture and countries, highlight the best hidden gems out there and push the boundaries forward”

  • Burgette Matthews

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    The foundation’s mission is to champion and provide agency to artists whose work explores mental health and disability discourse and those who have lived experience. The vision is to promote social change through art and education.

  • Cole’s Gallery

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    ​Cole’s Gallery is an independent art gallery that specialises in painting, prints, progressive and traditional art works. The Gallery shows new and established artists from Yorkshire and the UK. 

  • Contemporary British Painting

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    ‘Contemporary British Painting’ (also known as CBP) is an artist led organisation which explores and promotes current trends in British painting through group exhibitions, talks, publications, and by placing paintings in art museums. The group is run entirely by volunteers from within the membership.

    We founded the The Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2016, an annual prize promoting the best of contemporary painting produced in the British Isles.

    Our members represent some of the most exciting emerging and award winning painting in the UK today and include John...

  • Cupola Contemporary Art

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    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 shows per year alongside a collection of constantly evolving fine art and fine craft.  Artists are local, national and international across all media.  Painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, sculpture,  textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery & artists books are all represented.

  • Darmstaedter Sezession

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    English: The Darmstadt Secession is an association of visual artists that emerged in 1919 from the Darmstadt circle of friends around the late expressionist journals "Die Dachstube" and "Das Tribunal. Hessische Radikale Blätter." It turned 100 in 2019 and continues to be active internationally. In addition to organizing member exhibitions and commenting on contemporary (cultural) political issues, the promotion of young art has been a central component of the association's activities for many years. 

    German: Die Darmstädter...

  • Dave McCorry

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    I am an artist based in Manchester, UK and while taking part in newplatform artist development programme I have decided to take some tentative steps into facilitating processes for artists to contribute towards a colllectove piece/ publication/ possible exhibition. I am  very keen on both collaboration between artists either working together on certain pieces and projects, or creating opportunities for artists from across disciplines to respond to each other's work; I feel that by allowing your work to be pushed, pulle, influenced ans shaped in ways you hadn't thought possible through...

  • Eldi Dundee

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    Collaborative artist and founding curator of Small House Gallery, est. 2016.

    Small House Gallery began to branch out during Covid lockdown 2020, inviting artists to submit proposals for solo shows in the modified dolls house gallery, then two additional dolls houses expanded the offer: Small House Two and Small House Cottage.

    Project website: smallhousegallery.uk

  • George Sfougaras

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    I am an artist and recent curator.

    My research and practical work are beginning to focus on the formation and expression of personal, religious and cultural identities. I have begun to exhibit and comment on the work that I generate in the form of blogs and publications.  

    'Focus on Identity' is my first curatorial project, which I am hoping to link to my academic work and grant applications, if successful.

    My ultimate aim would be to produce a more cohesive body of practical and written work which focuses on the way we map our past and immediate experiences in...

  • Fruitmarket

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    Fruitmarket is a free, public space for culture in the heart of Edinburgh, the Fruitmarket provides inspiration and opportunity for artists and audiences.

    We programme, develop and present world-class exhibitions, commissions, publications, performances, events and engagement activities, opening up the artistic process. Creativity makes space for meaning, and we create a welcoming space for people to think with contemporary art and culture in ways that are helpful to them – for free. 

  • Great Northern Events/Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

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    Great Northern Events NW Ltd (GNE) is a not for profit organisation, with 13 years’ experience of organising their portfolio of award-winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fairs in the north of England, as well as GNCCFonline - their digital fairs, launched in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

    Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) Manchester has built a national reputation as one of the top craft events in the UK and is a must-attend show for exhibitors and visitors. Designer-makers and craft artists apply to be selected...

  • Helen Kilby Nelson

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    Helen Kilby Nelson is an artist, writer, curator and consultant.  Helen is an artist, activist with a multi-disciplinary practice that is informed by social and political issues. Helen's practice includes independent and collaborative working practices and social art.  Helen has initiated a number of projects as a response to a lack of access within the arts and wider society, including a tenants' action group, a mental health wellbeing group and artist peer support & professional development programmes including Speedy Crits, supported by Coventry Artspace.

    Helen is...

  • Artizan Gallery

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    Artizan Gallery benefits from three beautiful display spaces which are available to hire for solo shows and group exhibitions.

    The Main Gallery has been running since 2014 when Artizan first opened its doors and has played host to nearly 100 artists to date. Its signature blue floorboards make it a soft and welcoming space, and large front windows flood it with natural light whilst offering a valuable shop front display area. With around 17.5m of wall space, this is the perfect venue to host a retrospective, display an expansive series, or house a small group show.

    In 2017...

  • Edinburgh Zine Library

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    Edinburgh Zine Library is a collectively run reference library of contemporary zines currently hosted by Edinburgh Central Library. We were founded in 2017, and since then have run workshops and tabled at events, both in person and online. We've run events with The Welcoming Edinburgh, Trans Pride Scotland, Edinburgh Libraries, The V&A Dundee, LEAP Sports, and more. Find out more at www.edinburghzinelibrary.com

  • Fish Factory Art Space

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      www.fishfactoryarts.com  |    The Fish Factory Art Space,, Commercial Road, Penryn, TR10 8AG, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

    Fish Factory Art Space was founded by Rose Hatcher in 2011, and this year celebrates 8 years of promoting, creating and staging arts projects both in the original venue on Falmouth Wharves, and the new venue in Penryn, Cornwall. 

    When Rose, her family and friends first took on the dilapidated, near derelict building on Falmouth Wharves it seemed like a crazy idea, not just because of the condition but also because of the abandoned freezers full of...

  • Juliana Lauletta

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      https://www.juliana.pictures  |    London, London

    Brazilian multimedia artist Juliana Lauletta has a background in film-making and has lived in Australia, Portugal and England. Her LightPainting Photographs are created 100% on camera, without Photoshop, using stencils and light props that she builds herself. She runs photography/creativity workshops and organizes exhibitions to empower people to rekindle their creative side and highlight the importance of art in mental health. She has been featured on the BBC, TimeOut London and Londonist, and participated in exhibitions in London, Edinburgh, Arles, Prague and Brazil.

  • FUBAR, Atramental

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  • Landmark Arts Centre

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    As Visual Arts Curator for the Landmark Arts Centre I curate, and deliver, the Spring Art Fair, the Autumn Art Fair, and the annual Contemporary Textiles Fair. The Landmark also hosts exhibitions at various times throughout the year. 

    The Landmark Arts Centre is a Grade II* listed building, built in the 1880s as a magnificent gothic style church. With its soaring scale and striking architectural features, it is a memorable venue. 

     

    Address: Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington. TW11 9NN

    (in South West London, between Twickenham, Richmond, and...

  • Lumen

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    Lumen is an art collective, focused on themes of astronomy and light, regularly exhibiting in churches as well as galleries. 

    Through art, exhibitions and seminars we aim to raise a dialogue about how humanity understands existence. The members of Lumen are Louise Beer, Melanie King and Rebecca Huxley.

    Lumen first launched at The Crypt Gallery in Saint Pancras on the Winter Solstice in December 2014.

    In March 2015, Lumen curated their second exhibition "Dark From Night" at St John on Bethnal Green, which was focused...

  • Maria Sappho

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    I am a free improviser, I work in all mediums, specifcialyl the ones I have never tried before, with the people I have never met before. 

     

    I am the co-editor of the-mass which you might see here on curator space every month with our open call

    I run the feminist free improvising group for women and non-binary aritsts in free improvisaiton

    I curate for Mopomoso Tv, and Mopomoso live

    and I am currently a PhD candidate at Huddersfield University on the European Research Council project IRiMaS (interactive music in research as sound)

  • Marian Casey

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    SXRVXVE is an interdisciplinary curatorial platform presenting artworks and projects engaging with social, political, and cultural systems of power. Learn more about our projects and causes at sxrvxve.com.

  • Mayes Creative

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    Mayes Creative produces creative engagement opportunities for Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and beyond. In partnership with heritage, science and technology partners, we aim to bring exciting events, activities & experiences to communities, whilst constantly seeking new and innovative ways to share and explore inspiring ideas through collaboration. We aim to illuminate and surprise, making apparently complex or difficult ideas fun and accessible to everyone.

  • Happenstance Art Gallery

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    Happenstance Art Gallery was started as an anwser to the high fees charged to artists.  We believe in excellence, and to keep the drive, artists need an income to support their creativity.  We do this with the help of the SCARCO* foundation, which helps keep the overheads very low.

    We charge the smallest commission on the market of 22%, artprizes from £6 for 6 works and a open call flat fee of £5 up to 6 works. 

    The average is 50-60% commission, artprizes £34 per work and Open Calls having £60...

  • Heidi Donohoe

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    As an independent curator I pride myself in collaborating with artists working in a variety of disciplines - including music, performance and film. I choose to exhibit artworks in both conventional and unconventional spaces to challenge audience perception to how we value, view and participate with works of art.

    I am a visual art curator with the versatility to be able to manage and deliver ambitious exhibition/events in galleries and other unconventional spaces.

    Excellent knowledge of art history, the practice of art / contemporary visual culture

    Established...

  • Monika Bobinska

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    Monika Bobinska/CANAL - www.canalprojects.info - presents an independent programme of exhibitions and projects by new, emerging and established artists, in a variety of media and formats, including off-site exhibitions and art fairs. The aim is to present stimulating, high-quality work within a welcoming environment.    Two current projects are the exhibition Ghost Tide, co-curated with Sarah Sparkes, taking place at Thames Side Studios in autumn 2018 and the launch of the North Devon Artist Residency in Combe Martin. A...

  • Stay Connected, Virtual Exhibition

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      www.curatingfutures.com

    As an artist, I direct my practice to engage with various forms intended to challenge specific colour palettes, simplified metaphoric objects, and conversational texts, often having the text closely associated with the title.

    ​My practice functions as an abstracted storyboard, a window into site-specificity, highlighting specific palettes in relation to happenings. A distinctive feature of my practice is the developed style of impasto layering and encouragement of mistakes. Allowing mistakes in my practice results in creating abstracted sections of colour that may create...

  • The FLUX Review

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    FLUX Exhibition is one of the leading Contemporary Art Exhibitions in London and has established a clientelle of high net worth individuals and businesses. Due to the requirements of their clients, they are publishing The FLUX Review a collectable magazine uniquely combining art, travel, culture and lifestyle. The FLUX Review targets readers with a global and inquisitive mindset.

    The FLUX Review is an authoritative and inspirational publication for readers seeking engaging editorial with impeccable design.  Each edition features 200 pages of beautiful and bold content and is...

  • North Yorkshire Open Studios

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    North Yorkshire Open Studios is an artist led event which enables artists and makers to open their studios, meet, promote and sell their work direct to the public, over the first two weekends in June.

    Next year the event will be in its fifteenth year and has grown to become one of the major events in North Yorkshire’s cultural calendar, as well as one of the North’s most prestigious open studios event.

    For visitors and art buyers, North Yorkshire Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet artists, gain an insight into how their work is produced, find out what...

  • Pineapple Black CIC

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    Pineapple Black is a Contemporary Art Space situated within the Hill St Shopping centre, Middlesbrough.

    We are an artist led, grass roots project, run by 2 local artists/curators. We are supported through Arts Council England, Creative Factory Middlesbrough and East Street Arts.

    Our exhibition space is based in what used to be an old New Look store and consists of 3 main exhibition spaces, including a 24/7 window space.

    Our goal is to exhibit the very best local, national and international artists while providing a space for workshops, independent pop-up projects...

  • Pipeline Gallery

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    Pipeline Gallery is an alternatove curatorial space for Students, Graduates and Emerging artists. 

    We work with artists to create tailored events and oppertunities that benficially to everyone involved, We have run serveral panel discussions, artist interviews, virtual residencies and are working to produce online and in-person exhibtions up and down the UK.

    Get in touch if you have an idea for a collboration or project you want brought to life. 

  • Rebecca Wild

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    Rebecca Wild is an artist and Curator with a MA Degree in Contemporary Curation and an extensive background in arts and heritage. Currently the Director of AIR Gallery based in Trafford, and a Director of A4 Studios CIC, she has extensive knowledge of the contemporary art world.

     

    AIR is a contemporary gallery and exhibition space which showcases emerging and early career artists; bringing cultural diversity and international collaboration of the arts within the local community. Our grass-roots programme focuses on providing a platform for artists starting out or in the...

  • Round Lemon

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     Welcome to Round Lemon!

    Round Lemon is an online platform run by artists, for artists. Our aim is to provide a community space for artists to:

    -       Participate and host various workshops.

    - Take part in exhibitions, competitions and publications.

    -       Sell their work through our Art Shop.

    -       Engage and post about art through ZEST.

    -       Find out about art events and opportunities in the UK.

    Our mission as an online arts collective is to provide a safe space for artists online, to share their...

  • SEAS - socially engaged art salon

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    SEAS (Socially Engaged Art Salon) is a BIPOC & LGBTQ led organisation which promotes socially engaged art practices and artists from underrepresented communities through exhibitions and cultural events. It also offers artists’ residencies. SEAS’ work concentrates around issues of social and racial justice, migration & refugees, disability & mental health, and LGBTQ+ communities. Founded in 2016, SEAS has become a beacon for socially and politically engaged art in Brighton and south-East England. It is part of...

  • Saltaire Inspired

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    Saltaire Inspired is an ambitious arts charity, creating quality contemporary arts events in unique settings.

    We have a vision to establish Saltaire as an internationally recognised centre for the visual arts, inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the arts.

    Saltaire Inspired Ltd  was established in 2008 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and is now a registered charity. The organisation is managed by a voluntary board of directors and supported by a voluntary committee who between them provide the...

  • Samuel Richardson

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  • Sunny Bank Mills

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    A Beautiful Art Gallery, Shop & Tea Room in Farsley, Leeds

    Sunny Bank Mills Gallery is an art, design and culture space housed in a light and tranquil 3000 sq ft old cloth warehouse.

    The Gallery is the creative hub of the Mill and the local community, playing host to a rolling exhibition programme of art by local artists, supporting the performing-arts and concerts within the mill spaces and providing a venue for small events. It houses a shop selling unique and affordable work by local designer makers and a small tea room allowing you to sit and...

  • The Art House

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    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 visitors and residents, exhibition spaces, meeting rooms, and a print studio. 

    Our Artistic Programme brings together residencies, projects, commissions and events to foster networks of diverse artists and associates and champion contemporary visual arts practice.

     

  • Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival

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    Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival (WCAF) is a cross art form festival with a growing reputation for featuring exciting art forms across disciplines including large-scale performance, live art, exhibitions and digital installations.

    Find out more at www.warringtonartsfestival.co.uk

  • Wild Vision Collective

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  • York Open Studios

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    York Open Studios is York’s largest non-profit arts festival. Our selected artists open their workshops, studios and homes over two weekends every year - its a great opportunity to meet them and really see how they work.

    We pride ourselves on our selection and feedback process and our collaborative approach with artists. Our work supports students, newly emerging and established artists and encourages a wider interest in the arts in York.

    York Open Studios was founded in 2001 by Anne Hutchison and Gail Fox with 19 other exhibitors and since then we have introduced over...

  • b-side

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      www.b-side.org.uk

    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 place: often drawing upon the history, architecture and geography of a particular site or working with communities as a source of inspiration and research.

    b-side offers artists a range of opportunities to engage with and respond to its programme – through bursaries, commissions, residencies,...

  • shefali wardell

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    I came to curating from having been a project worker in the arts for over 20 years. Please see my artists profile for info about what I do the rest of the time. In 2017 I co-founded the Refresh Art Award with artist Georgina Talfana, that I currently still run and curate.  I also work on putting together smaller shows - I'm most interested in financially accessible exhibiting because so many people get cut out of this essential industry by not being able to afford to hang around long enough to make it as a professional. I also like looking at obscure work that doesn't have a big...

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