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Salon 19 | Curatorial Insights 3/3 – David McLeavy & Alexandra Warder

Wednesday 12th June

6 – 8pm

With the support of Making Ways, the Spring/Summer term will also feature a trio of Curatorial Insights sessions. As an ongoing commitment to organisational transparency and the creation of inclusive spaces for shared learning throughout our public programme the Curatorial Insights sessions will profile curatorial thinking, attempting to offer an urgent demystification of the role and capacity of curators within the broader arts ecology.

Session three will feature the work and experience of Bloc Project’s Curator David McLeavy, alongside a guest curator Alexandra Warder, who is currently the Director of Bosse & Baum, London.

 

David McLeavy

David McLeavy is a Curator and Writer living and working in Sheffield and is currently the Director of Bloc Projects and Founder & Editor of the website YAC | Young Artists in Conversation. He was previously the co-director of the international residency and exhibition programme Picnic Picnic and partner for the clothing label Curbar Cycling Apparel.

www.davidmcleavy.info

www.youngartistsinconversation.co.uk

 

Alexandra Warder

More info to follow.

www.bosseandbaum.com

 

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Social Art Meet-Up: June

Tuesday 11th June

6:30 – 8:30pm

 

The Social Art Summit (socialartsummit.com) was an artist-led review of socially engaged arts practice in the UK, held in Sheffield in November 2018, and convened by Social Art Network. By convening practitioners from around the country to share practice and discuss ideas, the Social Art Summit explored what it means to be making art through social engagement right now.

In the run-up to the event, a series of monthly meet-ups were held in Sheffield where the Summit will take place in November 2018. Post-summit, groups have started meeting elsewhere in the country, and the Sheffield group will restart its meetings in January, to provide a regular meeting place for those interested in social practice and socially engaged art.

Aimed at artists, activists, community groups, curators, students, academics, funders and wider sectors working in the social realm, the Social Art Network aims to develop agency in the field of art and social engagement and test the ground for launching a Social Art Biennale in 2020.

If you are interested in being part of the discussion come along to Bloc Projects on Tues 11th June.

Salon 19 | Curatorial Insights 2/3 – Laura Clarke & Zoë Sawyer

Wednesday 29th May

6 – 8pm

With the support of Making Ways, the Spring/Summer term will also feature a trio of Curatorial Insights sessions. As an ongoing commitment to organisational transparency and the creation of inclusive spaces for shared learning throughout our public programme the Curatorial Insights sessions will profile curatorial thinking, attempting to offer an urgent demystification of the role and capacity of curators within the broader arts ecology.

Session two will feature the work and experience of Laura Clarke, the curator at S1 Artspace here in Sheffield alongside a guest regional curator. Laura has invited Zoë Sawyer, Offsite Curator at Eastside Projects an arts organisation based in Birmingham.

 

Laura Clarke

Laura Clarke is Curator at S1 Artspace, Sheffield. She is interested the ways in which organisations can provide supportive infrastructures for artists’ practices outside of the exhibition format, how long-term or collaborative projects can be sustained and how to make visible the affective and social labour of artists and art workers. She was previously Assistant Curator at Hayward Gallery, the Barbican Centre and Nottingham Contemporary. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2012 with an MA in Curating Contemporary Art, having originally studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent (2005-2008).

www.s1artspace.org

 

Zoë Sawyer

Zoë Sawyer is currently the Offsite Curator at Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Her role is develop their public programmes such as Park Life in Banbury. Alongside working on commissions, solo and large-scale group exhibitions, with prominent artists such as Rehana Zaman, Lubaina Himid, and Simeon Barclay, Zoë has over ten years’ experience of working within both small and large-scale organisations. Most recently as Curator at Project Space Leeds and The Tetley (Leeds), throughout its transition into a nationally recognised Arts Council England NPO. Independently, she initiated theartmarket & Kunstfreund gallery (Leeds, 2006-2012) and is co-founder and director of practitioner-led collective Mexico, who have produced projects at Focal Point Gallery (2015), The Harris Museum (2015), Eastside Projects (2014) and Two Queens (2013).

www.eastsideprojects.org

 

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