Our first Curatorial Directions programme took place from Tuesday 19 until Saturday 23 and consisted of an intensive series of lectures, discussions, workshops and excursions exploring some of the key issues and ideas regarding contemporary curatorial practice in Northern Ireland and further afield.
Following an open call for participants, a group of 9 emerging curators from the UK, Ireland and different parts of Europe were selected to be involved in the project – to meet one another and share knowledge and experiences together, as well as work with and learn from a range of other invited curators, artists, and experts from the field of contemporary art.
In Northern Ireland we were delighted to work with the following organisations to explore the current state of curatorial practice here:
- Belfast Exposed, Belfast
- Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
- Ulster Museum, Belfast
- F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge
- Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown
- CCA Derry~Londonderry, Derry
We were also able to collaborate with and/or make visits to the following major institutions further afield as part of the excursions out of the city during the programme:
- MoMA, Warsaw
- The Arts Council Collection, London
- The Whitechapel Gallery, London
- The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Other speakers of note included curator Marta Dziewańska, art writer and critic Gilda Williams, and artist Peter Liversidge.
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This programme has been made possible with the generous support of the...