Date: 5 November, 11:30am to 5:00pm.
It is extremely beneficial for artists to have their work seen by curators. Outside of the potential for exhibitions, there is also the valuable opportunity to engage in a critical discussion of their practice.
This workshop will offer the opportunity to assess each attendees arts practice in a curatorial context. As a starting point artists will have an opportunity to show their work to Brendan Fox and the group. Brendan will discuss conceptual and practical considerations in an artists practice and ways that you as an artist can communicate that to curators.
The workshop will give you an insight into how curators may engage with your work and interpret it differently to your expectations. You will gain an understanding into the role of a curator and their processes that will better equip you to identify curators you would like to work with and how you might approach them.
This form of ‘critique’ is a useful platform for further development and each artist will benefit from having discussed their practice with fellow professionals. The curator may introduce the artist to other avenues of thought, and on a more practical level to information on opportunities outside of your area.
Brendan Fox is an independent curator, artist, and writer. He has curated the work of hundreds of Irish and international artists in a broad spectrum of settings. He was project co-curator at Nag Gallery, Dublin, resident curator at Talbot Gallery, Dublin and is the Co-founder, Director/Curator of Foundation Arts Festival in association with the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He has devised numerous gallery and offsite exhibitions and has curated from the national collection at IMMA, Dublin. He has been the invited curator at Limerick School of Art and Design and the National College of Art and Design where he facilitated with both B.A. and M.A. students.
Fox has allocated funding and awards to artists and artist-led projects through his Foundation Awards initiative in association with Offaly County Council and the National Arts Council of Ireland. He has facilitated workshops with the RHA, Goethe Institute, NCAD, VTOS Adult Education, LSAD, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, UCD and Trinity College Dublin with Ph.D. students at The Innovation Academy. He is currently devising exhibitions for his upcoming 2020 project as part of his MA in Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD.
Tickets: from €20