Prepare to be guided by your tutor through the practical and logistical processes involved in staging an exhibition on this one-day course. The course starts with the initial concept and research, moving to agreements and layout and finally, to the hanging of artworks...
Taught by: Kirsten Cooke.
Prepare to be guided by your tutor through the practical and logistical processes involved in staging an exhibition on this one-day course. The course starts with the initial concept and research, moving to agreements and layout and finally, to the hanging of artworks. We will also advise you on insurance, public liability and health and safety requirements in public spaces. As well as developing your knowledge of innovative exhibition design, it's a chance to exchange ideas with the rest of the group. Students are welcome to bring alone ideas in relation to future exhibitions that they would like to or will be organising.
By the end of this course you'll have begun to develop a range of design-related skills. You will have the confidence to start applying your skills to your own domestic design scheme.
Who Should Attend
Artists, craftspeople or anyone eager to learn about the practical side of organising an exhibition.
'It was comprehensive and well-delivered, covering a lot of ground in one day.' - Anon.
'It was exactly what I expected, the tutor covered all the topics that were promised. The pace at which she delivered the content was just right, neither too fast nor to slow. She was excellent, really.' - Anon
Kirsten Cooke is a curator and part of the co-authored project Material Conjectures. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Reading. Her work explores strategies that resist the impoverishing practice of exhibitions, which reiterate neo-liberal values through predetermining images affect.
Recent exhibitions have been staged at the Brooke Theatre (Kent), kynastonmcshine - The Old Police Station (London) and Beaconsfield (London). Cooke also lectures in Art Theory and Critical Collaborative Practice at the University of Reading.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
- Notebook and Pen