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Introducing: Short Course Exhibition and Selection Panel


Written by
Jasmin Woolley-Butler
Published date
14 August 2019

This September we will be launching the first Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Short Courses Exhibition alongside the Chelsea MA Summer Show 2019.

The exhibition celebrates the ways in which short courses contribute to an individual’s personal and professional progress.

Exhibition dates: 6 – 12 September 2019

The curation of the exhibition will be led by our short course tutor - Kirsten Cooke in response to concepts and designs produced by the August 2019 Curating Contemporary Art short course students. The selected works aim to inspire you to challenge what you know to build your creative future.

Our selection panel met yesterday to discuss these submissions. Artworks will be chosen in relation to the theme outlined in the submission brief.

Meet the selection panel

Kirsten Cooke
Dr Kirsten Cooke is an artist-curator and has co-authored the projects: Material Conjectures, KollActiv and House of Hysteria. Her recent ACE funded exhibition Snow Crash took place at IMT Gallery, London and was reviewed in Art Monthly and Frieze (2019). Cooke completed her PhD in curatorial practice at the University of Reading and she has delivered papers/written texts for projects in London, Paris and LA. Cooke's practice experiments with different forms of staging and deploying architectural environments to choreograph artworks.

Alex Hough
Alex is a partner and graphic designer within the graphic design studio work-form. work-for design for a diverse range of clients from individuals, community groups and independent businesses, to cultural institutions and international brands. With a particular interested in exploring methods of production that disrupt the traditional client-designer relationship, and often seek new ways of collaborating is at the core of their practice. Alex teaches at Camberwell on the Graphic Design BA and has recently joined the staff at the City and Guilds of London Art School as a visiting sessional staff member on the Foundation Diploma. He is also a committee member of Typocircle, an internationally recognised organisation that hosts events from leading designers.

Rosemary Cronin
Employed as a Young Curator at Tate Modern as part of the Raw Canvas programme in 2006, Rosemary Cronin has continued as an artist, curator and project manager, with a particular interest in socially engaged practice. Project managing and coordinating participatory projects for National Portrait Gallery, Art on the Underground and Museum of Brands, Rosemary has a passion to make art accessible for all, with particular experience of working with young people and vulnerable audiences. A fine art graduate from Chelsea College of Art & Design, as an artist Rosemary has facilitated on projects for Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Photographers’ Gallery, South London Gallery and Watts’ Gallery.

Amritt Flora
Amritt is a qualified Architect who has been teaching since 2002 and as a course leader at Middlesex University since 2010. He has worked and lived as an architect and an educator in the UK, Europe and Africa. Prior to taking up the MA course leader role in Chelsea in 2017, he was in Lagos, Nigeria for 3 years. He has taught in many varied contexts and institutions and to many age ranges. This has included collaborative workshops with dance and choreography, artisans and craftspeople, film and photography. He has presented at conferences discussing widening participation and more recently spatial experience within film. He believes that intelligently taking risks and breaking rules is a key attribute of any designer.