Jerwood Encounters: Artist Development Day

20 Jun 2015

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FREE (booking required)

Jerwood Arts

England, United Kingdom


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This event intends to provide a friendly environment for early-career artists to discuss different aspects of professional practice with experts in their respective fields.


Sign up for free, one-to-one advice on: documenting work with Hydar Dewachi, artist and photographer; developing a commercial practice with Ceri Hand, Curator, Art Consultant and Artist Mentor; writing funding proposals with Shonagh Manson, Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation; and improving your artist CV with Hannah Pierce, Gallery Manager, Jerwood Visual Arts.

Hydar Dewachi is an artist, photographer, filmmaker and IT engineer. He has over ten years’ experience in the fields of technology and creativity. Since April 2010, his work has ranged from documentary photography and filmmaking commissions, technical consultations, web and print design. He works with individuals and across a diverse spectrum of sectors including creative industries, charities, education, arts and performance. His clientele include ACME Studios, Artsadmin, Camden Arts Centre, CGP London, Culture+Conflict, Gasworks, Ibraaz, Jerwood Visual Arts, Parasol unit, Picturehouse Cinemas, Station House Opera, UCL Art Museum and UP Projects.

Ceri Hand has over twenty five years’ experience of working in the art world. She has experience in managing arts organisations, curating, commissioning, producing, publishing, marketing, fundraising and sales across the public and private sectors. Her previous positions include: Associate Consultant, Contemporary Art Society, London; Director of Ceri Hand Gallery, London; Director of Metal, Liverpool; Director of Exhibitions, FACT, Liverpool; Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria; Director of Make, London.

Shonagh Manson is Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation, a leading private grant-making foundation supporting artists across art forms in the UK, and of Jerwood Visual Arts, a national exhibition programme which commissions and presents work by early career artists and tours regionally. Previously, Shonagh led the Wellcome Trust’s arts funding programme; was General Manager for producers Fuel; and worked in fundraising and participation at Battersea Arts Centre. She has over ten years’ experience of fundraising for the arts.

Hannah Pierce is Jerwood Visual Arts Gallery Manager. As a curator and researcher she specialises in experimental models that support emerging artists, and has extensive experience delivering exhibitions, residencies, events and artist representation gained over 8 years in public and private arts sectors. Previous roles include: Gallery Manager, Rod Barton Gallery; Gallery Manager, Ceri Hand Gallery; Lead Researcher, International Award for Excellence in Public Art and Programme Assistant, Liverpool Biennial.


This event is free but booking is essential. In order to reserve a place for one or more sessions, please contact Oliver Fuke, Events Programmer: Oliver.Fuke@jerwoodspace.co.uk.    


For more information about the exhibition visit the Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase exhibition page at www.jerwoodvisualarts.org


Image: Georgie Grace, this time of day can be dangerous, 2014

Exhibiting artists

Georgie Grace

Kelly Best

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