The Producers Part II: New Positions on Curating Talk 6

  • Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre
  • Start: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 17:15:00 GMT
  • End: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Woodrow Kernohan, is the newly appointed Director of Director of the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Previously he was the Director/CEO of EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art that takes place in galleries, museums, ex-industrial sites, and public spaces across Limerick City in the west of Ireland. In 2015 he was also the Curator of the Irish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, presenting Sean Lynch’s ‘Adventure: Capital’ in the Arsenale. Prior to EVA International, Kernohan was Co-Director of photography festival Brighton Photo Fringe, Co-Director of experimental exhibition space Permanent Gallery, and Exhibitions Curator at restoration project The Regency Town House, all in Brighton & Hove. With Permanent Gallery and The Regency Town House, Woodrow created projects with over 200 artists between 2004–11 and with Brighton Photo Fringe coordinated city-wide biennial festivals with over 80 exhibitions in 2008 and over 130 exhibitions in 2010. He is a member of IBA, International Biennial Association and IKT, International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.  

Michelle Cotton, UK, is an art historian and director of the Bonner Kunstverein. From 2010-2015 she worked as senior curator at Firstsite, Colchester. In 2009 she curated the exhibition programme at Cubitt, London, and realized a retrospective of the experimental film maker Mary Ellen Bute. Michelle Cotton studied Literature at King’s College London and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Over the past 15 years she has curated over 50 exhibitions. These include recent solo exhibitions of new work by Banu Cenneto─člu, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Amanda Ross-Ho and Josh Smith as well as historical group surveys such as Xerography and retrospectives on Michel Auder, Bruce McLean, Wim T. Schippers, The Design Research Unit and the Hammer Prints studio, that was founded by Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi in 1954. Her publications include Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film (2014); Nigel Henderson & Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Ltd 1954–75 (2013) and Design Research Unit 1942–72, (2010). Next Week the talk will be chaired by our very own

Neil Bromwich is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Newcastle University. He works with Zoe Walker, as part of Glasgow based collaborative duo Walker & Bromwich, who are known for their large-scale iconic sculptural works, participatory events and exhibitions that invite audiences to imagine better worlds. At the core of their practice is the exploration of the role art can play as an active agent in society, evolving environments and situations within which people can begin to re-examine the world around them. Walker & Bromwich have exhibited at Tate Britain; MCA Sydney; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art; V&A, London; Glasgow International; ACCA, Melbourne; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; SEA + Triennale Jakarta, Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece. As well as major public commissions such as the Workers Maypole for Great Exhibition of the North 2018.


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