It’s been a very busy summer, and for me that included getting some really exceptional opportunities as part of my curatorial practice. I’m putting them all into a single update since, well, it’s a very busy time!
Belfast Print Workshop
In July I started working as a curator/programmer at BPW, in Belfast City Centre. This role includes engagement with a vibrant community of artists and makers, developing curatorial projects and supporting the organisation’s programme. You can follow BPW’s Instagram which will include and promote the various aspects of the programme @belfastprintworkshop.
In August I started a curatorial residency with glór, Ennis, in County Clare. Ennis has been one of my favourite places in Ireland for many years so I’m very excited to get the opportunity to spend some time working with the arts community in the area. As part of my work with glór I will develop a few exhibition projects and hopefully some other developements. Follow @glor_ennis to for updates on the great work done by me and my colleagues at this important arts organisation.
Tangible Selves at PS²
Launching this week is a project that’s been in development for almost a year. Tangible Selves is an online series of workshops developed by artist Zara Lyness and me as part of a curated ongoing collaboration between PS² Belfast and Moon Base Projects, an umbrella programme for and by people with learning disabilities run by The Black Box with Outreach Officer Seonaid Murray. This project is funded by the Halifax Foundation NI.
For full details on the project, visit: www.pssquared.org/projects/tangible-selves
How Are You? (also with PS²)
I was happy to be part of this free online 1 to 1 curatorial support project for NI-based artists, initiated to assist the artists/makers to kick start, maintain or re-asses their practice.