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'The Art of Communicating' - Professional development workshop
Thu 25 May 2017, 09:30 – 14:00 BST
- Are you a visual artist working in Yorkshire?
- Are you at an early stage of your professional career?
- Would you benefit from a focused half-day workshop, offering practical guidance on the art of communicating?
As part of our commitment to support the development of early career artists, the Yorkshire Year of the Textile project is inviting expressions of interest to a professional development workshop at the University of Leeds.
Participants will consider the creative landscape of the region, and receive guidance and advice on practical aspects of attracting funding, succesful collaboration and joining artist-led communities.
The workshop will be delivered by Kerry Harker, with facilitated sessions by Sarah-Joy Ford and Tavienne Bridgewater.
Artists currently engaged in practice and early on in your career are invited to apply. This workshop is free to attend but places are limited, you will receive an email confirming your place at this workshop. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Following graduation from the Fine Art (BA Hons) and MA Feminism and the Visual Arts courses at the University of Leeds, Kerry has spent the last 20 years working in the visual arts sector, initially as an Artist, then as Curator, Artistic Director and co-founder and Director of a number of artist-led organizations. These include Vitrine (2004-6), Project Space Leeds (2006-) and The Tetley (2013-).
As an artist she has exhibited across the UK, including in the touring show New Contemporaries (1994-5). From 2008-11 she was Curator of Exhibitions at Harewood House Trust, and from 2015-16 was interim Director of The Art House in Wakefield. She is currently a freelance Curator, and is undertaking a PhD in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, where her research focuses on the artist-led sector.
Image: '…the etiquette required to keep still is similar to playing dead…', 2016, by Sarah-Joy Ford and Alex De Little for Yorkshire Year of the Textile. Photographed here with Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England