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Bow Skills Lab: Launch event

Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Opening Hours: 
6:30pm
Address: 
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Working with Artists in the Shifting Gallery Landscape
Launch Event for Bow Skills Lab
talking:thinking:doing

A professional development programme for artists by artists
With Keynote from Ceri Hand Working with Artists in the Shifting Gallery Landscape

This event is now fully booked. Places may be available on the door but this cannot be guaranteed and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we are launching a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  It is led by Bow Arts’ artist Elizabeth Murton, in consultation with an artists' steering group and informed by artist feedback. We have designed a programme with and for our community of artists to help them develop their careers.

We are delighted to welcome Ceri Hand as our keynote speaker for the launch event of Bow Skills Lab. With 25 years working in the arts, Ceri will cover her experience of commissioning and exhibiting artists in diverse settings, good practice, top tips for artists and an overview of the changing gallery landscape.

The talk will end with a Q&A where Ceri will be joined by Rob Smith, Head of Education and Learning at Bow Arts, Rosamond Murdoch Gallery Director at Bow Arts and a Bow Artist. Rob brokers partnerships across different settings and commissioners, works with artists to run education programmes and develop public art works. Rosamond directs the Nunnery Gallery at Bow Arts and coordinates exhibitions such as the East London Painting Prize.

We look forward to seeing you on the 28th to join us in raising a glass to launch the Bow Skills Lab Programme. Doors open at 6.30 and talk starts at promptly at 6.50.

Book here: https://bowskillslablaunch.eventbrite.co.uk

Cancellation: Booking is essential and places are limited so please only book a place if you can attend. However we understand that plans can change, to ensure limited resources are used effectively, we ask you to please cancel before Sunday 26th April so we can give your ticket to someone else.

More about our keynote Ceri Hand:

Ceri Hand has over twenty five years’ experience of working in the art world, having held positions including Associate Consultant, Contemporary Art Society (current); Director of Ceri Hand Gallery, London; Director of Metal, Liverpool; Director of Exhibitions, FACT, Liverpool; Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria and Director of Make, London. She has curated over 70 exhibitions and over 150 events - the most recent examples of which can be seen archived at www.cerihand.co.uk

At Contemporary Art Society over the last 8 months she has written a public art strategy for Qatar, commissioned a number of large major public art works and sourced work for a number of private individuals.

She has developed many artists projects and supported artists exhibiting nationally and internationally, from the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia 2013; MUDAM, Luxembourg to Camden Art Centre, London and Bonn Kunstverein, Germany. She was a contributing curator to Liverpool Biennial in 2004 and 2006 and also contributed programme for Liverpool’s Capital of Culture in 2008.

She has a track record of fundraising and selling artists work to international private and national public collections, including Arts Council Collection, Government Art Collection, Tate, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery and most recently has negotiated a major body of work by Mel Brimfield for Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts and The Harris Museum, supported by Art Fund.

Ceri is frequently called upon to provide mentoring for individual artists, including organisations such as Artquest/Bloomberg New Contemporaries; Manchester Metropolitan University, the Photographers Gallery, London and the New Art Gallery, Walsall. She is a Visiting Lecturer and Tutor, having delivered numerous studio visits, crits and lectures at various institutions including Wimbledon College of Arts, London; Central Saint Martins, London; UCLAN, Preston and Sotheby’s, London.

She has served on the boards of a number of organisations, including most recently Broken Grey Wires, Manchester; Made in Arts London, UAL; Malgras Naudet, Manchester; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Open Eye Gallery and Tate Members Committee, Liverpool.She has acted as a judge and selector for many panels, prizes and open exhibitions, including Soundlands; the Exeter Open, Shoosmith Arts Prize, Creekside Open, Catlin Art Prize and Kinsale Arts Festival.