In Certain Places: Critical Friend
Working as one of a pool of Critical Friend supporting In Certain Places; a programme of temporary public artworks and events examining how artists can contribute to the development of a city. As critical friend helped the team develop their work in new ways by asking challenging questions and offering new ideas. My particular interest for In Certain Places has been how much and in what ways public art belongs to the public, and how successfully local communities can be a part of this process.
20-21 Visual Arts Centre
20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Lincolnshire commissioned Sally to develop a touring exhibition for children under six, and their adults. The work included consultation with families and early years professionals; working with one or more artists to develop new work for this audience; liasing with one or more toy manurfacturers to benefit from their specialist knowledge of materials and processes; and identifying / applying for funding to bring the project to fruition. You can see some of the final exhibition at artist Rachel Welford's wonderful blog post about it here
Making Craft Work
The Making Craft Work exhibition at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe, Lancashire explored two different approaches to how students can engage in further learning after completing a creative degree. Sally was invited to join the panel of guest selectors for the show.
15 students were selected, from the Graduate Diploma in Creative Business Development course at Manchester Metropolitan University and the MA Ceramics and Surface Pattern degree course at University of Central Lancashire. To be eligible for selection student submitted proposals explaining which work they would like to have included and details of why they feel it would be suitable for the aim of the exhibition.
British Art Show 6
Strategic central management and promotion of the education and public programme events of Castlefield Gallery, Cornerhouse, Chinese Arts Centre, The International 3, Manchester Art Gallery, Urbis and The Whitworth Art Gallery. Creating, managing and marketing workshops, talks, professional development training days, printed resources for the joint city-wide programme, and ensuring collaborative working around this major four-yearly contemporary art based touring exhibition, originated by Hayward Gallery.
Managing media and visual arts education programme and exhibition for the Step-Up festival celebrating excellence in arts provision in NW schools. For 2005's Step Up festival, the visual arts strand developed projects brokering relationships between schools and organisations such as Cornerhouse and Urbis. Other schools developed in-house projects which formed part of a major exhibition running throughout the festival. The works shown ranged from textile design, painting and drawing, graphic design / illustration, sculpture and filmmaking.