We are pleased to co-present a series of workshops with Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre this winter, where we will address topics including the role of the curator, how to start curating, approaches to arts writing, and how to find a good artist-in-residence program. These workshops are all free to attend, are in accessible facilities, and no prior experience is required. Registration is not required, but please contact us if you have any questions.
Curating 101 | 7:00pm on January 31, 2018 at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
Led by Carina Magazzeni and Genevieve Flavelle
We will introduce participants to the role of the curator in different institutions, emphasizing the importance of curating with care. We will then discuss ways of gaining experience as an emerging curator, how to apply to curate exhibitions with galleries, and how to pursue education for curating.
Writing Around Art | 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Union Gallery, 1st Floor Stauffer Library, Queen’s University
Led by Sunny Kerr
This hands-on skill-sharing workshop is for artists and art writers at all levels who wish to improve their practical art writing skill, or simply their appreciation of art. Texts will be generated as experiments, as attempts to get inside the qualities of works of art. Participants are asked to bring things to the session, whether they are finished artworks or works-in-progress, and to write short, direct passages to share and discuss with the group. Please bring a laptop or pen and paper!
Space is limited so please register at email@example.com by February 3rd.
Sunny Kerr is an artist, educator, writer and the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
Residencies Roundtable | 7:00pm on February 28, 2018 at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
We will discuss where to find artist-in-residence programs, differences between programs that have funding and others that artists pay for, what kind of accommodations and facilities are common, and what projects are well suited to residencies.