Join us for these in-depth portfolio sessions in partnership with Castlefield Gallery. Discuss your work with specialist curators, arts professionals and gallerists in a one-to-one 45 minute portfolio review. Information below on how to request a session.
Get advice on your work, career path and portfolio in a one-to-one session. Artists can bring their work either in digital form on laptop or tablet, or in print form up to A3 size.
Appointments will be made on the basis of our best being able to match artists with viewers suitable to their work.
In partnership with Creative Industries Trafford, Castlefield Gallery are pleased to be offering an intensive day of one-to-one 45-minute portfolio review sessions with writer, curator and director of Nottingham Contemporary Sam Thorne, Founder and Director of iMT Gallery Lindsay Friend, and Castlefield Gallery Curator Matthew Pendergast.
Contemporary visual artists should apply before 12 noon Tue 5th November for a chance of a portfolio review with one of the viewers.
Portfolio viewers on Tuesday 19th November 2019 Include writer, curator and director of Nottingham Contemporary Sam Thorne, Founder and Director of iMT Gallery Lindsay Friend, and Castlefield Gallery Curator Matthew Pendergast.
To request a surgery session
Email email@example.com with a brief description of your work (50 words) and your reasons for booking a surgery (50 words) along with any relevant web links. This information will be used to select successful applicants and to best match applicants to a portfolio viewer. Once we confirm your appointment, we will provide details of how to pay.
Deadline for applications: 12 Noon, Tuesday Nov 5th
Successful applicants will be notified of their time slot and advisor by November 8th
More on the portfolio viewers
Sam Thorne is a writer and curator. He is director of Nottingham Contemporary. Previously, he was artistic director of Tate St Ives and associate editor at frieze magazine, where he is currently a contributing editor. In 2013, he co-founded Open School East, a free-to-attend study programme. His book, School: A Recent History of Self-Organized Education, was published by Sternberg Press in 2017.
Lindsay Friend is the Founder and Director of iMT Gallery, a contemporary art gallery specialising in multimedia and new media in London. The gallery represents David Burrows, Paola Ciarska, Lotte Rose Kjær Skau and Plastique Fantastique. Previously Administrator at Unit2 Gallery, London and Local Advisory Committee member of V&A Museum of Childhood.
Matthew Pendergast is a curator based in Manchester, UK. He is curator at Castlefield Gallery, where he works with regional, national and international artists at all stages of their careers. He has delivered multiple self-initiated projects including: Hankering for Classification, New Art Spaces: Federation House (2014) co-curated with Elizabeth Wewiora; Rule of Three, Islington Mill (2013) co-curated with Jeni Holt Wright. In 2011 he completed a Curatorial Residency at 501 Art Space, Chongqing, China. He previously worked for Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester.
Cost & Application process
Sessions are: £10 (full) / £8 (concs / CG Associates) per person. Creative Industries Trafford and Castlefield Gallery works to keep costs for artists as low as possible by part subsidising the programme.
There are only 20 places available so apply now by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of your work (50 words) and your reasons for applying (50 words) along with any relevant web links.
Successful applicants can bring their work either in digital form on a laptop or tablet, or in print form up to A3 size to the session.
11:00 - 17:00
Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester M15 4GB
11:00 - 17:00
Image © Castlefield Gallery.