With many galleries, artist-led spaces and institutions programming several years in advance, DIY exhibitions can be a significant opportunity to get your work seen. Led by independent curator and mentor, Mark Devereux, this online short course will look at the central aspects of creating a successful solo or group exhibition.
Starting with the idea and the artwork, we will look at the core milestones of creating your exhibition including: devising the concept, securing a venue, creating a communications strategy, curating the exhibition, facilitating events and evaluating its success. You will be encouraged to consider your own practice or curatorial interests via practical exercises, punctuated by case studies and information shared from Mark’s 15-year career.
Designed for emerging / early-career visual artists and curators, this online short course will be delivered over two separate evenings in June to give you the tools and knowledge to start planning your next exhibition. In addition to the workshop we are pleased to offer participating artists a 10% discount on booking a one-to-one mentoring and advice session with Mark Devereux to support your exhibition planning. Please note: there are limited numbers of places available for these sessions and will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.
Making an Exhibition is part of our brand-new series of workshops and short courses, Figuring Out… Taking place online and in-person, Mark Devereux Projects will take a deep dive into some of the most fundamental aspects of creating and sustaining an artist career.
We are proud to also introduce our new Pay It Forward ticket scheme, giving two new options to support artists from low income backgrounds. For further information please click here.
Tuesday 21 June 2022, 6-8pm
Planning your exhibition : This session will look at significant questions to help ensure you make the most of the opportunity. You will be encouraged to consider the exhibition theme/concept, what you want to achieve, who you want to reach, how to secure a venue and how to fund the exhibition.
Tuesday 28 June 2022, 6-8pm
Curating your exhibition : This session will focus on creating a strong visual identity for the promotion of the exhibition, curatorial approaches to consider when installing the exhibition, creating accompanying events and evaluating its success.
11 – 15 July 2022 *
Optional, 1-hour one-to-one mentoring and advice sessions : Receive tailored support, advice and help in building your own exhibition.
* Available as part of our course package below at a discounted rate.
We are committed to creating Safer, Braver Spaces for artists to share, learn and make. Each workshop will include regular breaks to rest and take time away from the screen. Please contact Mark directly at [email protected] if you would like to discuss any access needs in advance of this short course.
The short course will include live Zoom transcriptions. The sessions will also be recorded and shared via a password protected Vimeo video link for the course participants only. The video will be available to re-watch for 1-month.
You will be sent a Zoom link and password via the Eventbrite booking process.
“Mark helped nurture my practice and ambitions into an exciting exhibition, which showcased over 2-years of work. Mark’s curatorial knowledge, and ability to see the gaps and potential of my ideas really brought the show to life. Funny, blurry and everything hazy marked a very important point in my practice, and the support from Mark was imperative to that.”
[Pippa Eason, artist, pippaeason.com]