Curatorial Practice

2012: Light Relief

Light Relief, the autumn/winter season 2012 has been guest curated by Antoinette Burchill, in collaboration with air arts and the Hidden Histories project. Hidden Histories is an archive of medical artefacts donated by Royal Derby Hospitals.

The Light Relief exhibitions create a dialogue between the visual arts and the medical objects. Light Relief re-positions objects used clinical practise to highlight their beauty, humour and humanity.

The season title, Light Relief also refers to the way the artists use and manipulate light in their work. Whether it is the process of creating the artwork, a symbolic beacon or physical structure, the artists illustrate how we need both light, and light relief in our everyday lives.

2012: The Village Green Stage

A Pedal Powered Party. Derby.

On the Village Green stage, (complete with AstroTurf), I programmed and hosted a stage which was completely reliant on the audience members becoming participants and powering the performers. To find out more about the project, click here.

2011: Derby: City of Invention

Derby: City of Invention a series of 12 images (7 new artists’ commissions), which tell a story about the history of Derby: a history formed by a series of strong characters with big ideas that changed the world. I initiated and developed relationships with Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Smith of Derby, Royal Crown Derby and artists to deliver the project that I also project managed and co-curated.

To find out more about the project, click here.

This project was delivered through the Derby City Council’s Art and Empty Shops Programme.

2010: COGmachine

A night of live music, live words, live art and sparkly cakes to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Find out more about the event and the interstellar, steamdriven line up here.

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