Curator's Conversation - all welcome - Thursday 23 July 7.30pm at Cley Church
Meryl has thought about some questions to pose to the panel that have arisen through the process of curating the Cley 15 exhibition as a starter and the audience will be invited to join in. the subject are issues that affect all artists in Norfolk.
Please invite your friends, contacts and colleagues to come and join the conversation!
Each year, as part of Cley 15, the guest curator is invited to conduct a talk or conversation about issues facing artists.
Meryl Doney has invited Amanda Geitner and guest artists and curators to stimulate an open discussion on some thorny topics. It is an informal event, free to attend and there will be a bar. If you live further away, maybe you can lift-share ? And if you come early enough you can see the work at other venues (Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Cley Windmill shop, Crabpot Bookshop and the beach)
Meryl Doney, curator Cley 15
Amanda Geitner, head curator SCVA
Gordon Senior, Cley 15 artist
Marta Bermejo Sarmiento, Outpost steering committee and independent curator
The Norfolk profile - is our ‘art’ good enough?
CLEY 15 has not received extensive publicity beyond the local. So how are Norfolk artists perceived? How bad/good is the label ‘local’? Do we we suffer from London snobbery and is this peculiar to East Anglia or do all provincial areas find it hard to attract national profile? How can we boost the reputation of work produced here?
How can artists sustain and develop their practice?
The aim of the North Norfolk Exhibition Project is to offer exhibition opportunties, encourage artists to make new work, and to build a community of local practitioners. So is this effective? What do artists need? Where do artists find stimulation for their work? How good is cultural provision in the county?
How does an artist make a living?
CLEY 15 is not primarily a selling show - though we do sell work. How do artists resolve the need to earn an income withoiut compromisoing their ideas? How do we view commercial galleries versus funded art spaces? How good are the local opportunities to show work? How about a portfolio career - are there good opportunities for teaching, running workshops, residencies? Is it a good thing to have a wide range of work or does it dilute focus? Does the open studios programme work? Are artists cooperatives a good way to go?
How would you like to see the CLEY exhibition progress?
Free up your ideas!