Introduction To Curating

This intensive weekend introductory course explores contemporary curatorial practice, from contemporary theoretical discourses and their application to the shifting curated space, to the practicalities of curating and the skills required to put on an exhibition including the curatorial essay, marketing, website, panel and publications.

This course is aimed at students wishing to develop an initial understanding of the principles and practicalities of curatorial practice, or for artists who may wish to gain an understanding of curatorial practice and its application and relationship to their practice.

By the end of the weekend you will mock up a dream exhibition, having thought through your concepts and applied practical processes to ensure your exhibition is fully thought through.

The Instructor

Patricia Mulligan is a practicing artist with several years experience and is also the Head of Foundation at Blake College. She has a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, having earlier gained an MA in General Arts at Edinburgh University (specialising in art history & anthropology), and an Masters in Design & IT from Birmingham City University (specialising in digital design and animation). She has worked as a set designer and extensively as a digital designer, prior to concentrating on work as a visual artist and lecturer.