Jeremy Akerman:

A Crash Course in Writing and Curating

Thursday 6th April 5pm to 8pm
During this session you will be provided with a crash course in writing and curating. Participants will be requested to write something prior to the session.

Jeremy Akerman is an artist, curator and teacher. He is a lecturer at Central Saint Martins teaching ‘An introduction to curating and exhibition’.

Curatorial roles:

Guest curator for HSBC collections and adviser for new acquisitions.

Art Writing: Co-director of Akerman Daly and, publishing writing by artists. Akerman Daly offers writing courses, advice, editorial feedback and assistance to a large number of artists.

Jeremy is an independent assessor for Arts Council England and has a specialist knowledge of British painting and contemporary Korean art.

Tickets: SOLD OUT email to be added to the waiting list.

£2 BACKLIT members/ £3 New Midland Group/ £4 public

Rosalind Davis:

Representing yourself…

Thursday 6th April 1pm to 4pm
A practical, discursive, insightful and instructive seminar packed with vital information on helping artists articulate their practice, curating and how to get exhibitions, raise their profile, market their works and make networks, including business cards, social media, websites, mailing lists and more!

“Inspiring, practical and entertaining.”

As an artist whether new graduate or established you will be in a constant state of development personally and professionally as you negotiate all the aspects of building a career in the art world. Out of necessity artists must become their own business, finance, sales and marketing manager, researcher, curator and administrator; ultimately, the project manager of your career as an artist. It is imperative to be active and engaged in developing, directing and promoting that career. There are also many types of art worlds, different tiers and hierarchies in which an artist’s career may operate. It is important to consider what you would like your own art world to be and how you can build a sustainable practice within the art world that encourages and nurtures you.

There are no prescribed or straightforward career paths for an artist and there are, unfortunately no golden tickets. This talk is about giving you the tools, to empower and encourage you to be inventive and entrepreneurial in your career as well as with your art. … make thriving as an artist a more tangible and realistic possibility.

“Rosalind Davis is an artist, curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003).  Davis’ exhibitions (Complicity and Telling Tales) at the Collyer Bristow Gallery have both been reviewed by Art Top 10; ‘Cracking Show. Superb Artists. Brilliantly curated.’  In addition to previous curatorial projects Davis has co-directed and developed two innovative and dynamic artists’ educational, membership and exhibition arts organizations; Zeitgeist Arts Projects (ZAP 2012-15) and Core Gallery (2009-11,) based in London.  Previous co-curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Geddes Gallery and with ZAP at Bond House Gallery (ASC).  

Davis is co-author of ‘What they didn’t teach you at art school’ commissioned by Octopus Books is available in the UK and internationally and lectures at universities, galleries and arts organisations across the country including the Royal College of Art, ICA, Camden Arts Centre. University of the Arts and Artquest. She is also an Ambassador and curatorial mentor for UK Young Artists.  

She teaches workshops and creative workshops across the country as well as short courses in social media marketing and arts management at UAL.

Davis has led curated art tours for the ICA (London and Boston), South London Art Map and the Whitechapel Gallery and contributed to BBC4’s Film ‘Tales of Winter. The Art of Snow and Ice.’ As a consultant Davis has worked for arts organisations, charities and independents as well as corporations such as BBC4 and E4.

As an artist Davis works within painting and installation and has exhibited nationally and internationally in a wide range of galleries and has had a number of solo shows in London. Her work is held in a number of private collections and a public collection.


Tickets: SOLD OUT email to be added to the waiting list.

£2 BACKLIT members/ £3 New Midland Group/ £4 public

Please note that photographs may be taken during this session to be used for documentation and promotion of future events – please tell us if you’d rather not have your photo taken.
Snacks and refreshments will also be provided.

Please contact us on 01158372426 if you have any special access requirements