TApchat

A series of free online discussions between invited visual artists, performers, curators and writers alongside artists based in Norfolk, in relation to the Covid 19 pandemic and how this may and will affect the livelihood of artist’s in the future.

Topics include:

Are there positive aspects to social distancing that can be used to create new approaches to making or exhibiting work?

How can artists overcome this new sense of vulnerability, either individually or collectively?

 

Should artists develop ideas and ways of working that are more in tune on a local rather than a global scale or is it possible to think global and act local?

Is this an opportunity for artists to take control of their means of production?

Can an artist find new ways of working that are based on mutuality rather than blind individualism?

 

NOTE:

Places on the discussions are reserved for Art practitioners based in Norfolk only.

Each session lasts for 80 minutes

All session are on the Zoom Platform, will be recorded and available to the public on the TAp website

Further information regarding individual sessions will be sent by email once a booking has been confirmed

 

 

 

 

Guest Speakers:

Katey Coe.

Jessica Cooper.

David Cotterrell.

John Crossley.

Lucy Day.

Manick Govinda.

Jenine. McGaughran.

Janetka Platoon

Steve Rushton.

Jesse Smith.

Jonathan Swain.

Alice Walton

Simon Whitehead

 

 

Each session is led by Jacques Nimki & Stephanie Douet and include two guest speakers and two artists based in Norfolk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase Mitchell

Support Staff

Clara Rice

Engineer

 

SCHEDULE

 

Dates

     

 

 

         29th MAY 2020

         11 – 12.20pm

 

                         HOSTED BY

                     STEPHANIE DOUET

                                     &

                        JACQUES NIMKI

 

           

           

RESPITE & REFLECTION

During the lockdown period some artists have seen this as an opportunity to increase productivity. However many others have seen this as a period as a time for respite, a time to reflect and reconsider the direction of their practice and what it means to be an artist post covid 19

 

 

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15th May 2020

11 – 12.20pm

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

JANETKA PLATUN

 

 

 

THE NEW NORMAL

As social distancing constraints begin to loosen, we are told to expect a new normal, but should this look like? Can artists find new ways of working that are based on mutuality rather than blind individualism and a better understanding of our dependence on nature rather than its objectification?

 

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8th May 2020

11- 12.20pm

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

JESSICA COOPER

STEVE RUSHTON

The future

Is this an opportunity for artists to take control of their means of production, so that we do not simply return to previous models where artists are dependent on galleries, curators and funders for their livelihood? If so, how could this be achieved?

 

 

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28th April 2020

2 – 3.20pm

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

LUCY DAY

SIMON WHITEHEAD

Think Global – Act Local

Should artists develop ideas and ways of working that are more in tune on a local rather than a global scale? Are there previous models that we can reference? Does this approach risk being more insular rather than inclusive? Or is it possible to think global and act local?

 

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1st May 2020

2 – 3.20pm

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

DAVID COTTERRELL

ALICE WALTON

 

The Space in Between

 

Are there positive aspects to social distancing that can be used to create new approaches to making or exhibiting work? How would this apply in the cases of a) an artist whose work is either object-based; b) one whose work is conceptual; or c) one with a socially engaged practice?

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SCHEDULE

 

Dates

 

21st April 2020

11am 12.20pm

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

KATEY COE

JANINE MC GAUGHRAN

Means of Production

 

Is this an opportunity for artists to take control of their means of production, so that we do not simply return to previous models where artists are dependent on galleries, curators and funders for their livelihood? If so, how could this be achieved?

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         24th April 2020

         2 – 3.20pm

 

           GUEST SPEAKERS:

           MANICK GOVINDA

           JONATHAN SWAIN

Vulnerability

What kind of financial effects will the current upheaval and uncertainty have on the already precarious existence of many artists? How are this and other factors affecting them mentally? How can artists overcome this new sense of vulnerability, either individually or collectively?

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tap PRACTICE

 

How to curate your own exhibition

Timetable

 

Saturday 25th April 2020

10am – 4pm

10.00 Introduction, how to find and secure a venue, selecting artists, writers, curators and selecting work.

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Timetabling, the budget, contracts, marketing, funding and sponsorship, piggy-backing, social media campaign, insurance

1.00 Lunch

2.00 The exhibition: Hanging/installing, (working with old buildings) lighting, labelling, pricing, tool kit, signage

3.00 Other events – workshops, artists’ talks, catalogue, documentation

3.30 The preview/private view and beyond

4.00 Concluding remarks and evaluation

About

 

Artists’ Professional Practise training day with curator, mentor and writer Manick Govinda and artist-curator Stephanie Douet. For artists living and/or working in Norfolk

Do you have a new set of paintings you want to sell? Do you want to put on a group show with friends? Perhaps you want to showcase a recent project or use an historic building for an installation? Here in Norfolk there are limited possibilities for exhibiting your work in public or commercial galleries, but a wealth of wonderful potential venues for use as exhibition spaces. Putting on your own exhibition is incredibly empowering – but it can be overwhelming!

Mentors Manick Govinda and Stephanie Douet will take you step by step through the process of organising your own exhibition. You will find out how to choose the best venue for your budget, artwork and audience, how to plan your marketing and use social media, tips on the best ways to hang and label work, advice about lighting, invitation design, organising talks, workshops and events, timetabling, insurance, and suggestions for funding and sponsorship.

The training day will help you to achieve high levels of professional presentation so your work looks its very best, so you can maximise your opportunities to sell, connect with other art professionals, expand your network and raise your profile.

Cost

 

Cost £100.00 per person, £50 deposit payable in advance.

10 places available

To book email admin@theartpractitioner.com

Tea and coffee provided. Free parking and wheelchair access, toilet 100 metres away

Tutors

Manick Govinda is an independent arts consultant, freelance arts writer, commentator, mentor, artists’ producer and project manager. Prior to stepping into the world of freelance he was Programme Director for SPACE (2018), Head of Artists Advisory Services and Artists Producer for Artsadmin (1998 – 2017) and Projects Officer for Arts & Book Publishing at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (1993-1996).

He was formerly a trustee/non-executive director for a-n The Artists Information Company and The Showroom Gallery (London).

His specialism is curation, commissioning art for public and commercial spaces, live art programming, artists’ film/video production management, project evaluation and artistic assessment, conflict resolution, social media PR, cultural strategies, stakeholder consultations, undertaking research and feasibility studies for community engagement and audience development initiatives, diversity issues and governance, license rights for audio, film & video.

 

Stephanie Douet is a practising artist, curator and mentor who has also curated over 70 exhibitions for more than 150 regional and national artists in the Norfolk area.

She was the co-director with artist Dominique Rey of the self-financed Queen of Hungary Gallery between 2001- 4, and together they ran the Queen of Hungary Project Space in North Norfolk between 2007 – 10 with a programme of exhibitions, residencies and talks. She organised group exhibitions at Taverham Hall School, Bayfield Hall and most recently with artist Jacques Nimki at St.Mary’s Works, exhibiting work by 23 national artists. She was a founding committee member of Outpost Gallery, Norwich, and has a studio at Outpost Studios in Anglia Square. Most recently she has been elected artist practitioner representative of Norfolk Arts Forum.

In 2018 Douet and Nimki launched the alternative art school The Art Practitioner (commencing July 2019) and currently runs a free monthly Crit Club visiting exhibitions and a series of mentoring programmes

 

 

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