Centenary Curatorial Fellowships announced by the Contemporary Art Society as part of their Centenary Programme
Three Curatorial Fellowships: Towards establishing new strategies for curating and working with public collections of art.
The first hosted at the Contemporary Art Society focusing on developing our website as a national resource.
The second within The Herbert, Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.
The third at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery.
We are delighted to be able to announce the following appointments:
Hosted at the Contemporary Art Society.
Robert Dingle's Fellowship is for twelve months, starting in April, and will focus on establishing our web site as a national resource for our Museums Members and the growing National Network Membership. Over the last fourteen months since completing his Masters at Goldsmiths Robert has worked closely with the Arts Council Collection to curate an exhibition from the Collection. The Gathering opened in March this year at Longside Gallery at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. He is co-founder of the year long project, Hold and Freight and in parallel to the Fellowship he will continue to work alongside Catriona Warren as curator for murmurART, Hoxton Square.
Hosted at The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, Coventry.
Vivienne Gaskin will start her six month fellowship in April. She will work with the team at the Herbert to develop the collection strategy with a specific focus on collecting digital media. She will work on elements of the public programme for 2011 and, with the Contemporary Art Society and the staff at the Herbert, will purchase a new work for the collection. Vivienne is a curator and producer with over fifteen years experience within contemporary arts. Her expertise is derived from the performing arts and digital media genre whilst spanning the other complimentary fields of practice. Previously held posts include Director of Performing Arts and Digital Media at the ICA, London 2002 - 2006 and Head of the Artistic Programme and Education at CCA, Glasgow 2001 to 2002.
Hosted at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery.
Elisa Kay will work at Nottingham Castle for six months from September this year, she will contribute to the development of new programming and particularly on the re-installation of the permanent collection exhibition spaces. She will go on to development an exhibition for the public programme for 2011. Elisa Kay is currently Curator at Flat Time House, the former home and studio of the late British artist John Latham. During her time working at the house she has established a pioneering programme that has included Latham's contemporaries and collaborators as well as work by more recent generations of artists. Forthcoming projects include a solo show of work by John Latham at Lisson Gallery, London, and a new commission and exhibition by Laure Prouvost.
The Contemporary Art Society's Centenary Programme
"For 100 years, a society has acted as a catalytic agent in the contemporary visual arts ecology of this country, developing audiences, artists, curators, collectors and collections alike. It has played a unique, visionary and largely solitary role in the development of public collections of contemporary art, donating more than 8,000 works to institutions in Britain - and the Commonwealth - where they are enjoyed by audiences of millions. That organisation is the Contemporary Art Society and it is my pleasure and privilege as the current Director, to herald our Centenary Year." - Paul Hobson, Director
For more information on the Centenary Curatorial Fellowships please contact Lucy Byatt, Head of National Programmes