Thursday, 3 May 2018

Invitation: Burwood Meeting 19 May - learn about the art of curating

Meeting Program: Saturday 19 May Burwood RSL: 96 Shaftsbury Ave

Doors open 9.30am for a 10am start with the following program:
  • 10am Demonstration by Meredith Budd on speciality rulers
  • 11am: general meeting and Show and Tell
  • 12pm lunch break
  • 1pm: Guest Speaker: Brenda Gael Smith  The Art of Curating
  • 2pm Lucky door prizes and end of day catch-ups
  • Shop: Sew Many Stitches
Visitors welcome. Bring a friend! No bookings required.

The Art of Curating: Guest speaker Brenda Gael Smith

If you have ever entered into or attended a juried exhibition, you have probably asked yourself questions such as: what the curator looking for? how did this exhibition come together? how did they hang that work? What happens behind the scenes? How can I improve my chances of selection?

The art of curating brings three distinct imperatives: to select; to organise; and to look after items in an exhibition. Drawing upon more than 12 years’ experience in exhibition administration, including several popular international touring exhibits, independent curator Brenda Gael Smith reflects on the highlights and challenges of these imperatives providing insights and takeaway tips for both artists and exhibition organisers.

In the meantime, enjoy this video about The Quilts of Ken Burns currently on exhibition at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Nebraska which also highlights the important role of curators in selecting, presenting and looking after quilts.

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