Collective New Work Symposium Part 1

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​This symposium that will consider how organisations and curators support and work with artists to develop new work at pivotal points of their careers focusing on emergent practitioners. The event will be made up of a series of 'in-conversations' where artists will question curators or organisation directors.
This event will be a great opportunity to find out more about some key projects and organisations, it will also provide a valuable learning exchange to consider what support structures exists already in organisations and how useful they are for artists.
The event will be chaired by artist, writer and curator Fiona Jardine and will have contributions from: Rachel Adams(artist), Craig Coulthard(artist), Siobhan Carroll, Tessa Lynch(artist), Nuno Sacramento (SSW), Max Slaven (David Dale Gallery and Studios) and Sarah Tripp(artist)
This event has been organised by Collective, this is the second year that Collective have worked with Tramway to present in Tramway through the New Work season.
Rachel Adams was born in 1985 Newcastle upon Tyne and lives and works in Glasgow. Recent Exhibitions include: Posturing, part of the Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2012; Refurnished, Galerie De Expeditie, Amsterdam; 2012; Cut From Whole Cloth, domobaal, London, 2011; Marble Mouthed, The Duchy, Glasgow, 2011. Adams has an upcoming solo exhibition at Tramway, Glasgow in 2013.
Gareth Bell-Jones is a curator based in London UK. Since 2010 he has worked as Artists and Programmes Curator for Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, where he has curated residencies, exhibitions, retreats, music festivals and events. At Wysing he has worked with a wide range of artists and practitioners including Ed Atkins, Keren Cytter, Anthea Hamilton, Emma Hart, Elizabeth Price, Laure Provost, John Smith and Mark Titchner. He is an editor on the Ways of Working series, writes for Art Agenda and a range of other publications and is regular visiting tutor for the RCA curating department. Alongside his work for Wysing, he has recently worked on projects with, or spoken at, Flat Time House, ICA, Iniva, LUX, MK Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary, Resonance FM, Space, Tate St Ives and the Zabludowicz Collection amongst many others.
Craig Coulthard was born in Rinteln, West Germany in 1981 and lives and works in Edinburgh.His most recent work, Forest Pitch, is a celebration of art and sport that revives the original spirit of the modern Olympics, as part of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival. Selected exhibitions include Der Die Das, Atelier Hoherweg, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2008; Black Swine in the Sewers of Hampstead, as part of Did You Know For Instance?, Camden Arts Centre, London, 2008; Yes May Be No – Life Is Interesting…When You’re Furious, Radar Projects, Loughborough University, Loughborough, 2008; 7 Minutemen, Minuteman Copyshop, Edinburgh, 2009; The Other Side of the Fence, The Outbye Gallery, Pittenweem, Fife 2009; Boneless Box, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh 2009.
Siobhan Carroll has been the Programme Manager at Collective since 2012. Previous to that, Siobhan worked as Event Programmer at Nottingham Contemporary, Programme Co-ordinator for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (GI) 2010, Art Late Curator for Edinburgh Art Festival in 2008/09, One Mile Programme at Collective. Siobhan has also co-curated with Kitty Anderson, Overlap by Claire Barclay at Glasgow Print Studio for GI 2010 and The Glasgow Schools by Ruth Ewan at Scotland Street School Museum in association with The Common Guild for GI 2012.
Fiona Jardine (chair) was born in Galashiels in 1970 and lives and works in Glasgow. Jardine has exhibited in group shows at Transmission, Glasgow, Centre d’art Mira Phalaina / Maison Poulaire, Montreuil, France, Tramway Glasgow and The Changing Room, Stirling. In 2007 she had a solo show at Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow ICA, London and Collective. Fiona also curated Troglodytes for Paisley Museum in 2011.
Tessa Lynch lives and works in Glasgow. Recent exhibitions/projects include Performing Sculpture, Modern One, National Galleries, Edinburgh, 2012; Art Lending Library contributor Glasgow International, 2012; Burns Project, Kex Hostel, Iceland, 2012; Group Show Transmission, Glasgow, 2011; Joy Axe, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2011; Keep Floors and Passages Clear, One Thoresby St, Nottingham / White Columns, New York, 2010; You Are Here (off-site performance) and Alexandrite (off-site performance and exhibition) both at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh [Solo] 2010 and Manifesten, Trolley Gallery, London, 2010. Tessa is currently studying on the MFA programme at Glasgow School of Art.
Nuno Sacramento is the Director of SSW – Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Scotland and Shadow Curator. SSW provides residencies, training and exhibition opportunities for visual artists who wish to research ideas, experiment with new techniques or develop existing skills. Shadow Curator is a critical methodology that strives to strengthen the mission of the art institution and its appointed producer/curator’s practice. Selected projects by Nuno include: Art Cup, Galeria Quadrum e Campo de futebol do Grupo Desportivo Estoril-Praia, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade and Partizan Belgrade / Tennis Palace and Käpylä Sports Center, Helsinki (with Roderick Buchanan), Shadow Curator at Deveron Arts, Huntly. Speakers Corner, Galeria do Ministério das Finanças, Lisbon, Six Cities Design Festival, Aberdeen, Creating a Critical Context for Socially Engaged Art, Huntly, Shadow Curating, A Colectividade at F.B.A.U.L the Faculty of Fine Arts, ARTocracy: Curatorial Handbook published by Jovis (with Claudia Zeiske), Huntly / Berlin.
Max Slaven is Co-Director/ exhibitions Coordinator of David Dale Gallery & Studios. David Dale Gallery and Studios is a voluntary artist-led organisation with charitable status, based in the east end of Glasgow. Established in 2009, by four fine art graduates from The Glasgow School of Art, David Dale Gallery & Studios provides artist studio spaces within a supportive peer group community and hosts an innovative year round exhibitions and events programme that promotes pioneering contemporary visual art. The organisation has a commitment to providing opportunities and supporting the development of early career contemporary visual artists, curators and writers.
Sarah Tripp is an artist based in Glasgow, who co-edits the journal Gnommero with Eona McCallum and teaches on the MA Art and Writing course at Goldsmiths and the MFA at Glasgow School of Art. Her works include: Horse in a mirror, Rong-Wrong Magazine, You are of vital importance to the art community, What we have done and what we are about to do, CCA, Glasgow, I borrow, Decalcomania, The Exchange, On hearing my name, Dancehall Journal, Being a Character, Glasgow Project Room, The equivalent of snow is blossom, Transmission Gallery, and Aide-Mémoires, The Happy Hypocrite.