York Gets A Pop-Up Art Gallery
6:01am 27th October 2013
Students from York College have taken the roles of curators, artistic directors and marketing professionals to produce a pop-up exhibition of art, language and performance in York city centre, with Books For Amnesty to provide the main exhibition space.
York Museums Trust, working with York College, will be exhibiting work from selected artists that have been inspired by the ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman exhibition, currently on display at York St Mary’s contemporary art space, Castlegate.
York College co-ordinator for the pop-up gallery project, Griselda Goldsbrough says:
“This pop-up gallery project has given the students the chance to gain skills beyond the studio. It has been a unique experience for them to be involved in such a high profile exhibition in the city, working with professional artists and curators, sourcing venues and selecting a variety of mixed media artwork. Working as a team, they have real enthusiasm for the project, which is reflected in the final exhibition. For many students this project will kick-start a journey towards careers in galleries and curating exhibitions.”
The pop-up project, entitled ‘Pop-In’, will exhibit the work of two practicing artists and two arts graduates. These are: Poppy Whatmore, Yvonne Carmichael, Bonnie Powell and Charlotte Salt. Two artists who work as guides at York St. Marys were also selected to exhibit work - Chris House and Hannah Savage,.
Lucie Pulleyn and Jade Bull are both a part of the project’s marketing and curatorial team team. Lucie, 18, said:
“I have found this an amazing opportunity to be involved in the marketing of the pop up gallery. In particular it has been so interesting to meet various people from York Museums Trust and learn a little about their work.”
Jade, 18, said:
“Working on the pop-up gallery opened my eyes to the work of a curator and spurred me on to research and learn about many artists.”
Work will also be exhibited at Priestleys Vintage Clothing Shop, Norman Court, 1 Grape Lane, York, Y01 7HU, The Habit public house on Goodramgate and St.Mary’s contemporary art gallery, Castlegate. Follow the project using @YorkArtGallery, @PopinYork and Facebook.com/yorkartgallery.
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