Following the success of last year’s Accelerator talks, we are pleased to three offer further opportunities to find out about what the West Midlands has to offer to art students and early career artists and to learn from artists practicing in the region and beyond.

Hardeep Pandhal, Pool Party Pilot Episode, 2018, 4K animation, 8 mins 15 seconds, digital still

 

Deborah Robinson, Head of Exhibitions at The New Art Gallery Walsall (lead partner, Engine) and Anneka French, Project Coordinator of New Art West Midlands, will outline the programme and opportunities offered by Engine, New Art Midlands’ professional development programme for artists and curators. We will also hear from artists and curators at different stages of their careers about the development of their practice across all three Accelerator talks.

 

Following our first session at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, on 8 March with Andrew Jackson, Leah Carless and They Are Here, a collaborative practice steered by Helen Walker & Harun Morrison, we are delighted to announce the speakers at the next two sessions to discuss their practice:

 

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Wednesday 25 April, 2-5pm

Faye Claridge
Keith Harrison
James Lomax

 

Staffordshire University
Friday 27 April, 2-5pm

Hardeep Pandhal
Sarah Taylor Silverwood
Grace A. Williams

 

Through case studies from these fantastic speakers, we will explore a range of topics such as initiating projects, finding funding, the importance of networking and sustaining your practice. We will also explore collaboration, residency and international working. There will be opportunities for questions and further discussion.

 

This event is targeted at art students and early career artists.

 

Please book your free place by emailing Anneka French at info@newartwestmidlands.co.uk by Wednesday 18 April.

 

Keith Harrison. Commissioned for Jerwood Open Forest, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England

 

 

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