The Curators Collective is an initiative introduced in 2016 facilitated by Simon Fennessy Corcoran in conjunction with Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) as part of the Shinnors Scholarship project. The Collective aims to provide young people in Limerick an opportunity to explore the previously intangible concept of curatorship in one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries. The goal set out by the collective is to examine the creative process in exhibition making, facilitate a learning process through discussions, workshops and undertake actions with focus on producing content for people aged 12-23 with particular focus on implementing the collection as a valuable tool in these actions.
In response to the development of the Collective the group will meet regularly, on Thursday evenings from 5:30 in LCGA to discuss the current exhibitions installation, attend programmed workshops/talks or idea development sessions or head to one of the local galleries to discuss their current exhibitions. The program is designed to respond to the groups needs and will take requests and suggestions from members in the ongoing program.
For more information and the signup forms please contact: Simon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing program: Monthly meetings: May 2016 - Feb 2017, This was changed therafter to a more regular and diverse program of events.
2017 March 9th: Current Exhibitions- walk around and intro to new members.
March 16th: Programming events and activities around exhibitions: Reflecting on the Batrók project happening in the gallery that night. March 30th: Curating the Collection Workshop. April 6th: Guided tour and conversation: Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone exhibition on location in Ormston House Cultural Resource Center by Co-director Niamh Brown. April 20th: Sensory Workshop. April 27th:Exhibitions launch evening. (No meeting)
May 11th: Curatorial Talk; Current Exhibitions
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