Set up in 2009, Curatorial Services have since delivered ten exhibitions and three commissions. The service supports the development of showcase opportunities, new audiences and ways to raise the quality of production. We also provide advice to organisations and individuals in developing exhibitions and projects.
Click the following link to see each of the exhibition:
} Night of Light, Hestercombe Garden, Sept 2011
} Great Crane Exhibition, Muchelney Abbey, Sept 2011
} Conflict, Octagon Theatre, Nov 2010
} Cabinet of Wonders, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, June 2010 to November 2011 (Mixed Media)
} Artists At Work, Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton, Sept 2010 (Film, New Media)
} Kitty Hillier, Black Swan Arts, Frome, Sept 2010 (Painting, Mixed Media)
} Out of Context, Cotley Barn, nr Chard, Sept 2010 (Installation, new media)
} YAP at Octagon, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, Sept 2010 (Installation, working with Young People)
} Art Weeks 2010 Special Exhibition Programme, Sept 2010
} Vision, Ilminster Art Centre at The Meeting House, Jan 2010 (Painting)
} Emerging Artists Exhibition, Kings College, Sept 2009 (Painting & Photography)
} South Somerset Signpost Exhibition, Innovation Centre, Yeovil, Sept 2009 (Mixed Media)
What is Curatorial Services?
In the contemporary art world, curatorial often means an exhibition that involves a curator that can bring specific knowledge and expertise in presenting art works in a specific location and context. The aims often are about presenting works in their best way to communicate to the viewer. It involves selection of artists and works, interpreting the works, presenting the works, placing captions and statement, and profiling the artist and the exhibition. Many individual and organisations may not have specific person or team to provide support in this area, therefore, SAW hope to provide this service in order to support individual and organisations in Somerset, to increase the profile of artists in Somerset and to build audience in the visual art in the County.
Our service provides tailor-made service to support your needs during curatorial process, including conceptualisation, research, selection of work, liaise with artists, budgeting, produce marketing and publicity materials, and installation. We can also provide you administration support, marketing and publicity and budgeting and financial management from our staff team.
The service is suitable for a gallery or an organisation in need of curatorial support to produce exhibition or work to display in specific venue or for specific event, or an individual artist or a group who wish to work with a curator to produce a show, event and publication.
If you already have a project in mind or are looking for curatorial support, we offer one hour free consultation to assess your needs. Please contact SAW office by email email@example.com to discuss.
(Image: Kinetic Flower, Mark Anderson, Night of Light, Hestercombe Garden, Art Weeks 2011. Image by Seb King)