Projects in 2005: overview

Past Project 2005

Artquest projects in 2005


Further 2

Moving image residency for artists at

Dispelling the Myth
September 2005

Dispelling the Myth was a one-day seminar run for Creative Skills in Cornwall, the professional development organisation for creative industries practitioners in Cornwall. It served as an introduction to the London art scene for practitioners living and working in Cornwall with talks by marketing professionals, artists and curators.

Speakers included Stephen Beddoe, Artquest Programme Manager, talking about issues of working inside and outside London; Sarah Thelwall, a freelance art market strategist & marketing consultant; Helen Carnac, artist / craftsperson and Forum lead artist in 2006 ; artist Barby Asante; Sarah Carrington, one half of the curatorial partnership B+B; artist Simeon Nelson, board member of Elastic residence.  After the seminar, the attendees and speakers visited the PILOT:2 launch party.

Arts Unwrapped
15, 16 and 20 September 2005

During September 2005, Artquest and Arts Unwrapped organised three 2-hour long seminars around the marketing and promotional issues facing artists and studio providers living and working in London.  Each seminar consisted of a brief introduction to marketing and promotion for artists by Sarah Thelwall, followed by artists’ talks highlighting issues around marketing, networking and collaboration, and a 30-minute question and answer session between the audience and speakers.

All seminars were held at the Arts Council England London offices at 2 Pear Tree Court, London EC1R 0DS, and were chaired by Artquest staff with an introduction by Hymie Dunn, Arts Unwrapped project co-ordinator.

Digital Shift 2
July 2005

Artquest, in partnership with b3 Media presented Digital Shift 2, a series of 8 one-day, new media workshops for visual artists who wished to develop their practice through exploring new technology. Tutors were Fleeta Siegel & Cheyenne Chew

Workshops covered: Introduction to Flash; Final Cut Pro, an Introduction; Advanced Flash, FCP, Web site Compression; Making a Showreel; Web site Creation; Making DVDs.

2nd Annual Artquest Jumble Sale

Jumble sale and networking event for artists.

Cameraless Film 2
6-7 May 2005

Artquest and presented Cameraless Film 2, an intensive 2-day workshop for visual artists, exploring film as an artistic medium.  The workshop allowed practitioners to gain hands-on experience of making a film without using a camera and was suitable for complete beginners, film artists and artists from any discipline.  This weekend intensive course explored and explained the physical nature of film and the artistic possibilities of painting, drawing and scratching directly onto celluloid.

14 April 2005

Daytrippers took place on at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. 15 artists from London and 15 from the Northwest met to attend a seminar and network throughout the day. The seminar panel was made up of artists Andrew Cross, Nick Crowe, Olivia Plender and Becky Shaw. Following the seminar, the artists attended the preview of Andrew Cross’ exhibition An English Journey at Castlefield.

Electric Greenhouse

New media residency and training programme for artists. Run in partnership with Mute and B3 Media

Curatorial Conversations
January-March 2005

A series of informal monthly talks for visual artists / curators, exploring contemporary curating as a practice and career.

  • The New Wave
    Adelaide Bannerman, Nav Haq, Helen Hewitt, Emily Pethick and Sara Raza and explored their own status as curators embarking upon their careers, independently and working for institutions, with chair Mark Wilsher.
  • Three’s a Crowd
    Deborah Smith led this discussion between three curatorial partnerships: b + b (Sarah Carrington and Sophie Hope), Eggebert and Gould (Anne Eggebert and Polly Gould), Artefact Projects (Brigid Howarth and Ben Coode Adams).
  • Curating Now
    JJ Charlesworth chaired a panel consisting of Paula Roush (msdm), Indra Khanna (Independent curator), Teresa Gleadowe (RCA Curating department) and Polly Staple (Frieze Art Fair Curator). This wide-ranging discussion considered what it was to ‘curate’ at this point in time and explored the different approaches the panellists have undertaken in their own practices.

Artist’s Film: Super 8 Workshop
11-12 February 2005

An intensive introduction to Super 8 filmaking, this workshop was suitable for complete beginners, video artists and artists from any other discipline.  Artists Film, in partnership with, was an insight into how to use film as an extension to an established practice. Day 1 included an introduction to the history of artists working with Super 8, its aesthetic qualities, and its flexibility of shooting. This is followed by a practical masterclass on shooting Super 8 including filmstocks, exposure, light meters, filters, cameras and editing. The afternoon focussed on filming using the camera, and development of ideas.

Day 2 started with finishing off the shooting and preparing to process. Hand processing film in the lab on site at was included, and the day finished with a screening of the films made in the workshop.

Visual Artists: Protecting and promoting your work on the web
1 February 2005

This Own It event covered the different ways to protect and publicise your visual work online, particularly in the light of initiatives such as Creative Commons and how you can use it to your creative advantage.  It was held at Rootstein Hopkins Space, London College of Fashion. Robert Lands specialist intellectual property lawyer at Finers Stephens Innocent, was the speaker at this event.

Photographic Professional Development 3: Developing Project Management Skills
13 and 27 January 2005

PPD3 was a revised version of the previous Artquest seminar: ‘PPD2: Developing Markets & Audiences for photography projects’.  These two half-day workshops were designed for artists working in photography. Facilitated by Helen James, the seminars aimed to improve Professional Development and project management skills and provide networking opportunities for fine art photographers in London.  The seminars offered a comprehensive two-part professional development seminar focussing on the development of photographic practice encompassing creating, presenting and selling work, and managing one’s career.