Projects in 2009: overview

Past Project 2009

Artquest projects in 2009

First Timer’s Club

In association with the Futuremap 09, the showcase exhibition of the best emerging art and design talent from the University of the Arts London, Artquest ran First Timer’s Club, a programme of talks for recent graduates.

First Timers Club was a series of informal presentations by practitioners and industry professionals for new graduates, taking them through a number of ‘first time’ scenarios. From your first public commission, to your first exhibition, the First Timers Club helped avoid the perils and pitfalls of starting out.

  • First Show – 30 November 2009
    Gallerist’s and artist’s experiences working with each other for the first time. Artist Gordon Cheung and gallerist/curator and Artquest project coordinator and practicing artist Nick Kaplony give their insights and tips on how new graduates might best approach their first exhibition.
  • First Public Commission – 7 November 2009
    Curator / commissioner Adriana Marques from Haring Woods and artist Ella Gibbs from Pilot Publishing and Energy Café talk through some of the issues when working on their first public art commission.
  • First Moves: Building and sustaining a career in the Arts – 14 December 2009
    Artists Laura Eldret and Barby Asante talk about building a career and sustaining their practice.

India Art Summit – 19-22 August 2009

Artquest participated in the second India Art Summit in Delhi from 19-22 August 2009, showcasing work by University of the Arts London alumni and artists who have taken part in Artquest projects over the past few years.  Over 40,000 visitors attended the Art Summit and Artquest used the opportunity to build its international networks for Artelier and gather information about the Indian Art scene for the upcoming Artroute:India website.

Artquest showcased the work of our 2008 <<3 Months in Berlin>> residency artist Michelle Deignan, 2008 OZ resident artist Jaye Ho, work by Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design tutor Mah Rana and by Camberwell College of Arts alumnus Preeti Sood.

Artquest also made contacts with organisations for our Artroute website to equip artists with knowledge of the challenges and opportunities that exist for them in India. Artquest also identified a number of new partner organisations for Artelier, making it easier for visual artists to find exchange partners overseas.

4th Annual Artquest Jumble Sale – 19 July 2009

A free, annual networking event and a way for practitioners to offload some junk and make a bit of cash.

University of the Arts London Alumni Weekend – 4 July 2009

A University of the  Arts London weekend of events and reunions, organised by the Alumni association.  See the Alumni association section of the University’s website for full information and details of future events for alumni.

The Real World – ongoing project started May 2009

Looking at real-life examples from the careers of practitioners, The Real World is presented in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery.  See the main The Real World project page for further details and recordings of past sessions.

AIRtime 09 – Monday 18 May 2009

Networking seminar for visual artists seeking information on insurance, funding, legal and professional matters.  AIRtime events provided information and tips from artists, arts organisations and other experts on professional matters such as insurance, negotiation and funding your practice, alongside opportunities to meet and network with like-minded artists.

Contributors included Mike McCormack (Hencilla Canworth Insurance Brokers), Nicholas Sharp, (Swan Turton legal services) and a range of advisers, artists and experts including ACAVA, Acme, AIR, a-n, Arts Council England, Autograph APB, Cockpit Arts, DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society), Empty Shops Network, Florence Trust, Artsadmin and New Work Network, Matt Roberts Arts , Metropolitan Works and NAN.

This event was organised by a-n The Artists Information Company on behalf of AIR: Artists’ Interaction and Representation, in partnership with Artquest and DACS.

Visual Arts Blueprint consultation with Creative and Cultural Skills – April 2009

An invitation for visual artists and craftspeople to contribute to the future of professional development provision across the sector.  See the main Visual Arts Blueprintpage for further details.

Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair – 27-30 April 2009

In April 2009, Artquest participated in Art Beijing 09, building its global networks to develop overseas opportunities for practitioners and to gather information on international art scenes.  Artquest showcased international projects including work produced by OZ residency recipient Jaye Ho during her stay in Sydney and work by Beijing-based University of the Arts London Alumni JiaJia Wang and Song Lu. The event attracted over 48,000 visitors, artists and industry professionals.

Artquest made contacts with organisations for our Artroute website to equip artists with knowledge of the challenges and opportunities that exist for them in Beijing. Artquest also identified a number of new partner organisations for Artelier (Now Exchange, our international networking and studio exchange website) , making it easier for visual artists to find exchange partners overseas.

Ex Machina – 24 February 2009

A one-day conference exploring digital manufacturing in fine art, crafts and design practice on 24 February 2009.

Self Assembly – ongoing project started February 2009

Seminar series looking at the individual elements of an artists career and how they fit together.  See the main Self Assembly / Channel Q project page fto listen to the recordings of all past sessions.

 

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