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International Curators come to Wales for seven days of inspirational art

International Curators come to Wales for seven days of inspirational art

Following successful applications to the Wales Arts International Opening Gallery Doors to the World project, three curators will be travelling to Wales to take part in a seven day programme of gallery and studio visits across the country from Friday 23rd of November, ending with the announcement of the Artes Mundi 5 Prize.

Each curator and their itinerary has been chosen by a gallery, who has worked with smaller galleries and artists collectives to give the opportunity to experience what Wales’ arts scene has to offer first hand.

Chapter Art Gallery will be welcoming Professor Oliver Zybok, a freelance curator from Hamburg who will be visiting several artists including Sean Edwards and S Mark Gubb at their studios, meeting Goat Major Projects and Mermaid & Monster, visiting g39 and attending the Experimentica programme.

Mission Gallery has invited Leslie Ferrin from Ferrin Gallery, Pittsburgh following their trip to SOFA New York earlier this year. Leslie’s visit will include trips to the Swansea, Elysium and Firework Clay Studios as well as taking trips to Ruthin Craft Centre and Aberystwyth Arts Centre. She will be meeting with Claire Cunneen, Lowri Davies and Christine Jones amongst other ceramicists and curators.

Ffotogallery will be hosting Ieva Meilutė-Svinkūnienė from the Lithuanian Photographers Association. Ieva will be visiting Third Floor Gallery and other major galleries in Cardiff, meeting with Outcasting: Fourth Wall and attending studio visits and portfolio reviews with Helen Sear, David Barnes and Anna Kurpaska amongst others.

We hope these visits will help to nurture long lasting international relationships that will lead to future collaborations, projects and exhibitions for the benefit of the whole artistic community in Wales.

For further information on the visits please contact jojo.tyhurst@wai.org.uk


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