EVENING SEMINAR : INITIATING ART PROJECTS
Founder and Director, Seen Fifteen / Co-Founder and Creative Director Peckham 24 Festival
Artist / Director Maverick Projects / Co-founder and Creative Director Peckham 24 Festival
Artist / Curator at Peckham24
Director of Photography Financial Times / Curator at Peckham24
Panel discussion w/moderator Maria Lyngstad Willassen
A variation of satellite-projects and initiatives outside the “mainstream” institutions have arisen across the world as dynamic and mobile outlets. These platforms enable independent curators and artists to display work without the need of operating within the constraints of the traditional physical, geographical and financial institutional frameworks. Close collaborations and knowledge exchange between artists, curators, designers and publishers results in exciting alternatives to the established gallery environment. Do these satellite projects change the way artists produce work and approach their practices, and are they pushing the traditional institutions to rethink their approach to dealing with artists and curators?
Throughout this conversation we will hear about different experiences of initiating and organising art projects from initiators, curators and artists’ point of view. Arts education and the ways in which satellite projects and unconventional opportunities might influence the ways in which photographic students produce work today will also be a focus. The lecturers have in common that they worked together on the Peckham 24 festival.
The talks will be held in English.
“In Preparation No.10” by Tom Lovelace
Emma Bowkett is Director of Photography at the Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine. Joining in 2009, she was integral to the small creative team who reworked the visual language of the magazine for the 2010 re-launch.
Bowkett has curated exhibitions for the Triennale der Photographie Hamburg, Peckham 24 in London and in 2018 co-curated PhotoEast festival. She is a visiting university lecturer, and regularly participates at international portfolio reviews, festivals, art fairs and awards, including Unseen, Foam Paul Huf, and the Carmignac Award. She has been a Master at both Foam and Fabrica Masterclasses and is part of Magnum Photos Professional Practice. She won the inaugural Firecracker Contributors Award, which recognises women who have had a substantial impact on the photography industry. Bowkett has a Masters degree in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths University London.
Tom Lovelace is an artist and curator based in London. He studied Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth before studying Art History at Goldsmiths College. His practice explores photography and its collaborative histories, working at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance. He is a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art and the Arts University Bournemouth.
Lovelace has recently had exhibitions and work displayed at Copeland Gallery, London (2018), Crispr, Bogota (2017), Flowers Gallery, New York (2017), Paris Photo, Grand Palais (2016), film screening, Tate Modern (2016), Victoria and Albert Museum (2014), Les Rencontres d’Arles,(2013), Unseen Art Fair (2013).
Lovelace has previously been nominated for Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, the Foam Paul Huf Award, Prix Pictet Award and the Infinity Award. His work has been featured and reviewed in The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Wallpaper Magazine and British Journal of Photography amongst others.
Jo Dennis is a British artist working between her studios in London and Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include: A Kind of Solid Liquid, 2018 at Sid Motion Gallery London, a solo presentation for Discovery at Photo London 2018, Your feet in the air and your head on the ground, Peckham 24 2017.
In 2010 she co-founded the artist lead space Asylum in a derelict chapel in London. From 2016 to 2018 she set up and curated AMP Gallery an artist lead gallery. She is a Director of Maverick Projects which has several alternative arts venues that facilitate exhibitions and events in South East London. She is the co-founder and a creative director of Peckham 24, an annual photography festival.
Vivienne Gamble is Founder and Director of Seen Fifteen Gallery in Peckham, South London. The artistic programme at Seen Fifteen is dedicated to the work of contemporary photographers, with a specialist focus on photography’s “Expanded Field” and artists who push the boundaries of the medium. Artists working with Seen Fifteen include Maya Rochat, Laura El-Tantawy, Taisuke Koyama, Alexander Mourant, Megan Doherty, Martin Seeds and Ciaran Og Arnold. Originally from Ireland, Vivienne also supports the work of emerging Irish artists and has curated shows at Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.
Vivienne is Co-Founder of Peckham 24 - a festival of contemporary photography that takes place during Photo London week in May each year. The festival is a collaboration between Peckham-based artists and art spaces - the Fourth Edition of Peckham 24 will take place in May 2019.
Vivienne holds an MA in History and Theory of Photography from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and comes to photography from a previous career in advertising and marketing.
Maria Lyngstad Willassen is an advisor for art and culture dissemination in Nordland County Council, as well as freelance writer. She graduated from Bergen Academy of Arts and Design and the Skrivekunstakademiet in Hordaland. She has previously worked as an art assistant at Hordaland Art Center and was co-editor of the art book series Dublett and for the magazine Vagant.
Peckham 24 is a three day festival of contemporary photography taking place over the weekend of Photo London Week. The festival is a collaboration between artists, curators and contemporary galleries based in the heart of Peckham’s art scene. Through a programme of specially commissioned new exhibitions, late gallery openings and live events, Peckham 24 spotlights the work of innovative and experimental artists working with photography.
Peckham 24 Festival, 2018. Photos by Kate Peters.