The Contemporary Art Society and the Whitechapel Gallery are delighted to offer three curatorial fellowships providing a unique opportunity to undertake substantial research into public collections in England.
As part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s on-going programme to open up public and private collections the Contemporary Art Society are collaborating with the Whitechapel Gallery on the development of four displays from September 2013, running over a 12 month period. These displays will draw works from collections held by the Contemporary Art Society’s membership of 59 publicly funded museum and galleries across England. They will be researched and conceived by three curatorial fellows, in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery and the Contemporary Art Society. Focusing on the North West, East Coast, Midlands and South the displays will use the founding principle of many of these institutions – philanthropic giving – as a springboard to explore specific themes and bring together historic, modern and contemporary works from public collections across England. The displays will be accompanied by a touring exhibtion, related talks and events and a publication of essays contributed to by the curatorial fellows.
We are currently inviting applications for the following three roles:
The Curatorial Fellow (East Coast). Hosted by Ferens Art Gallery, Hull The fellow will focus on the role of art schools as sites of making and production (recognising their particular relationships to past industries) Display at Whitechapel Gallery: 10 December 2013 – 9 March 2014 Tour Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art: March – June 2014
The Curatorial Fellow (Midlands). Hosted by Wolverhampton Art Gallery The fellow will focus on the positioning of particular works of art and the debates and discourses that have surrounded their perceived and actual value Display at Whitechapel Gallery, 20 March – 1 June 2014 Tour Rugby Art Gallery & Muesum: June – August 2014
The Curatorial Fellow (South). Hosted by Brighton Museum & Art Gallery The fellow will focus on the role of individuals in creating visions for particular collections Display at Whitechapel Gallery 12 June – 6 September 2014 Tour Towner (Eastbourne): September – December 2014 Bursary: £10,000
Timeframe: Fellows to research with collections – June to September 2013 In addition to the research period the fellows will be involved in the installation at Whitechapel Gallery and will contribute to the public programme at the Contemporary Art Society and Whitechapel Gallery during the display. An additional fee is available for their involvement in the tour.
Deadline: 5pm, 3 May 2013
Interviews: 14 and 15 May at Contemporary Art Society
For further information and to download the job description click here
These fellowships follow our successful Pilot scheme in the North West and are generously supported by Arts Council England.
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