This workshop for PhD students and Early Career Researchers included a morning of presentations from commissioning organisations and scholars who have exhibited their research, and an interactive afternoon workshop which supported delegates to consider:
• What parts of your research are suitable for display? • How does academic research translate into public content? • How do you approach a gallery or other cultural organisation? • What makes an effective proposal?
The afternoon workshop was led by Dr Nicola Ashmore, whose recent AHRC-funded exhibition, ‘Guernica Remakings’, was inaugurated at the University of Brighton Gallery in 2017 and has since toured to the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, the National Poetry Library at London’s Southbank Centre and the Plaza, Rose-Hill, in Mauritius.
The morning presentations were delivered by Dr Nayia Yiakoumaki, Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies at the Whitechapel Gallery, Sue Breakell of the Design Archives, University of Brighton, and Ben Roberts, Artistic Director, Brighton Centre for Contemporary Arts. Chaired by Professor Jeremy Aynsley, Joseph Long, Dr Annebella Pollen and Dr Louise Purbrick from the University of Brighton presented on their diverse experiences of developing exhibitions with the De La Warr Pavilion, Whitechapel Gallery and an international range of art venues.