Exchanging Ideas

At the heart of Future Now is the understanding that bringing together artists and those working within the art world at all stages of their careers creates the kind of opportunity for the exchange of ideas and approaches which is vital for the health and the diversity of the discipline. With this in mind, one of the most attractive aspects of this annual event for both emerging and established artists is the opportunity to take part in a Portfolio Review Session with an industry expert in your field, who can share knowledge of the current critical and curatorial scene.

Unbiased and constructive critical feedback and practical advice on opportunities for career development are highly valuable to those creating art, especially when many may often be working in isolation and on work of personal significance, and so find such objective and supportive feedback and information hard to come by. The team of experts who will be on hand to review artists’ work includes curators and academics as well as established practising artists themselves.

Portfolio Review Sessions will take place on both days of the Future Now Symposium 2017, at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:15 at York St John University. They are open to artists working in all genres, from drawing and painting to photography and digital art, sculpture, design and three-dimensional art, video, installation and performance. Slots must be booked via the website to discuss portfolios with one of our industry experts.

The experts taking part will include Paul Chapman, Deputy Director, Digital Design Studio at Glasgow School of Art; Sam Hunt, Executive Producer for Hull City of Culture 2017; Jonathan Watkins, Director of IKON Gallery; Whitney Hintz, curator of the Hiscox collection; Thomas Dukes, Curator at Open Eye Gallery; Darren Pih, Exhibitions and Displays Curator at Tate Liverpool; Dr Vanessa Corby, Senior Lecturer in Art at York St John University; Graham Tansley, Course Leader at Leeds College of Art; conceptual and data artist Rachel Ara and Dr Steven Gartside, Curator of the Holden Gallery; with more to be confirmed.

Future Now runs 25-26 May at York St John University. Register for a Portfolio Review Session via the website: www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/symposium-2017

1. Ouchhh Studio, AVA_Particle Physics_360 Outer Geodesic Dome Installation, 2015.