Portfolio Review Sessions

6 June 2015 / 11am-5pm

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to once again be teaming up with Creative Industries Trafford to offer a day of portfolio sessions for contemporary visual artists.  

Artists will be allocated a one-to-one 45 minute session with a curator or gallery director who will be able to offer critical feedback or career development advice. The portfolio viewers/ artist advisors are:

Eleanor Clayton, Curator, The Hepworth Wakefield

Ruth Claxton, Artist and Associate Director of Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Kwong Lee, Director, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Booking: Please register your interest for the Portfolio Review by emailing info@creativeindustriestrafford.org. Include your name, address, a contact telephone number and a statement of 50 words or less outlining your artistic practice and the reason for wanting a portfolio review.

Cost: £7 / £5 concessions or CG Associate members 

Venue: Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB

In addition:

Contemporary Artist Micro Commissions & Mentoring Support

CIT and Castlefield Gallery further develop the support offered at the Portfolio Sessions with two opportunities to artists taking part.


An award of £400 to one artist to support the display of their work at Waterside Arts Centre’s gallery bar space. This award will be made to an emerging artist whose work is ready for exhibition.

Mentoring Support

An award to one artist of two mentoring sessions with an experienced arts professional. This will be to provide a level of ongoing developmental support and critical feedback to help further the artist’s career. These sessions will be one hour long and will take place within six months of the June 6th event.

Both of these awards will be made with ongoing development as their focus – the aim is to offer meaningful support and opportunities to emerging artists.

Selection for both awards will be made by the portfolio session viewers in partnership with Castlefield Gallery and CIT.