Free Portfolio Review Sessions for artists living, working and / or studying in Bolton and elsewhere

29 March 2014 / 11am-5pm


Castlefield Gallery is pleased to again be teaming up with Creative Industries Trafford and Business Bolton to offer a day of portfolio sessions with leading art professionals specifically for contemporary visual artists either living, working and / or studying in Bolton. anywhere.

Artists will be allocated an intensive one-to-one 45 minute session where portfolio viewers will be able to offer critical feedback or career development advice.

The 3  advisors are:

Paulette Terry Brien, Co-Director at The International 3

Kwong Lee, Director of Castlefield Gallery

Helmut Lemke, artist

Previous portfolio viewers have included: Bryony Bond, Curator of Temporary Exhibitions at Whitworth Art Gallery; Ceri Hand, Founder and Director of Ceri Hand Gallery; Paulette Terry Brien, Co-Director at The International 3; Sarah Brown, Curator at Leeds Art Gallery; Rosie Cooper, Curator at Liverpool Beinnial; Clarissa Corfe, former Castlefield Gallery Deputy Director/Curator, currently Exhibitions Officer at Harris Museum and Art Gallery; Lorenzo Fusi, Artistic Director at Open Eye; Clare Gannaway, Curator at Manchester Art Gallery; Deborah Kermode, Deputy Director at Ikon Gallery; Kwong Lee, Director at Castlefield Gallery; Richard Parry, Curator at Grundy Art Gallery; Sara-Jayne Parsons, Exhibitions Curator at Bluecoat; Jane Rolo, Director at Book Works; and artist Elaine Speight.

Booking: Please register your interest for the Portfolio Surgery by emailing

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. Statements will be used to best match successful applicants to a portfolio viewer.

*Please also include whether you live, work and / or study in Bolton.

Date: Saturday 29 March 2014, 11:00am until 5:00pm 
Venue: neo:gallery22, The Market Place, Bolton, BL1 2AL

Please note: whilst this event is free, should artists not attend once given a place then a charge of £5 will be made in order to cover organisational time.