Portfolio Surgery for Contemporary Visual Artists

26 November 2011 / 11:00 - 17:00

Castlefield Gallery and Creative Industries Trafford team up to offer a day of portfolio sessions for contemporary visual artists with leading art professionals.

Artists will receive intensive one-to-one 45 minute sessions to discuss their arts practice.  With expertise in areas such as curation, the art market and publishing, the portfolio viewers will be able to provide critical feedback and advice on professional practice, marketing, fundraising and finding the right platforms for artwork.

With the portfolio viewers’ guidance, all participants will create a simple action plan which we may use to monitor your progress.

Portfolio viewers will be Sarah Brown, Exhibitions Curator, Leeds Art Gallery; Kwong Lee, Director, Castlefield Gallery and Clarissa Corfe, Curator, Castlefield Gallery.

Booking: Please register your interest for the Portfolio Surgery 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. Statements will be used to select successful applicants and to best match applicants to a portfolio viewer. 
Successful applicants will be issued with a 45 minute session. There will be a fee of £5 for successful applicants.

Portfolios can be presented either in digital format on a laptop or in 2D format – maximum A1 size

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