Sowing Seeds: April CG Associates session

24 April 2013 / 17:45

For CG Associate Members Only

Our April CG Associates meeting will focus on ‘Making Your Own Opportunities’ as an artist or curator.

We invite you to join Catharine Braithwaite of Lethal Communications who will be giving a presentation on how to get noticed by the press. Catharine will then be one of four table hosts at a World Cafe session, alongside: Jason Simpson, artist and founder member of Neo Artists, who will be sharing his experience of setting up studios, exhibition spaces and local networks; Paulette Terry Brien of The International 3, who will be sharing her expertise on art markets; and artist  Hilary Jack, who will be sharing her experience of creating opportunities to exhibit and developing a career as an artist.

Have your questions at the ready.

Light snacks will be served.

Please arrive at 5:45 for a 6pm start.

Catharine Braithwaite is a highly experienced marketing communications consultant with particular experience of working in the visual arts and museums sector.

Her clients since becoming a consultant cover the breadth of the museums sector in the North West (and a little further) including Imperial War Museum North, Tate Liverpool, FACT Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool, Manchester Art Gallery, The Lowry Salford, Cornerhouse Manchester, Harris Museum & Art Gallery Preston, Art Sheffield, Bury Art Gallery, Museum + Archive, Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, Project Base Cornwall, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance Art Gallery, Compton Verney, MOSI Manchester, Text Festival Bury, Asia Triennial Manchester 2008 and Liverpool Biennial.

Recently Catherine worked on the Manchester International Festival (MIF) 2013 as the acting Press & PR Director.  She is a Trustee of Cornerhouse Manchester, on the board of Great Northern Events and an advisor to International 3 in Manchester.  She is also an associate lecturer in Marketing on the MA in Museums and Galleries Studies at University of Leicester, a position she has held since 2002.

Paulette Terry Brien is co-director of The International 3. Based in Manchester, The International 3 presents a programme of new commissions, exhibitions and events in their project space and represents a core group of artists at art fairs globally. The International 3 also undertakes activity off-site including acting as curatorial coordinator for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions of The Manchester Contemporary and is currently leading Market Share, a tailored art-market mentoring and knowledge transfer project funded by Arts Council England. Alongside this Paulette has also worked part-time and in a freelance capacity for a range of organisations including North West Arts Board (now Arts Council of England), Creative Industries Development Service and a-n. Paulette is regularly invited to deliver presentations in both educational and professional development settings; she is a member of New Art Dealers Alliance and has recently begun a part-time MA by Research within Miriad at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Hilary Jack has exhibited across the UK and internationally and is currently working on a new commission for the annual programme at Compton Verney, Warwicksire.  She exhibited Empty Nest in Flights of Fancy The Tatton Park Biennial 2012 Recent solo shows include And Scent of Pine and The Wood Thrush Singing at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; ...Singing through the Fog at Carter Presents, London and group showsIf on a Winters Night A Traveller… at August Art, London and at Glasgow School of Art with Brian Griffiths, Roy Voss, Othmar Vassur and Ellen Wilkinson. From 2004-09 Hilary was Co-Director and Co-Curator of Apartment, an artist-led project and exhibition space in a one-bedroom council flat in a sixties tower block in central Manchester. Artists showed work alongside the everyday objects in the flat and made work in response to issues surrounding the location of the space.

Jason Simpson is a mixed-media artist and founder member and co-director of neo:artists, an artist studios and not-for-profit organisation founded to aid the development of creative practitioners in Bolton and the surrounding areas. neo:artists offer affordable studio spaces, printing and sculpture facilities, exhibition and curating opportunities as well as workshops, skill sharing and peer support.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a CG Associate member visit the Associates page.