Open Eye Gallery curator Mariama Attah to guest select Spring 2021 Members Exhibition

Posted on 1 July 2020

We have invited Mariama Attah, curator at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, to be the guest selector for our spring 2021 Castlefield Gallery Associates Members Exhibition, alongside Castlefield Gallery curator Matthew Pendergast.

The selected associate member will receive a budget of £2,000 (for fees and production) as well as curatorial guidance and technical support to produce an exhibition as part of the gallery programme. The Members Exhibition is intended to be an opportunity for those involved to develop their practice and profile, by taking something to the next level or trying out something new. We also welcome proposals that think beyond standard exhibition formats; previously selected proposals have included: an edition of the publication Psychick Dancehall, a search for ‘free’ spaces in the ‘economic powerhouse of the north’ and an artists’ shaggy dog story.

Mariama Attah is a photography curator and editor with a particular interest in overlooked visual histories, and in using photography and visual culture to amplify under and misrepresented voices. Before joining the Open Eye Gallery team, Mariama was assistant editor of Foam Magazine. Prior to that, she was Curator of Photoworks, where she was responsible for developing and curating programs and events such as the Brighton Photo Biennial and was commissioning and managing editor of the yearly magazine Photoworks Annual.

Find out more about Castlefield Gallery Associates and Members Exhibitions including more information and how to apply HERE.

Exhibition dates 12 February-7 March 2021

Application deadline: 12 noon, Wednesday 26 August 2020

Image: Fanspeak, curated by Shy Bairns. Photo by Annie Feng.