Studio Visits with Laurence Sillars (Chief Curator, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art)
Members and non-members were invited to meet and discuss their work with Laurence Sillars, Chief Curator at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. The studio visits are a unique opportunity for artists to discuss their work on a one to one basis with a curator, helping to gain perspective on your practice, the context and concepts underpinning it and develop new ideas and direction.
Laurence Sillars is Chief Curator at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art where he has curated exhibitions with artists including Omer Fast, Jim Shaw, Robert Breer, Salla Tykka and Monica Bonvicini (forthcoming). Sillars previously worked at Tate Liverpool, where he was curator of exhibitions and collections for five years. There he realised numerous exhibitions and projects with artists including Bruce Nauman, Glenn Brown, Michael Landy, Toba Khedoori and Teresa Margolles, as well as co-curating the first Turner Prize exhibition to be held outside of London in 2007. Sillars has previously worked at the Arts Council Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, and the Chisenhale Gallery in London.
Image: Jim Shaw, The Rinse Cycle, Installation view, at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art 2013
This event is part of Practice makes Practice, an artist development programme run by artists for artists, initiated by The NewBridge Project.
Practice makes Practice focuses on developing artistic talent and equipping artists with the necessary skills to manage their practice, bridging the gap between art school, studio practice, the gallery and beyond.
The programme is open to our Studio Members, and to the wider arts community through an associate Artist Membership. To become an Artist Member please click here.