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Wednesday 26 August 2020


This workshop is for STEAMhouse members only

In this session, Ikon Gallery’s Curator, Melanie Pocock, and Head of Learning, Linzi Stauvers, share their insights on working with artists.

Using case studies from Ikon’s exhibitions, offsite and public programmes, and international experience, Melanie and Linzi will offer advice for artists seeking to develop their professional network and practice and address the following questions:

  • How can working with a gallery like Ikon contribute towards an artist’s creative and professional development?
  • How does working with artists shape Ikon’s ethos and processes?
  • What opportunities are there for artists to get involved in Ikon’s future programme?

The 1.5-hour session will include at least 40 minutes for discussion.

This event is hosted by Eastside Projects and is for STEAMhouse members only. Find out how to join HERE

Our Speakers

Melanie Pocock is Curator at Ikon Gallery. Together with Ikon’s Director Jonathan Watkins, she is responsible for the gallery’s artistic programme, including exhibitions, commissions and publications. Prior to joining Ikon in January, she was Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (2014 – 19), where she worked with artists at various stages of their careers, including Ang Song-Ming, Heman Chong, Eng Kai Er, Camille Henrot, Jason Lim, Jack Tan, Shooshie Sulaiman and Tomoko Yoneda. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and holds an MA (Distinction) in Curating Contemporary Art (Royal College of Art, 2012).

Dr Linzi Stauvers is Head of Learning at Ikon Gallery where she is responsible for multiple programmes including Slow Boat, Art at HMP Grendon and The Migrant Festival.  She is trustee of Pavilion, Leeds, where she previously worked (2011-16) on commissioning projects with Giles Bailey, Sarah Cole, Celine Condorelli, Ruth E. Lyons, Gustav Metzger, Melvin Moti, Harold Offeh and Lucy Skaer. Linzi has a PhD in History of Art (UCL, 2010) and has worked in education departments at MK Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and National Portrait Gallery. 

Why come to this event?

To make connections

To learn

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