A Special Two-Day Seminar with artist Doug Fishbone
September 3-4, 2011, Bethnal Green, London
This two-day seminar offers an overview of issues in professional practice and development for visual artists. It is particularly aimed to advise artists and students making the transition from BA or MA courses to the "real" world of professional practicing artists.
A unique feature of the seminar is that each participant will have a one-on-one hour-long private tutorial in which they can focus on issues and questions particular to their situation.
The first session is an all-day lecture/discussion from 10 am - 5 pm, which will cover the following:
- Managing Materials ie CV / Portfolio
- Marketing and Self-Promotion
- Networking and Press
- Looking for work / Interning
- Useful resources
- Creative approaches to funding projects
- How to conduct a successful research campaign - using the Internet as a strategic tool
The second day is devoted to individual tutorials.
Students will have a private hour-long coaching session/tutorial to discuss whatever issues they would like.
Doug Fishbone was born in New York in 1969 and earned an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2003. Selected solo exhibitions include Tate Britain, London (2010-11), Rokeby, London (2010-11, and 2009), Gimpel Fils, London (2006) and 30,000 Bananas in Trafalgar Square (2004). Selected group exhibitions include Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, Tate Britain (2010), Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea (2008); Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery (2008), London; British Art Show 6, Newcastle, Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester (2006). He performs regularly at both international and UK venues, including appearances at London’s ICA and Southbank Centre. Fishbone lives and works in London.
Fishbone's most recent project Elmina, made in collaboration with Revele Films in Ghana, had its world premiere at Tate Britain in 2010. He is currently exhibiting his work at SMBA in Amsterdam, the project space of the Stedelijk Museum, and upcoming projects include exhibitions and screenings at FACT in Liverpool, Dublin Contemporary, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany and a solo exhibition at the new public space CIRCA Projects in Sunderland in October.
Fishbone lectures in professional practice at the University of Westminster, and is a visiting tutor at Middlesex University. He has been invited to guest lecture at more than two dozen universities around the UK, including the RCA, Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths College, and the Slade.
The course is limited to a maximum of ten students, to enable comfortable discussions and a generally comfortable vibe.
Course Fee: 100 pounds
Location: Gone Tomorrow Studio Complex, 22-27 The Oval, First Floor, London E2 2DT
Closest Tube: Bethnal Green, Central Line
For more information or to book a place, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org