There will be an opportunity to meet the curators of the recent Butler Gallery collection exhibition for a unique insight into curating an exhibition of heritage and modern artworks.
The exhibit, ‘From Us, Through Them, To You’, was curated by Red Square – a group of 16-18 year olds – last month in the Butler Gallery. Curators from the exhibition will discuss their experience, in terms of the different phases of training they underwent.
This ranges from creative and critical, research and communication (including a trip to Tate Liverpool to meet other young people ); exhibition and events marketing at the Little Ghost Gallery, where the group thought up exciting ways to market, promote and generate interest in their exhibition; and finally the crucial implementation phase where the group negotiated different aspects of the exhibition with Butler Gallery staff.
The event takes place at Butler House on Patrick Street on August 25, beginning at 2pm. There will be short films of the installation of the exhibition and events that happened once it was up and running; the discussion will be accompanied by a slideshow of the training sessions and of the exhibition itself.
Taking place during Heritage Week, it will also serve to launch an exciting symposium happening in Sligo next year, where academics, artists and the public will debate the current uses and potential uses of collections of modern and contemporary art for education purposes.
The ‘Red Square Curates’ Project was funded by Leargas Youth in Action European funds. It was managed by Jean Tormey at the Butler Gallery, and funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Facilitators were Anna Galligan (Barnstorm Theatre ) and artists Etaoin Holahan (The Workhouse Test ) and Mick Minogue (Little Ghost ).
The event is free, however, booking is recommended. Contact the Butler Gallery on 056-7761106, or email [email protected] for more information.