Exhibitions and catalogues 1985-1993

Exhibitions and catalogues 1985-1993

Exhibitions for the Arts Development Strategy

As Senior Exhibitions Officer for Tyne and Wear Museums Service from 1985 - 1993, I ran the Arts Develpment Strategy. I developed an integrated policy and programme of exhibitions, events, educational and community programmes organising and curating many exhibitions and projects.  For further details click more information and scroll down below the images.

As Senior Exhibitions Officer for Tyne and Wear Museums Service from 1985 - 1993 I ran the Arts Develpment Strategy. I developed an integrated policy of exhibitions, events, educational and community programmes organising and curating many exhibitions including - Outerspace; a retrospective of the work of Barry FlanaganThe Experience of PaintingNew Work Newcastle (with Projects UK - now Locus+); Figuring Out the 80s. 

 

I also initiated and ran the Tyne International, at the time one of Britain's most important contemporary art events, taking place on a three yearly cycle in various locations throughout Tyneside. 


During this period I produced, edited and contributed essays to many catalogues, including The Experience of Painting with Michael Harrison and Mel Gooding and two major Tyne International catalogues (the second a co-production with Academy Editions , Time and Tide). I also co-produced an artist's book (with Graeme Murray of The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh) of the work of James Hugonin and was a selector and contributor to the catalogue  New North, produced by Lewis Biggs at Tate Liverpool.

 

Below is a selection of the many catalogues I produced whilst leading the Arts Development Strategy from 1985 - 1993. In this role I was ably assisted by Janet Ross

 

For more details about the work of the Arts Development Strategy and the Tyne International please click on the box below the images that says more information

During my period at the Laing, I presented the work of a range of contemporary artists from around the world. I tried to raise the profile of the individual artist within the City Council, helping to establish EPR and basic codes of practice nationally. I successfully secured funds from public sources, and began to generate a small income from the sale of artist's work. I worked collaboratively with organisers and curators from across Europe, helping to raise the profile of the Laing beyond its previous image as a parochial municipal art gallery. I worked closely with officers from Northern Arts in helping them to prepare the successful bid to become UK Region of Visual Arts in 1996.

 

The Tyne International was conceived as a triennale, with each Tyne International directed by a different curator with an international reputation. The first Tyne International was directed by Declan McGonagle. The curatorial advisor for the second Tyne International was Corrine Diserens, Curator of IVAM in Valencia, Spain. The Tyne International examined the way in which artists might interact with a variety of social spaces throughout the city and looked at how new international art can be made in a regional context with a strong tradition and history.

As Senior Exhibitions Officer for Tyne and Wear Museums Service from 1985 - 1993 I ran the Arts Develpment Strategy. I developed an integrated policy of exhibitions, events, educational and community programmes organising and curating many exhibitions including - Outerspace; a retrospective of the work of Barry FlanaganThe Experience of PaintingNew Work Newcastle (with Projects UK - now Locus+); Figuring Out the 80s. 

 

I also initiated and ran the Tyne International, at the time one of Britain's most important contemporary art events, taking place on a three yearly cycle in various locations throughout Tyneside. 


During this period I produced, edited and contributed essays to many catalogues, including The Experience of Painting with Michael Harrison and Mel Gooding and two major Tyne International catalogues (the second a co-production with Academy Editions , Time and Tide). I also co-produced an artist's book (with Graeme Murray of The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh) of the work of James Hugonin and was a selector and contributor to the catalogue  New North, produced by Lewis Biggs at Tate Liverpool.

 

Below is a selection of the many catalogues I produced whilst leading the Arts Development Strategy from 1985 - 1993. In this role I was ably assisted by Janet Ross

 

For more details about the work of the Arts Development Strategy and the Tyne International please click on the box below the images that says more information

During my period at the Laing, I presented the work of a range of contemporary artists from around the world. I tried to raise the profile of the individual artist within the City Council, helping to establish EPR and basic codes of practice nationally. I successfully secured funds from public sources, and began to generate a small income from the sale of artist's work. I worked collaboratively with organisers and curators from across Europe, helping to raise the profile of the Laing beyond its previous image as a parochial municipal art gallery. I worked closely with officers from Northern Arts in helping them to prepare the successful bid to become UK Region of Visual Arts in 1996.

 

The Tyne International was conceived as a triennale, with each Tyne International directed by a different curator with an international reputation. The first Tyne International was directed by Declan McGonagle. The curatorial advisor for the second Tyne International was Corrine Diserens, Curator of IVAM in Valencia, Spain. The Tyne International examined the way in which artists might interact with a variety of social spaces throughout the city and looked at how new international art can be made in a regional context with a strong tradition and history.