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Art Curating & Exhibition Management - Short Course




Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Learning the art of ‘curating’ and exhibition management is a central skill for artists, gallerists, museums / fair directors, and educators. Explore the intricacies of curatorial practices and gain insights into effective exhibition management strategies. Dive into the world of art curation and unleash your creative potential. This short course will shed light and demystify ‘curation techniques’ with a systematic approach to creating and managing art exhibitions and installations.


Join us for an immersive and practical short course designed to equip you with the essential skills and strategies for curating effectively and coordinating art exhibitions. An essential element of the course will show you how to adapt to the needs and desires of visitors. Understanding the curation process and acquiring new techniques will enable you to become more agile and skilled in successfully exhibiting art. The course will empower you with the knowledge and tactics used by leading curators and experts in the art sales industry. Throughout the course, we will use case studies to share the entire exhibition process, from how to turn good ideas into real exhibitions, to proposals, pitches and beyond.


Please note: This course has Four Sessions (Online webinars)

Dates: 18th June, 25th June, 2nd July, 9th July


We are fortunate enough to have 3 of the leading experts join us as speakers:


Maeve Doyle

Maeve Doyle is an internationally renowned art critic, broadcaster, and Global Artistic Director of the Maddox Gallery group.

Studying at the Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, Canada, Doyle previously founded London gallery, Doyle Devere, and was a Director at Mayfair’s infamous Bankrobber gallery, an institution best known for its sale of the Banksy mural ‘Slave Labour’ and ‘Girl with Balloon’.


Currently working at Maddox Gallery, a globally celebrated contemporary art gallery based in Mayfair, Doyle provides the team with unique insights and a wealth of industry knowledge, helping the gallery situate itself in the ever-changing landscape of the art world. She is both a BBC Arts correspondent, as well as the host of her own podcast, ‘A Private View with Maeve Doyle’ on Soho radio’s culture channel. She has also participated in other art broadcasts such as co-hosting ‘Goldie: The Art That Made Me’ on Sky Arts.


An esteemed thought-leader within the industry, Doyle has led panel discussions at many art fairs, including Wimbledon Art Fair, London Art Fair, The Other Art Fair & Art on a Postcard. She also has curated and led tours for Browns Hotel, Ham yard Hotel, The Lanesborough, Four Seasons and Soho House.


Emily- Jean Alexander


Emily-Jean Alexander is an experienced & certified Project Management Professional (PMP) working in the Canadian and International arts & cultural sectors both professionally and through volunteer service for over 10 years. With extensive experience in producing art events, Emily-Jean helped with the direction, management, and production of 3 editions of The Other Art Fair Chicago, 5 editions of The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, 8 editions of Art Toronto and 6 editions of Artist Project. Through contract positions in the cultural sector she has worked with municipal cultural services as well as also with local non-profit art organizations managing strategic projects.


Stephanie Dieckvoss


Stephanie Dieckvoss has over 15 years experience of working in commercial art galleries and art fairs, and a wealth of experience in cultural management in the public and private sector. She managed the Anish Kapoor Exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery and raised over £2 million for the expansion of the Serpentine Gallery by organising their charity auction in partnership with Sotheby's. She was Fair Manager for Frieze Art Fair from its launch until 2006, Co-Director of Art HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair from 2007-2009 and Fair Director of Art 13-Art15 from 2012 – 2014. She now consults independently and writes for the German Financial Newspaper The Handelsblatt as well as the Neue Züricher Zeitung as their London art market correspondent. Stephanie also directed the MA Art Market & Appraisal at Kingston School of Art, London, UK, until 2021.


Any prior knowledge/experience needed to benefit from this session?

No previous experience is required but some note taking is needed. This course will be of interest followers of art and any creative practice that are keen to expand their perspectives of face-to-face art sales, to develop lasting relationships with collectors and buyers.


You Should Take This Course If You Want To:

- Develop a deep understanding of curation principles

- Enhance your knowledge in exhibition management

- Expand your skills in showcasing art and artifacts

- Network with industry professionals and fellow enthusiasts


What Will You Gain From The Course:

ü Comprehensive knowledge of curation techniques

ü Practical insights into exhibition planning and execution

ü Knowledge in designing captivating exhibitions

ü Networking opportunities in the art curation field


Key Features Included:

- Practical and insightful sessions led by industry experts

- Each session will last for 1 hour allowing for in-depth learning and engagement

- Participants will receive a comprehensive PDF Guide for to reinforce learning and provide actionable insights for practical application

- Lesson Recordings so you never need to miss a class

- Ask questions to your tutor in real time



Easy to understand lessons:

- Our tutors will explain in easy to understand English and if they use any special terminology, they ensure they explain what it means.

- We even include live demonstrations of particular techniques so that you can see exactly how things should be done.

- Learning resources for you to access outside of live lessons. This allows you to practice, review and develop your skills.


A Certificate of Completion:

As long as you attend a minimum of 80% if your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance. You’ve put the hard work in, so we want to make sure you have something to show for it. Certificates are a great way to build your CV.


Please note: This course has Four Sessions (Online webinars)

Dates: 18th June, 25th June, 2nd July, 9th July


Register now to secure your spot in the VAA's Curation & Exhibition Management online course


Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

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