CuratorSpace Salon #3: Beyond the Studio

12.07.2018 to 12.07.2018

We are delighted to host the third professional development event for artists and curators from CuratorSpace. These 'Salon' events give you the chance to hear from creative professionals about the work they do and how they can help you to develop your own practice. You’ll also have the chance meet other people working in the creative industries.

This time around the Salon will focus on ways that artists have expanded their practice beyond the studio, into academia and international residencies. Speakers include artist and practice-based researcher, Morticia, and LA-based artist, Mitra Saboury. Plus a member of The Art House Programme team will also be answering your questions about how to make a successful submission, and the best way to present your work for opportunities.

Tickets are free and places are limited so register for yours now!





The Speakers

Morticia: Morticia is an artist and researcher whose work is inspired by Victorian mourning culture, Hammer Horror and Elizabeth Gaskell. Her artwork often begins with a photographic image and includes, where possible, site specific materials. She is currently studying for a practice based PhD at Huddersfield University and working on a solo show to be held at Kapow Coffee as part of the Love Arts Festival in October 2018.

She will discuss her PhD research which focuses on uncovering the hidden history of women buried in St George’s Field. She will also be collecting responses to the question "What does the word Victorian mean to you?"

Mitra Saboury: Mitra Saboury is an artist based in Los Angeles. She attained her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh and went on to study Fine Art with an MFA from Goldsmiths University in 2013.

She uses her body as a sensual and sentient tool to explore the built environment. Working across video and performance she explores in particular those aspects of place that are usually neglected or overlooked.

Saboury has presented recent solo exhibitions at Out_Sight, Seoul (2018), Grand Union Gallery, Birmingham (2016), and Chin’s Push, Los Angeles (2016). She's also featured in group exhibitions The Fondle Tour (2018), An Eyeful of Wry, Hull (2017), FRESH_MEET, East Bristol Contemporary (2017), and Left Hand to Back of Head, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool (2016). She is one half of the photographic collaborative Meatwreck with Derek Paul Jack Boyle.

Saboury will be in residence at The Art House throughout July 2018, with an exhibition opening on the 25th July.

Successful submissions Q&A: A chance to ask The Art House your questions on how to write a successful submission. With an annual programme of artist residencies, exhibitions, and graduate residencies, The Art House receives a large number of applications for a variety of opportunities, and can offer wisdom on the best ways to represent yourself and your work in applications and proposals.


Getting here

We're just 2 minutes walk from Wakefield Westgate train station, only 15 minutes south of Leeds. There is also a short stay multi storey car park next to the train station.

More information on getting to The Art House can be found here