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Art Curation & Exhibition Management - Free Introductory Session

Posted by Laura O'Hare, 5 days ago

Join us for an introductory taster session of the Art Curation & Exhibition mamnagemnt Short Course, hosted by Karen Van Hoey Smith and the Visual Artists Association. This session is a sneak peek into the full program.

These four sessions will offer you a systematic approach to curation and exhibition management. Whether you are an artist looking to curate your own work, or an art professional looking to step into art exhibition management, the course offers step-by-step instructions to help you become consistent and increase your knowledge of taking ideas to reality.




Session 1: Introduction to Curation

- Understanding the role of a curator

- Exploring different curation styles

- Fundamentals of exhibition planning


Session 2: Curatorial Practices

- Curating for specific audiences

- Incorporating themes and narratives – from idea to reality

- Selecting and arranging artworks


Session 3: Exhibition Management

- Logistics of exhibition setup

- Marketing and promotion strategies

- Engaging visitors and managing feedback


Session 4: Putting Theory into Practice

- Budgets and fundraising

- Contracts, negotiations and obligations

- Designing your own exhibition concept and curated collection

- Feedback and guidance from experts




Karen van Hoey Smith


Karen is an Artist Director and Fine Art Auctioneer with a Degree in Fine Art Evaluation, previously working as gallerist for over 15 years. In addition to this was she was also a partner of a leading UK art publishing house. With a successful history in face-to-face selling working as an Art Broker, having sold pieces for the likes of Banksy, Karen found that she was representing and helping Artists on a regular basis achieve more sales and reaching

their goals. She is now the lead Artists Mentor at the VAA, leading professional development of artists.


Louise Minnaar


Based in South Africa & UK; Louise followed her passion for art early on, attending Art School for 4 years and going on to achieve a degree in education. Louise brings over 10 years’ experience in the art industry, from art auctions all over the world to working with one of the largest publishers in the UK with Whitewall Galleries. Louise has helped clients from all walks of life get happily involved in collecting artwork, from not only the likes of Picasso and Miro, but also exciting up-and-comers at all stages in their art careers. Louise has attended Art Sales Academies with a number of leading galleries.


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