The Art School Gallery – Conference

Saturday 23 November – 10:00-17:00

Hanover Project, Hanover Building

Keynote Speakers;
Prof. Andrew Hunt (MMU)
Melanie Pocock (ICA Singapore) 

This symposium examines the function of art school galleries, and opportunities they offer artists and curators to develop critical and experimental projects at a time when such opportunities appear limited in the wider public sector.  

Prof. Andrew Hunt (MMU)

Andrew Hunt is a curator and writer. He is currently Professor of Fine Art and Curating at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2016-17 he founded and directed the contemporary art festival Reading International. From 2008 to 2014 he was Director of Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea. He has produced solo exhibitions with Mike Nelson, Elizabeth Price, Tris Vonna-Michell, Kai Althoff, and Marc Camille Chaimowicz. He has written for Artforum, Art Monthly, The Burlington Magazine, Domus, frieze, Mousse Magazine, Picpus and TATE ETC. 

Melanie Pocock (ICA Singapore)

Melanie Pocock is Assistant Curator at Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore where she has curated the critically acclaimed exhibitions ‘Dissolving Margins’ (2018), ‘Native revisions’ (2017), ‘Countershadows (tactics in evasion)’ (2014). She is also Editor-at-large for art magazine Kaleidoscope Asia.