The Exhibition Process – Online
SUITABLE FOR AGES 16 & OVER
Learn from the local moray based established artis, Mary Bourne about the exhibition process. Everything from what is needed to approach a gallery to, to preparing your artwork and documents to allow a seamless exhibition process. Learn how the curation of work can change as the site of an exhibition changes and how the creative output from a community based project is formed and how a project goes from an idea, to engagement to output.
Mary Bourne is a Visual artist based in rural Scotland.Her work, predominantly in carved natural stone, reflects on man’s relationship with his environment and on themes of subjectivity, the passage of time and change. Mary alongside artist Lynne Strachan formed the project Cabrach reconnections. This project’s aim was to find ways for people to reconnect with each other through arts activities and to get out and enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife in the area, reconnecting with nature in the Cabrach.. At the same time, this exhibition of artwork developed in response to what the artists have learned will promote The Cabrach further afield and encourage people to come and enjoy it.
Mary has also exhibited widely in Britain and abroad. She has received a number of prizes and awards including the Meyer Oppenheim Award (1997) and Ireland Alloys Award (1996), both from the Royal Scottish Academy. Internationally, she has been an invited participant at symposia in America and Japan. BLURB FROM ARTIST Cabrach Reconnections, a collaboration between Moray-based artists, Mary Bourne and Lynne Strachan, is an exploration of The Cabrach, a remote, depopulated area just on the Moray side of the border with Aberdeenshire.
Through their research, walking in the landscape and talking to local people, Mary and Lynne have sought to understand the historical, contemporary and future issues that have shaped and will shape the area, and express these through a series of exhibitions. These exhibitions have been held in venues as diverse as a derelict steading in The Cabrach and the grandeur of major city buildings. Mary will discuss the practicalities of this process from writing the initial proposal, through raising funds and securing venues to staging the exhibitions.