Celebration Week 2017: Monday 20 February

Students presenting work-in-progress from Fine Art BA, Painting BA, Photography BA and Creative Music Technologies BA courses.

Critics: Fine Art and Photography

Dave Hoyland
Founder and Director, Seventeen Gallery

After meeting in a Hoxton bar David Hoyland and Nick Latchford opened Seventeen Gallery in 2005. This east London gallery has a roster of international artists including Jon Rafman, Hannah Perry and Uriel Orlow. They now have a second gallery in New York. Seventeen has built a reputation for showing artists before they blow up, a sought after skill in today’s art market. When asked how he finds new artists, Hoyland once replied, “I meet them in the pub. Finding artists is easy, finding people you like is harder.”

Maureen Paley
Founder, Maureen Paley Gallery

Maureen Paley was one of the first to present contemporary art in London’s East End and has been a pioneer of the current scene promoting and showing art from the USA and continental Europe as well as launching new talent from the UK. Gallery artists include Turner prize winners Wolfgang Tillmans, 2000, and Gillian Wearing, 1997, and Turner Prize nominees Liam Gillick, 2002, and Rebecca Warren, 2006. Maureen Paley, the gallery’s founder and director, was born in New York, studied at Sarah Lawrence College, and graduated from Brown University before coming to the UK in 1977 where she completed her Masters at The Royal College of Art from 1978-80.

Emily Butler
Curator, Whitechapel Gallery

Emily Butler is a curator, writer and translator, currently Mahera and Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery. Alongside curating the Artists’ Film International programme at the Gallery, she has worked on survey exhibitions such as Electronic Superhighway, 2016, on exhibitions drawn from the collections, on commissions by artists such as Rachel Whiteread, 2012 and Kader Attia, 2013-4, and major solo presentations by John Stezaker, Wilhelm Sasnal, 2011 and Hannah Höch, 2014. Previously, she worked in the Visual Arts Department at the British Council on international touring exhibitions including Tracey Emin at the British Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2007; Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane’s Folk Archive, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2009 and Flicker, Damascus, 2009. She also edits and contributes to exhibition catalogues and art publications. Independent projects include Reel Portraits screening at the ICA, London, 2013 and Language Slips, Open Source visual arts festival, London, 2015.

Critics: Music

Mathias Herbst
Master luthier and product designer at Herbst Guitar Technologies

Mathias Herbst is Master luthier and product designer at Herbst Guitar Technologies. He studied Musical Instrument Technology at London Guildhall and London Metropolitan Universities, where he was awarded with BSc (Hons) and Master degrees, specialising in guitar building and electronics for musical applications. He worked in Denmark Street, London for several years, building and repairing guitars for BJ & Byrne and Wunjo Guitars. Mathias is also a lecturer at London Metropolitan University teaching guitar making.

Douglas Fayers
Edit Assistant/Sound Recordist - Free-lance

Following graduation Douglas Fayers worked freelance as a sound technician, in both music and Film/TV, for six years. He worked as a sound recordist predominantly. He then worked four full time as an edit assistant, covering the video process from ingest to broadcast delivery and assisting colour suites, audio suites and VFX. Douglas has been at a senior level for two years and have now left full time work to freelance.

In the Casting Room with Fred

News details

Date Monday 20 February
Fine Art and Photography, 10am-5pm
CCG-02, Old Castle Street
Music, 2-5pm
GSB-01, Goulston Street

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