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Visiting Artist’s Talk – George Vasey

Installing Cornelia Baltes, ‘Turner’, NGCA (Sunderland), curated by George Vasey.

George Vasey is a curator and writer currently based between Newcastle, Middlesborough and Hull. He has written for Art Monthly, Art Review, Frieze, Kaleidoscope and Mousse and was previously writer in residence at the Jerwood Space, London. He is a curator for Turner Prize 2017 at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull and curatorial fellow at Newcastle University. From 2014-16 he was curator at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland and previously worked at commercial, public and artist-led galleries.

Recent curated exhibitions include: ‘These Rotten Words’ at Chapter Art Centre (Cardiff, 2017), ‘Eric Bainbridge: Potholes, Drawings 1981-2016’ at Workplace (London, 2016), ‘Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do’ (co-curated with Ned McConnell) at KARST (Plymouth, 2015), ‘Jo Spence & Alexis Hunter’ at Richard Saltoun (London) and ‘A Small Hiccup’ at Grand Union (Birmingham, both 2013).

He has recently co-edited a publication on the work of Jeffrey Dennis with Andrew Hunt, published by Slimvolume (2017). From 2016 to 2017 he was lead mentor alongside Milly Thompson on Syllabus II, an alternative peer-led learning programme for 10 artists run by Wysing, Eastside Projects, S1 Artspace, New Contemporaries, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire.

The venue for this talk is Lecture Theatre F (G.74), Chemistry West Block, University of Leeds. Directions to the venue can be found online here.

The VAT series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 14:00 to 15:30 during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for all Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, email Nick Thurston.

Image: Installing Cornelia Baltes, ‘Turner’, NGCA (Sunderland), curated by George Vasey.

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