Wednesday 7 March, 6.00 - 8.30pm, Drawing Studio, Free
For the fourth edition of the Youth Collective Events series, we invite Holly Willats, Director of Art Licks, to share her practice as an independent curator.
Holly will present recent Art Licks projects that demonstrate how self-organising offers the opportunity to make new work in stimulating and independent ways, and how this can lead to valuable moments of exchange, friendship and peer support. With this as a starting point, we will work towards making a blueprint of an imaginary project space throughout the evening. Find out what’s involved in defining the ethos of the project and making decisions on practical priorities such as programming, scale, funding, and space.
Our Youth Collective Events series offers people aged between 15 – 25 years the opportunity to engage and learn about matters surrounding contemporary art and artistic production through a series of workshops, talks, interventions and screenings.
Holly Willats is an independent curator and director of the arts organisation,Art Licks. Having founded Art Licks in 2010, she has since edited 22 issues of its magazine, directed five editions of its London festival, the Art Licks Weekend, and produced and curated various artist events, including those at the V&A, ICA, and South London Gallery. Last year, while running Art Licks she also carried out a curatorial residency at FLORA ars+natura in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2017, she curated the residency and exhibition On the heights at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Art Licks | Art Licks Weekend