Curator, The Front Room Project at the Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall
'mix it up' in the front room
For the last 4 years Louise and Marilyn have worked together as a joint curating team, whilst continuing within their own separate practice. Their different approaches, with backgrounds in design and fine art respectively, have merged and seen them move from artist-led projects into helping develop artist projects through commissioning work with grant funding. Their latest project involves researching the potential of artists working in installations, promoting them to a commercial platform, use of Axis will be crucial to the success of this project.
The Axis register is a valuable resource for us as curators, demonstrated by using the database to approach new artist for projects, such as the video and film show we produced in 2005. It will extend our network and aid our own professional development as curators, providing us with greater opportunities. Importantly it will formalise our roll within the visual arts, drawing together our past work and future interests, where we hope to contribute further to the critical debate surrounding new practices.