This webinar will take a closer look into the role of the curator; research interests, how to connect, collaborate and programme through your work and your practice. This webinar and clinics will be lead by curator, Kate Strain. 

Subsequent to this webinar a supplementary set of eight 20 minute 1-on-1 clinic sessions will then begin for up to 8 County Louth based Artists (1pm - 5pm) on the day. If you are a County Louth based artist and would like to sign up to for these post event clinics you can do so at the following link:!event/2021/10/20/online-clinics-demystifying-the-role-of-the-curator

Tutor biography
Kate Strain is a curator based between Graz and Dublin. Since 2016 she is artistic director of Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, where she curates a seasonal artistic programme of new commissions, exhibitions, projects, publications and events. Strain is co-founder of the Department of Ultimology (where Ultimology is the study of that which is dead or dying) at CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and Communications, Trinity College Dublin. Strain also makes up one half of the paired curatorial practice RGKSKSRG, and is curator of The Centre For Dying On Stage online archive and commissioning platform. Strain’s research centres on the overlap between performance and performativity in visual arts practice.


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