Curating in Saudi

Developing the curators of tomorrow

Tue 11 July 2017, 7pm
The Mosaic Rooms

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Saudi women

Curating in Saudi

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Tue 11 July 2017, 7pm
Free event, no booking required

The Mosaic Rooms

226 Cromwell Road
London, SW5 0SW
mosaicrooms.org
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Fiona Fox and Matilda Pye discuss their experiences over the last year working with six aspiring Saudi women curators, developing their skills and experience within the cultural sector.

The curators came from national museums, commercial galleries and not-for-profit organisations in Riyadh, Jeddah and the Eastern Province. Fiona Fox and Matilda Pye led the British Council’s Contemporary Collective programme, which aims to develop the next generation of curators and cultural pioneers in Saudi Arabia.

The British Council’s Contemporary Collective programme was developed to support a group of ambitious Saudi women, giving them the skills and international exposure to fulfil their potential as the next generation of curators and cultural pioneers at home. The programme consisted of eight intensive modules in seven cities across the Kingdom, the UK and the United Arab Emirates. It drew on a wide range of experience in the region and beyond. Contemporary Collective are currently working on an exhibition of contemporary British artists, (drawn from the British Council’s Collection) which will be placed in dialogue with works by artists currently working in Saudi Arabia.

Presented in partnership with the Mosaic Rooms.

Participants on the Contemporary Collective programme. Image courtesy Matilda Pye