#Class Inequality and Curating: Talk & discussion
with Kerry Campbell
Wednesday 16 October, 5.30pm – 7pm
FREE, booking required
For her talk Kerry will share previous projects in Luton and Sheffield as well as discuss her intentions for Mansions of the Future’s legacy year. With an emphasis on the impact of social class, she’ll consider both statistical and more nuanced structural inequality and consider the capacity of curatorial practice to intervene – necessarily affording dignity and representation to diverse voices.
Kerry Campbell is a freelance curator and producer. Campbell’s curatorial practice is informed by her interests in regional curating, diversifying arts engagement and understanding the complex relationship between social class and barriers to arts engagement and representation. She is the founding director and curator of TMT Projects in Luton – an arts platform invested in supporting emerging to mid-career artists and delivering ambitious, locally informed exhibitions and projects.
With the earlier completion of an alternative free Arts MA with School of the Damned (2014 -’15), Campbell graduated with a Curating Contemporary Art Masters from the Royal College of Art in 2017. In 2018 she was awarded an Arts Council International Development fund to undertake international research on community led archives and the archival preservation of marginalised voices, with research published in print by Montez Press as a paper entitled ‘Class and Curating’.
Campbell has previously worked for five years with schools, families, young people and vulnerable groups within Education at the Victoria & Albert Museum and then as the Public Programmes Curator for Bloc Projects gallery in Sheffield. Campbell is currently the Residency Project Coordinator for Corridor8 as well as the Artistic Director at Mansions of the Future– a dynamic, three-year Art’s Council Ambitions for Excellence funded project in Lincoln, which privileges inherently social, site-specific, and collaborative ways of working.
This event is part of Represented: Platforms not compromise, a programme of events and activities highlighting an urgency for equality in representation and critiquing misrepresentation, under-representation and misinterpretation. In conversation with artists, writers, curators, performers, activists and communities, the programme aims to welcome, acknowledge and present a growing plurality of voices.