London art courses coming to Dubai

Get your creative juices flowing with these curation courses straight outta Chelsea

If you’ve always wanted to flesh out your artistic skills but never been able to find the time or inspiration, there’s a series of short courses visiting Dubai in May to whet your appetite.

London’s Chelsea College of Arts will be bringing three courses delivering the essential tools for exhibition curation, contemporary art practice and an introduction to the art market for budding artists and art curators out there.

Dr. Kirsten Cooke is a tutor at Chelsea College of Arts and will be leading the two-to-three day professional art and art theory courses, having extensive experience in developing live exhibitions, fine art curation, and has a PhD in curatorial stagecraft.

“I consider myself an artist and a curator because in a couple of my co-authored projects [‘Material Conjectures’ and ‘House of Hysteria’] I am directly involved in the construction of architecture,” Cooke said. “These architectures, or sculptures, often act as artworks in their own right but have also doubled as screens for films, platforms for performances and chambers for sound works.”

With the upcoming courses giving attendees a taste of art curation, Cooke is also keen to make participants aware of the merits of taking on a trial-and-error approach.

“Start by building your practice up slowly and steadily – do not be afraid to just put things out there in the public realm.”
Dhs 3,500-5,000. May 8-17. Dubai Design District, http://www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea/courses/short-courses/short-courses-in-the-middle-east (+44 20 7514 8028)

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