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P E R F O R M A T I V E  C U R A T I O N

Assistant curator of The Asylum Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, my approach is on how the individual piece reflects the whole. 
Curating both contemporary art spaces, historical buildings and devising and staging for public spaces, an understanding of ~interpretation ~ exhibition display ~ discursivity is my key.

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With a priority to engage local communities in regeneration through exploration of current and local interests and grievances politically within the framework of the social model of disability. It is the worlds social structure that makes us disabled.
 
Free access to space that provides catharsis through acknowledgment.
The aim of the performative approach to curating — that reflects on the working methodology of relational aesthetics — is to actively structure and mediate the relationship between art and its audience, as well as to reconfigure the relation between the curator and the artist.

Competencies and Exhibitions

Education:

 Currently studying:

2017-2019 : Royal College of Art

MA Contemporary art practice: Performance

                     

2010 – 2013: Aberystwyth University.

BA Drama & Theatre joint with Performance studies (2:1 Hons).

Modules and skills: Theatre in society/Performance in context/ Analysing performance /Applied theatre /Devising Theatre/Key Theatre practises/Advanced production project as Assistant Director/ Dissertation / Devised Solo Performance.

ABRSM 

Grade 7 classical singing

Grade 5 music theory

August 17, 2017

PARTITION; Art Exhibition and Spoken Word@asylum Art Gallery

For this exhibition exploring the 70th anniversary of the partition of india and pakistan , there will be a photography exhibition accompanied with a spoken word evening compered by Simon Fletcher.

A week long event dedicated to the remembrance of this historical event curated over 5 venues by Kom Achall and  co-curated by Hannah Taylor at Asylum Art Gallery.

August 12, 2017

PARTITON @Bantock House

Restored to its Edwardian glory, Bantock House is a hidden treasure set within 43 acres of parkland and surrounded by delightful formal gardens.
Visit Bantock House Museum and explore the history of Wolverhampton and its people in the period settings of the former Bantock family home.
For The exhibition and anniversary of the 70th year of the partition of pakistan and india, artwork exploring this history and culture will be integrated through the house as a mixed media installation.
All are welcome to attend the Art Exhibition ‘UNTOLD’

Curated by Emily Scarrott , Hannah Taylor and Kom Achall with support from Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

July 20, 2017

The Faction Intiates - Immersive Music Event

The Faction@Asylum
21/7/17 

1. You will only be accepted into The Faction wearing white.
2. You must be marked by The Faction emblem to be cleansed.
3. At the hour of 12, the doors will close for the rites of passage to commence.
4. The music belongs to The Faction.
5. When you are in The Faction, you are The Faction.
6. This party does not exist.
7. Dance.
Dark and heavy rhythms to cleanse, immersed in ultraviolet.

Featuring music from;
Pixel 
Blood
Ether 
Denny 
Tomfire 

To a canopy of visuals by 5DN

There are a very limited run of tickets for this, apply early to avoid refusal from 'The Faction'.

An Immersive music experience.
Dark sounds, Visual art and performance.
'The Faction' is a collective , an intimate group, a community that shares the same ideas , a rebellion against the mainstream media and music.

May 25, 2017

Sarbjit Kaur Presents 'The Sublime Feminine'

Focusing on the cultural implications of being a girl born into a Sikh family.

Sculpture and video.

Poetry by Sikh and non-Sikh women.

Asylum Art Gallery

April 21, 2017

Joy in the everyday'@Bantock House by Kanj Nicholas

As apart of the initiative to collaborate with local venues through WestSide Artist Quarter with support from the Wolverhampton Art Gallery,'Bringing local artists into local venues' , Emily Scarrott and Hannah Taylor have been curating the reception of Bantock house to integrate high quality contemporary artwork into this beautiful and historical building.

 This exhibition consisted of Sri Lanka inspired woven felt pieces 

April 20, 2017

Peter Goggins and Rekha Kodikara present 'Stranger'

Painting and Film.

STRANGER
An Exhibition by Peter Goggins and Rekha Kodikara

Asylum Art Gallery

April 06, 2017

Paul Reeves presents 'Rhythms'

The images in this exhibition explore and focus on the relationship between Light, Colour and Rhythm by producing a diverse range of digital photographic abstract images

Accompanied with poetic responses to the work from local spoken word artists.

Asylum Art gallery

March 04, 2017

Director of 'Presence' - womens silent march of solidarity in city centre

Presence' silent solidarity women's walk in response to the womens marches and in remembrance.

Walking in silence through the city and stopping at poignant locations. 

Designed and directed by HM with 10 participants.

In conjunction with International Womens day.

March 03, 2017

Chris Taylor - 'Self and Other'

Chris Taylor Self & Other

This collection of work was produced during a 10 year period from 1979 -1989. Although a number of these works have been exhibited previously they have never before been seen together. The first of this collection is Self Portrait in Chair which was completed in 1979. The image reflects psychedelic experiments

December 10, 2016

WestSideAQ presents Jain Mckays's 'Reflecting Bantock' @Bantock house

Inspired by the history and eclectic mix of objects, the people who lived
here and the times it was built in, Jain McKay has produced a set of
portraits that reflect many different aspects of Bantock House.
and Victorian painting

Curated and organised by WestSideAQ , Hannah Taylor and Emily Scarrott.

With thanks to Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

December 10, 2016

WestSideAQ presents Steve Arnotts ' Life is a stage'@Bantock house

Steve will be displaying his puppets/toys and sets self built and designed that were used to make his Stop motion animation films. 
The films will also be showcased.

Curated and organised by WestSideAQ , Hannah Taylor and Emily Scarrott.

With thanks to Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

October 06, 2016

And the Beat goes on / Wolverhampton Graduate exhibition

And the Beat Goes On

An exhibition of Wolverhampton University Graduates 

Eagleworks and Asylum Art Gallery. 

This exhibition is supported and promoted by Wolverhampton University Alumni.

August 08, 2016

Graham Stubbs 'Crossing Wolves'

A photographic evening accompanied by Spoken word artists responding to the artwork. 

July 01, 2016

Spoken Word Afternoon @Asylum

Spoken word in conjunction with The Junction Festival.

2pm-5pm , Free Entry and Refreshments

An Afternoon of spoken word performance from local poets and writers.

June 30, 2016

The Clarendon Art Exhibition @Junction Festival

An exhibition of local Artists and Artist Quarter display, 
Showcased at The Clarendon Hotel Pub.

Curated by Mental Spaces and Asylum Art Gallery in conjunction with The Junction Festival of Contemporary Arts.

June 10, 2016

Lee 'Spuda' Smith's 'Moving Paint' Graffiti showcase

Immersive Graffiti installation and artwork at Asylum Art Gallery

May 27, 2016

'When I grow up' Performance Installation for Wolverhampton University 'Artsfest'

A shopping window installation on gender stereotypes. 

6 hour performance installation and public workshop interaction in conjunction with Wolverhampton Universities 'ArtsFest'. Performed in The Mander Centre, Wolverhampton.

Curated , designed and performed by HM and Emily Scarrott.

April 29, 2016

Pop up Art Gallery 30th April - 21st May

Evening viewing with music and refreshments on the 7th May 6pm- 9pm

We are returning with a Pop-up Art Gallery Shop in collaboration with Angel Arts.

Showcasing and selling a diverse range of local and unique art pieces from painting to glass and ceramics. 

March 31, 2016

'I AM' Contemporary Arts Fair

A large group show at a contemporary arts fair exploring identity. 

Featuring over 60 artists including poets and musicians with a schedule of art and performance over 3 days including an art careers fair.

Curated and organised in collaboration with Emily Scarrott at the Newhampton Arts Centre Wolverhampton.

Funded by Creative Blackcountry

February 07, 2016

Spoken Words; Live performance,poetry & music evening

Spoken Word evening at the Asylum Art Gallery.
Live Performance and Music. 

Exploring a diversity of talent and topics from local artists.

March 11, 2015

ANGELARTS POPUP ART GALLERY in collaboration with ASYLUM & MENTALSPACES

Pop up art shop showcasing local artists, co curated with the team from Mental Spaces and Asylum Art Gallery.

Mander Centre , Wolverhampton

January 23, 2015

'Mr Happy Sunshine' Art exhibition

Curation of surrealist paintings at Asylum Art Gallery

May 02, 2013

Student Showcase @Aberystwyth University

Designed and Showcased 'Transparent' To lecturers and public over a 2 day endurance installation.

October 02, 2014

Set Designer@Blackhouse 'ONE' Festival and Swing City

Set Design and stage decorator for Kirk Holland events such as 'Swing City' and 'Blackhouse' Festival.

October 09, 2014

Director and events Organiser of 'NEONpresents'

Organiser and set designer of immersive music events that raised money for university based therapy cafe sessions in association with MIND , the mental health charity. 

4 events over 1 year.

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