PhD student wins #BeACritic competition
Jade French, a PhD student in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, has won a #BeACritic competition to find the best emerging arts critics.
PhD student, Jade French
This years prize included a masterclass with Tim Marlow, the Royal Academys new Artistic Director. Marlow has over 20 years experience presenting arts programmes for the BBC, Sky Arts, Channel 4 and Five, in addition to writing extensively for newspapers and magazines on arts and culture ? including the Times, the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday, Arena and Art Monthly.
"Meeting Tim and getting the opportunity to ask him questions was brilliant," said Jade. "Tim gave us some great tips during the day and even talked us through a case study of Venice Biennale which he was reviewing at the time."
As part of the prize, Jade, who is a member of the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage, was commissioned by Arts Council England and Liverpool John Moores University to write a review to be published in The Double Negative magazine, titled Its art for the people, by the people': Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing ? Reviewed.
In her review, Jade considers the joys and difficulties of showcasing contemporary, innovative and collaborative community arts in the gallery space. Her article concerns Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing, an exhibition which explores the connections between craft, technology and community which is currently running at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool.
Jades review is now available online.
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