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Student Showcase Archive

Sacha Waldron

MA work

MA work

For the last two years at the Royal College of Art, I have been on a curatorial placement at Arnolfini in Bristol. Based, primarily, in the Learning and Participation Department I have also been working closely on Arnolfini’s exhibitions programme and with Arnolfini’s archive. The latter has allowed me to develop my interests into how institutional archives can be activated and used in the production of new exhibitions and research. I have been looking at Arnolfini’s artist book collection in depth and this has led to a specific concern with the bookworks of conceptual artists from the 1960s and 1970s. This, in turn, led to my choice of final-year dissertation topic, the conceptual survey work and bookworks of Don Celender.


The seminars, lectures and discussions with my Curating Contemporary Art course peer group have been vital in the formation of my ideas and ongoing enthusiasm in the production of new events, exhibitions and publications. I hope to be still working and collaborating with many of the people I have met on the course in the near and distant future.


Host organisation: Arnolfini, Bristol


Info

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2012

  • For the last two years at the Royal College of Art, I have been on a curatorial placement at Arnolfini in Bristol. Based, primarily, in the Learning and Participation Department I have also been working closely on Arnolfini’s exhibitions programme and with Arnolfini’s archive. The latter has allowed me to develop my interests into how institutional archives can be activated and used in the production of new exhibitions and research. I have been looking at Arnolfini’s artist book collection in depth and this has led to a specific concern with the bookworks of conceptual artists from the 1960s and 1970s. This, in turn, led to my choice of final-year dissertation topic, the conceptual survey work and bookworks of Don Celender.


    The seminars, lectures and discussions with my Curating Contemporary Art course peer group have been vital in the formation of my ideas and ongoing enthusiasm in the production of new events, exhibitions and publications. I hope to be still working and collaborating with many of the people I have met on the course in the near and distant future.


    Host organisation: Arnolfini, Bristol


  • Degrees

  • BA, Fine Art: Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 2006
  • Experience

  • Programme assistant, Liverpool Biennial, 2008–10
  • Exhibitions

  • Sum Parts, Acme Project Space, London, 2011; Dark Paintings, Casa de Brujes, Liverpool Biennial Independents Programme, Liverpool, 2010; TAXED!, A Foundation, Liverpool, 2008–10; Seaside and Coastal Postcard Show, Old Barber Shop, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2009
  • Awards

  • Winner, Travel Award, DOLBEY Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 2006