Your Art at the West Buckland Festival (Thursday September 18th and ended on Sunday September 21st) began with an evening preview on the Thursday in St Peter’s Church. There were dozens of works of art – paintings, sculptures, photographs, embroidery, carvings and textiles – entered by people from across North Devon and beyond. Lots of wine was drunk – it was a good evening.
Last year there were so many entries that it was often difficult for visitors to see many of the magnificent pieces of work and so the preview evening was an important addition to the festival. Several of the exhibits were for sale and eight were sold over the three days, which I think was excellent for such a short exhibition.
It was great fun curating it – even though it was exhausting hanging it in four hours.
In contemporary art, the title curator is given to a person who better produces knowledge and better picture of any situation. This might involve finding a strategy for display. Thematic, conceptual and formal approaches are all prevalent. In addition to selecting works, the curator often is responsible for writing labels, catalog essays, and other supporting content for the exhibition.
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