Making and Curating is an ongoing series of talks that invites makers with a curatorial practice to share their experience of curating and how they experience art. The talks aim to highlight a variety of approaches to curation that students can take inspiration from and that can inspire them to create the dialogues they want to be a part of.
Vol. 2 welcomes Scott McCracken
Scott McCracken (b.1987, Falkirk, UK) is a painter and occasional writer and curator who lives and works in London. He received his BA and MFA from Edinburgh College of Art before studying at Turps Art School, London. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Borough Road Gallery, London (2018) and Bargain Spot Project Space, Edinburgh (2015). Group shows include Kingsgate Project Space, London (2021); Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London (2021); Terrace Gallery, London (2021); Universität der Künste Berlin, Berlin (2012) and Bankley Studios and Gallery, Manchester (2018). In 2017 he was awarded the Darbyshire Prize for Emerging Art and in 2019 he was shortlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize. He is Correspondence Course Leader and Mentor at Turps Art School, an independent artist-run educational organisation that focuses specifically on painting.
Organised by Jess Power. Many thanks to Freelands Foundation for hosting and supporting the series.