Sat May 11 / 1-4pm / Free – book here
Sheffield Hallam University, Charles St, Room 12-5-08 (meet in the foyer)
Peer support groups can contribute to an artist’s ability to keep on keeping on. They can provide not only critical feedback to help with the development of artistic practice but also practical assistance and a hive-mind of knowledge when it comes to borrowing equipment, hiring spaces and new ways of making things.
This practical session led by artist Chloe Cooper will cover the practical pros and cons of peer support groups, share different formats of support, suggest models for providing artist-centred critical feedback and encourage attendees to start setting up peer support groups together.
Attendees are asked to bring a digital image/recording of a recent piece of artwork that they would like feedback on – or the actual artwork if feasible. Please bring a phone/tablet/print out to use to show your artwork as you’ll be doing this in small groups of 4 or 5 and groups will be working simultaneously.
Chloe Cooper is an artist and educator. She has been a member of several peer support groups and has run peer mentoring workshops with Artquest as part of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries public programme at World Museum (Liverpool), South London Gallery (London), Baltic (Newcastle), Backlit (Nottingham) and the ICA (London).