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Image credit: PRONOUNced, Phoenix Arts Space Brighton, featuring works by Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley. Photo: Diensen

Image Credit: HeadtoHead HearttoHeart, Art Bypass Gallery London, featuring works by: Samantha Russell, Rachel O-Williams & Mohammed Adel. Photo: Charlotte Elliston

This January RESOLVE collective have invited Pacheanne Anderson to undertake a residency at Brighton CCA as part of their Summer House project at the gallery. Over the course of the month, Anderson will work with curators and artists selected via open call at the University of Brighton to produce an exhibition of new student work and an accompanying public programme. The project aims to create a space in art education that allows artists and soon-to-be curators to develop a viable, ethical way to work with each other collaboratively in a representative and community-focused art space.

As part of the residency, Pacheanne Anderson has invited Hastings-born, University of Brighton Alumni and emerging fine artist Rachel O-Williams to curate a programme of interactive and experiential activities and conversations. Crawley-based photographer and community activist Kobi Axel will lead a table discussion on the nuanced practicalities of black creative journeys with invited guests. A further events programme for the exhibition will be curated by one of the successful student applicants responding to these projects with the outcome being a programme that aims to highlight, platform and prioritise black and PoC Sussex based artists.

Pacheanne will guide the student curator(s), on how to propose, run and develop a curatorial idea from start to finish, advising the logistics process of exhibition management through exemplifying models that promote ethical processes of payment to artists and how to work with minimal resources to create the maximum output.  The project’s key aims are to facilitate a safer and more authentic way of working alongside artists in a fair and a non-hierarchical work environment. Through this approach to curation,  Anderson aims to share knowledge on how to create space for the critical, social and political engagement and interrogation of mainly white social spaces, through meaningful conversations with the artists and other curator(s) at each stage of the project.

Summer House is supported by Art Fund


About Pacheanne Anderson (he/they) / @pacheanneanderson / @pacollectorsclub

Pacheanne Anderson is an art consultant and art writer collaborating with art galleries & institutions, organisations and publications that support the development and promotion of low-income, queer, Black and PoC British artists.

Pacheanne Anderson Gallery & Advisory offers a channel of access between the non-profit and commercial art sector through providing opportunities to artists directly, through exhibitions, residencies, sales and commissions.

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