PaintUnion | Curating Painting | Eliza Gluckman and Marcelle Joseph In Conversation

PaintUnion, a discussion group around ideas in contemporary painting founded by Rebecca Byrne and Liz Elton, returns to Griffin Gallery on Tuesday 10th November at 6.30pm. On this occasion we invited two independent curators who work without designated gallery space to come and discuss curating painting.

We are delighted to welcome Marcelle Joseph of Marcelle Joseph Projects and Eliza Gluckman of Day + Gluckman.  In particular, they will be discussing aspects of contemporary painting that interest them, as well as the challenges and benefits associated with a curation practice that is not gallery based.


Marcelle Joseph Projects was founded by Marcelle Joseph, an independent curator and author based in London, as a roving contemporary art projects company in early 2011. The company stages four to five significant exhibitions each year, highlighting a range of important emerging to established artists working across a variety of media. The company presents works of art in an array of unique spaces and pop-up galleries across the United Kingdom and seeks to tailor the exhibition venue to the specific works on display.  In 2014, Marcelle took her company international, staging exhibitions in Istanbul and Athens.   Marcelle is also the executive editor of Korean Art: The Power of Now (Thames & Hudson, 2013), a survey of Korean contemporary art showcasing 120 artists, museum and gallery directors, curators and collectors from Korea, and Japan Contemporary: Art from the Archipelago, another survey book to be published by Thames & Hudson in October 2016.  She will co-curate her first museum exhibition at the Pera Museum in Istanbul in August/September 2017, showcasing the work of 24 artists who have graduated from the Royal Academy Schools between 2007 and 2017.

Day + Gluckman have a reputation for working with artists with a rigorous approach to practice and context, developing long-term relationships with artists; seeking to initiate opportunities to exhibit, explore, curate and commission.  Over the past 7 years, Day+Gluckman have worked with a variety of organisations and spaces including the V&A, National Trust, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth Arts Centre, Newlyn Art Gallery, Bexley Heritage Trust and the Canal and Rivers Trust. They have programmed Collyer Bristow Gallery since 2008.

Eliza Gluckman originally studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art as part of the University Fine Art MA. Alongside her work with Lucy Day she is also Curator of the New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge, the largest collection of works by women in Europe. 

Wine and light refreshments will be served, compliments of Griffin Gallery.

Duration 10 November 2015 - 10 November 2015
Times 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost -
Venue Griffin Gallery
Address 21 Evesham Street London W11 4AJ, ,
Contact 02084243239 / /

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