Develop Talk, Making an Exhibition: Design

06:30pm - 07:30pm, Wed 06 Dec 2023

Join this session to learn more about designing an exhibition 

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Develop Talk, Making an Exhibition: Design

6:30pm, Wed 06 Dec 2023

Join this session to learn more about designing an exhibition 

This event is part of our Past Programme

About Develop:

Develop is a three-year programme (2023-2026) that supports and commissions emerging creatives aged 18-24 through a series of talks and workshops around a photography-based outcome each year. 

The theme for 2023/4 is Making an Exhibition, with a focus on photography and archives. A programme of workshops and talks support this theme, providing participants with an introduction to a range of knowledge and skills related to making an exhibition. 

In December, applications open for 18-24-year-olds to apply to become part of a cohort of six people who will collectively research, plan and deliver an exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in Summer 2024. 

About this event:

This talk, led by Dr Aleema Gray, and explores how the design of an exhibition space guides and influences people’s experience of what is on display.

Through examples of exhibition design, you will learn more about:

  • Key areas to consider when designing an exhibition
  • Budgeting for design within an exhibition
  • How design can be used to strengthen the storytelling
  • Audience experience of exhibition through design

There will be an opportunity to ask questions within this session.

About the speaker:

Dr Aleema Gray is a Jamaican-born curator, designer, researcher and public historian based in London. She was awarded the Yesu Persaud Scholarship for her PhD entitled Bun Babylon; A community-engaged history of Rastafari in Britain. Aleema’s work focuses on documenting Black history in Britain through the perspective of lived experiences. She is the founding member of the Young Historians Project and is the Lead Curator for Beyond the Bassline at the British Library amongst other things.

Please only book if you are 18-24-years-old.

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