Artists Talk: Naomi Frears in Conversation with Ceri Hand

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Tue 19 Oct 2021


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Artists Talk: Naomi Frears in Conversation with Ceri Hand

Join us for a zoom conversation between current Phoenix Gallery artist Naomi Frears and Curator and Art Consultant Ceri Hand as they discuss the artist’s exhibition and wider practice.

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About Naomi Frears

Naomi Frears is based in the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives. Her practice includes work with film and video, as well as printmaking, painting, and collaborative curatorial projects.  Recent shows and commissions include Somebody Loves Us All, Bold Tendencies, Peckham and Men Falling and In Other Words, Phoenix Gallery and RAMM Exeter. She will soon undertake a commission for Hospital Rooms at Bethlam Royal Hospital, London. Frears’ work appears regularly on the cover of the London Review of Books and her work is held in public and private collections including The Government Art Collection.

About Ceri Hand

Ceri Hand is an art consultant, curator and founding director of Artist Mentor , which provides mentoring, coaching, career support and training to contemporary artists and creative professionals.

She has extensive experience of working in the arts and culture sector, with previous key positions including: Director of Programmes, Somerset House, London; Associate Director: Institutions and Public Relations, Simon Lee Gallery, London; Associate Consultant, Contemporary Art Society, London; Director, Ceri Hand Gallery, London/Liverpool; Director of Metal, Liverpool; Director of Exhibitions, FACT, Liverpool; Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria and Director of Make, London.

She has curated over 250 exhibitions and events and was a contributing curator to Liverpool Biennial in 2004 and 2006 and Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year in 2008.

Ceri is currently on the board of Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and is an Independent Member of the Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice Advisory Committee 2020-2024.


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