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There are many different ways in which research creates a presence in the public realm. Curatorial practice offers a different approach to the more familiar forms of academic publication. It provides an intersection between research and public display which opens up new avenues of consideration. The exhibition offers a location for not just the visual and theoretical exploration of a subject, but also an experiential one. It could be the method used for the dissemination of a particular theme or for the work of an individual artist/designer, it might also be the format of the exhibition itself and the subsequent museological framing which becomes a potential source of research.


Accumulation: experiencing the city; MOSI, Manchester, 2010

Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism; Manchester Art Gallery; 2010

concrete thoughts: modern architecture and contemporary art, Whitworth Art Gallery, 2006

Eduardo Paolozzi: The Jet Age Compendium; Raven Row gallery, London, 2009

Lost, Found: The Magazine Photowork; The Photographers' Gallery, London 2007

Weapons of Mass Communication: War Posters; Imperial War Museum, 2008


Steven Gartside