This will be an evening hosted by Salon d’Exploration. It will be a series of short talks by practising Event Organisers and Curators. These will include Brigit Mc Cone, Ciara McKeon, Ciarna Hackett, Jennie Guy and Johnny Rayge. The curator of the Salon d’Exploration, Róisín Power Hackett, will also give a short talk on her experience of organising and curating this exhibition. The Organisers and Curators will talk about the projects, events and exhibitions they’ve been involved in. They will also focus on giving advice about organising and curating to anyone interested.
As part of this event the Back Loft will host its Salon Café , which will serve wine, beer, tea, coffee & snacks. For more information on the Salon d’Exploration art exhibition please check out http://salondexploration.wordpress.com/
Brigit Mc Cone has been engaged in curating and organising at the Back Loft. She currently coordinates the Mamushka Dublin performance art night at the Back Loft.
Ciara McKeon is presently the Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at the Project Art Centre. She was also a coordinator of Unit 1, a live art performance event at the Exchange Dublin.
Ciarna Hackett is the Site Assistant at the Back Loft. She has curated Anti Racism Network exhibitions.
Jennie Guy is a practicing artist as well as writer and curator. She was an assistant curator of Gracelands, a screenings/sculpture/performance event that is part of EVA.
Johnny Rayge is an event organiser. As part of Salon d’Exploration he will be organising a music and poetry event (Monday 18th). He currently runs Dublin Underground Beat, an open mic night in the International Bar.
Róisín Power Hackett is the organiser-curator of Salon d’Exploration. She is currently doing an MA Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD and is interning at the Back Loft.