DEVELOP Graduate – Professional Development Event

DEVELOP Graduate is a two-day professional development event organised by graduating students from the Northern Centre of Photography with NEPN.

The event has been co-designed to support emerging photographers, offering a space to think about next steps and build professional networks.

The programme comprises a keynote photographer talk by Hannah Starkey on the evening of Thursday 28 June and a full day of talks and discussion on Friday 29 June, with contributions from photographers including Liza Dracup, John Kippin, Sarah Pickering, Helen McGhie and Othello De’Souza-Hartley as well as curators including George Vasey.
Speaker Bios HERE



Thursday 28 June, 6.30-8.30pm.
Photographer Talk with Hannah Starkey, followed by preview of the John Kippin exhibition ‘Based on a True Story, Works 1984-2018′ and book launch at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.

Friday 29 June 2018, 9.30-6pm.
Photographer talks; panel discussions offering photographer/commissioner/curator perspectives on topics including:  balancing personal and commercial projects; commissioner/curator perspectives; building a community of practice.

Venue: Hope Street Xchange, Sunderland.

Advance registration is essential.  Please click here to book.

Attendance costs £20 which is highly subsidised by the Higher Education Academy, NEPN and University of Sunderland Development Trust.
NEPN is the recipient of a national award in recognition of its work in connecting pedagogy and professional practice, engaging students of the Northern Centre of Photography with the photographic and wider cultural sector and NEPN’s offer.  The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence was awarded by the Higher Education Academy.

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Image: Helen McGhie, Wanderer 2017


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