Saturday 24 May 2014

Open Forum 2014 is a series of events for artists offering advice on developing a commercial practice and promoting work.

Led by Matt Roberts with Ceri Hand and Aid & Abet, Cambridge.

Matt Roberts Arts - Open Forum 2014

One-to-one sessions for artists: Saturday 24 May, 11am - 5pm (each session lasts 45 minutes)
Choose from one of the following one to one sessions;
• Developing your commercial practice with Ceri Hand, Ceri Hand Gallery, London or
• Ways to promote your practice with Matt Robert, Matt Roberts Arts

These sessions are now fully booked but please do join us for the panel discussion:

Panel Discussion: Saturday 24 May, 6.30 – 8pm
Join Matt Roberts, Ceri Hand, and Aid and Abet, Cambridge, for a panel discussion about opportunities to show and sell your work, and the ways in which the arts sector is changing.

To book a place for the panel discussion please email openforum2014@mattroberts.org.uk.

Matt Roberts Arts is a dynamic not-for-profit organisation founded in 2006 to create opportunities for artists in new locations and contexts. Matt Roberts Arts offers support to creative practitioners by providing a range of professional development programmes and national and international touring exhibitions.


Ceri Hand initially trained as an artist, Ceri Hand draws on over twenty years in the art world, having previously acted as Director of Metal (Liverpool), Director of Exhibitions, FACT (Liverpool, where she was a contributing curator to Liverpool Biennial in 2004 and 2006), Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria and Director of Make, London. Exhibitions curated during the Liverpool period include artists Yang Fudong, Jill Magid, Vito Acconci, Chen Chieh-jen, Walid Raad/The Atlas Group, Christian Jankowski, Matthew Buckingham, and The Black Audio Film Collective.

She established Ceri Hand Gallery in Liverpool in 2008 and has recently relocated the gallery to London. She has been on the boards of a number of organisations in the UK (including Malgras Naudet, Eastside Projects, Open Eye Gallery and Tate Members Committee) and a judge for numerous panels. She was a recent selector for the Creekside Open, The Catlin Art Prize and the Kinsale Arts Festival and has been an Artists Mentor for the Photographers Gallery and New Art Gallery Walsall.


Aid & Abet  is an artist-led contemporary art space which supports artists to experiment, take risks and innovate as well as collaborate, engage and network. Aid & Abet is a production and presentation site for contemporary art that combines work, project, gallery and performance space allowing audiences and participants to engage with cross-disciplinary practices in both creative and critical ways. Aid & Abet is situated in Cambridge and the artist directors are Sarah Evans and David Kefford. David Kefford is currently exhibiting in Hey, I'm Mr.Poetic