Kollektiv Gallery / Butchers 2013

  • Sophie Giblin

Founder, Producer, Event Coordinator, Artist Manager Kollektiv is an award winning cooperative, exploring notions of collectivity and dispersion, focusing on group residences and exhibitions with a shared curatorial element. The residency takes groups of artists, who through a found friendship, manage a crowdfunding campaign, acquire a vacant property, collaborate on a concept and curate the space the art sits within - all of this is topped with a hands on approach to installing the exhibition and teaching events. This was the first gallery I'd ever opened. I learnt a huge amount about funding, planning, delegating, artist management and marketing. It was for this gallery and residency that I was awarded 'Most Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the South East of England' and made a national finalist in 2014. Programmed Events: Drinkie Doodle, Adam Moore and Billy Mathers Drawathon, Patrick Bates Graphic Design Today, Luke Neverest Lino printing, Lucy Irwin Pom Poms, LucyDavidson 
Terrarium making, Giulia Deck-o-rate, Alessandra Chambers The Silent Auction, Peter Lloyd, Jonny Hannah
 Association of Illustrations and Friends talk Private View Opening Party
 Tell us what to paint group public intervention, Marwood cafe upstairs, Brighton https://www.kollektivgallery.com/