Michael Irwin

Assistant Curator: Late at Tate

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

Curator, researcher and artist, specialising in developing new audiences through the creation of multiple entry points to the museum. Working with museum collections or temporary exhibitions, my work aims to create a feel of urgency and relevance to as wider audience as possible, with a specific focus on those with least access to the arts. Combining my curatorial background with my more recent work with museum learning teams, I aim to increase cross departmental collaboration on an institutional and sector wide scale, as a foundation for creating a rigorous programme, both in terms of research and delivery.

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Skills

  • Curating Content
  • Project Management
  • Project Conception
  • Research
  • Programme Management
  • Programme Development
  • Audience Engagement
  • Audience Development
  • Exhibition Coordinating
  • Exhibition Curation

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • TATE

    TATE

    • Arts and Culture
  • F

    Firstsite Gallery

    • G

      Greater London Authority

      • T

        Tate Britain

        Work history

        Currently

        Assistant Curator: Late at Tate

        TATE

        Oct 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Delivering the monthly Late at Tate Britain programme. Creating a space for under represented voices in the gallery space, and giving opportunity and autonomy to Tate Young People's group, Tate Collective Producers.

        Currently

        Founder/Director

        Float.

        Apr 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Float. is an open platform for showcasing and supporting artists by forming collectives and bridging the gap between artist and art institutions. The programme offers an open platform to share ideas, create dialogues, and begin dynamic collaborations. Through exhibitions, workshops, peer lead activities and discussions, Float. aims to connect artists of different backgrounds, disciplines and career positions. With this approach the diverse programme offers professional development, skill sharing and critique across a variety of exhibition opportunities and practice related conversations. See less

        2018

        Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Leading on the delivery of the community outreach element of the project LDN WMN. Working in collaboration with local women's charities and artists.

        2018

        Assistant Curator: Young People's Programmes

        TATE

        Sep 2017 - Oct 2018
        • Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK
        • Full Time
        • Part of a team to deliver Tate's Young People's Programmes to local, national and international audiences.

        2017

        Programme Curator

        Circuit

        Jul 2016 - Aug 2017
        • Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester CO1 1JH, UK
        • Full Time
        • Working as the Circuit Programme Curator at Firstsite in Colchester, to develop the Circuit Festival: Flipside, which was a peer lead programme, aimed at opening the gallery spaces to test, risk and change. Circuit was a national programme headed up by Tate, London and spanned across 6 other Tate Plus galleries across the country.

        2017

        Curatorial Assistant

        Firstsite Gallery

        Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
        • Colchester, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Working alongside the Curator at Firstsite to deliver shows such as: Hayward Gallery: Listening ARTIST ROOMS: Andy Warhol Martin Parr: Work and Leisure Gee Vaucher: Introspective Lubaina Himid: Warp & Weft Zhang Enli: Gesture & Form