Master Class 2019

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Testing Ground: Master Class is a week-long intensive for emerging artists developed in collaboration with artist Doug Fishbone at the Zabludowicz Collection.

Now in its 7th year, Master Class offers a unique and free opportunity for eight emerging artists selected through a national Open Call. Over the course of a week, the participants work closely with leading international artists and key arts professionals to discuss and develop their individual practices through a series of lectures, tutorials, workshops, reading groups, gallery visits and seminars.

The week is structured around four public lectures and closed teaching days from guest artists. The guest artists this year include Alexandre da Cunha, Janice Kerbel, Haroon Mirza and Amie Siegel.

The emerging artists participating in this year’s initiative are: Catalina Barroso-Luque (Scotland), Alexandra Brunt (Northern Ireland), Steve Burden (South West), Claire Davies (Midlands), Jure Kastelic (London), Angel Rose (South East), Jennifer Taylor (Wales), Joshua Ward (North).

Participant testimonials

A bit like boot camp for artists. Super fun.
Angel Rose

Great place to learn how to be serious about being an artist. Great networking week that will test your ability to articulate what you do, reshape what you think you’re doing and hustle.

Jure Kastelic

It’s been the highlight of my career to date. It’s a golden opportunity to discuss your practice in an amazing environment, expand your network and that is a privilege.

Steve Burden