Young Curators Award – Apply Within


The Fulcrum Group, in partnership with the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios and the Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery is excited to announce the first ever, Fulcrum Suzanne Shaw Creative Award 2017 aimed at young curators.

The award has been created to celebrate the life of Suzanne Shaw, who at the same time as being a valued team member of the Fulcrum Group, had an unwavering devotion to the visuals arts, with a special interest in the field of curatorship. It is our collective vision that this award contributes to the growth of arts and artists in our country, and while doing so serves to honour the life and passions of Suzanne Shaw.

In contemporary art, the title curator is given to a person who selects and interprets works of art within a specific methodology. In addition to selecting works, directing the layout and hanging of exhibitions, they produce catalogue essays and other supporting content for the exhibition that attempts to explain the thesis of the exhibition.

In an attempt to develop more curators in South Africa the Bag Factory aims to provide hands on experience to aspiring curators whilst allowing artists to have more opportunities to exhibit their work. By carefully selecting an aspiring curator and pairing him/her with a developed, professional curator, our curatorial programme allows for the running of an exhibition under the guidance of a professional. The aspiring curator is expected to select the artists, monitor the production of work, market and creating publicity for the artists and exhibition, price the works, hang the exhibition and finally make sales. This end to end solution ensures that the aspiring curator receives experience in every aspect of the exhibition process. The exhibition will take place at the Candice Berman Gallery towards the middle of 2017.

To read more about the award and what it offers its winners, click here.