Photo of Helen Nisbet
Portrait of Helen Nisbet. Photo: Robin Silas

Session 2: What does it mean to have an independent curatorial practice? with Helen Nisbet

  • Fri 11 Mar
  • 2.45–3.45pm
  • Hosted online and screened live at Tiled Gallery, The Art House
  • Free, booking required
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Join Helen Nisbet for an introduction to independent curatorial practices.

Are you an artist who has dabbled in curating?

Or perhaps you’re someone who prefers working with others’ practices instead of your own? Maybe just curious about how this could work for you?

In this talk and Q&A we’ll cover:

  • starting points
  • deciding what is important to you
  • making your own opportunities
  • tools and resources

Nisbet will talk through her own multi-faceted curatorial practice with an introduction that explores the who, what, where, why and when of independent curatorial work.


This event is part of PANIC! Together, a double-weekend artist development programme with The Art House, Wakefield.

This session will be recorded.

This is an online event that will also be screened live at The Art House.

Helen Nisbet is Artistic Director for the national contemporary art festival Art Night. She previously held positions at organisations including Cubitt; the Arts Council Collection; the Contemporary Art Society; the Lighthouse and has contributed to programmes at Creative Time, New York; the Venice Biennale and London based galleries Hollybush Gardens and The Sunday Painter.

Online access

  • This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Select ‘online ticket’ on the booking page and you’ll be sent a link to join the live stream on the day of the event.
  • This event will be closed captioned using Zoom’s automated captioning service. To enable these, please select the green closed captions button at the bottom of your Zoom screen.

In person access

  • There is level access throughout the building.
  • The Art House has two disabled parking bays, available by pre-booking.
  • Induction loops are available on the reception desk and shop counter.
  • For more information about access at The Art House, click here.

Getting there

Address: The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2TE

The Art House is located just 60 seconds walk from Wakefield Westgate railway station.

For more information about visiting The Art House, click here.

Please email Bella Probyn at bella.probyn@yorkshire-contemporary.local if you have any specific questions about access.