Open Forum Panel – ‘How do artists establish themselves?’

14:00 - 16:30   20/03/2016



Emma Hill (Eagle gallery) 

Catherine Hemelryk (NN Contemporary Art)

Alex Michon (Transition gallery) 

Chaired by Matt Roberts

Join us at The Higgins Bedford for the opportunity to speak with experienced curators, artists and gallery directors about your artistic practice.

The aim of Open Forum is to provide advice to artists in regions where the commercial sector is less visible.


Emma Hill, owner of the Eagle Gallery, London. Established in 1991, their founding principle was to support emerging artists and over the last 20 years it has exhibited work by many individuals who are now recognised internationally.

Catherine Hemelryk, Artistic Director of NN Contemporary, a consultant curator for public art with Plan Projects and Expert Panel member of OPUN.

Alex Michon, is a British artist and writer, based in London who has run the Transition Gallery in Hackney with Cathy Lomax, since 2004

The event is chaired by Matt Roberts from Matt Roberts Arts, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2006 to create opportunities for artists in new locations and contexts.

Each panellist will present a case study of how they have supported an artist, and helped them to establish themselves, followed by a Q&A with the audience about artists development.

Places for the panel discussion are free, but capacity is limited. To book a place for the panel discussion please call Bedford Creative Arts on 01234 818670





14:00 - 16:30




The Higgins Bedford,
Castle Lane,
United Kingdom,