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Portfolio Surgeries for Contemporary Artists

  • Waterside 1 Waterside Plaza Sale, M33 7ZF UK (map)

Join us for these in-depth portfolio sessions in partnership with Castlefield Gallery. Discuss your work with specialist curators, arts professionals and gallerists in a one-to-one 45 minute portfolio review. For full details on how to apply, see below.


Get advice on your work, career path and portfolio in a one-to-one session. Artists can bring their work either in digital form on laptop or tablet, or in print form up to A3 size.

Appointments will be made on the basis of our best being able to match artists with viewers suitable to their work.

Viewers will be announced soon. Book now for a session to get feedback for your work and/or get advice on progressing your development as an artist.

To request a surgery session

Email with a brief description of your work (50 words) and  your reasons for booking a surgery (50 words) along with any relevant web links. This information will be used to select successful applicants and to best match applicants to a portfolio viewer. Once we confirm your appointment, we will provide details of how to pay.

Previous portfolio viewers have included:

Bryony Bond, Curator of Temporary Exhibitions at Whitworth Art Gallery; Ceri Hand, Founder and Director of Ceri Hand Gallery; Paulette Terry Brien, Co-Director at The International 3; Sarah Brown, Curator at Leeds Art Gallery; Rosie Cooper, Curator at Liverpool Beinnial; Clarissa Corfe, former Castlefield Gallery Deputy Director/Curator, currently Exhibitions Officer at Harris Museum and Art Gallery; Lorenzo Fusi, Artistic Director at Open Eye; Clare Gannaway, Curator at Manchester Art Gallery; Cheryl Jones, Director of Grand Union, Birmingham; Deborah Kermode, Deputy Director at Ikon Gallery; Kwong Lee, Director at Castlefield Gallery; Helmut Lemke, artist and educator; Richard Parry, Curator at Grundy Art Gallery; Sara-Jayne Parsons, Exhibitions Curator at Bluecoat; Matthew Pendergast, Programme Manager at Castlefield Gallery; Jane Rolo, Director at Book Works; and artist Elaine Speight; Tony Trehy, International Art Curator and Poet and Manager of Bury Art Museum.


11:00 - 17:00




Image © Castlefield Gallery.