UoN Professional Practice Module by guest curators Two Queens

We are delighted to be welcoming Two Queens founders and co-directors Daniel Sean Kelly and Gino Attwood as guest curators who will be working with the UoN students and NN Contemporary Art on developing an exhibition project debuting in early May 2022.

This project will see the co-directors of Two Queens work alongside 2nd year BA Fine Art and Painting and Drawing students from the University of Northampton in the planning and running of a group exhibition. The Professional Development Module is a collaboration between Two Queens, the University of Northampton and NN Contemporary Art, building on the university and NN’s commitment to developing students’ professional skills and understanding of the artistic practice.

Two Queens founders will mentor the students throughout the process of curating, designing and promoting their exhibition, which will take place at NN’s temporary space at Vulcan Works, Northampton in early May 2022. The exhibition will be accompanied by specially programmed events and a publication collating the students’ work. It is the first time the students have been able to undertake a physical project of this kind since the Covid-19 pandemic and for many, this will be their first opportunity to exhibit their work publicly.

The students will also receive advice and guidance from two independent curators, Jade Foster and Naima Hassan, who are each developing exhibition projects taking place at Two Queens during 2022, as well as graphic designer Sam Jones, who has a specialism in design for contemporary art contexts. Two Queens’ staff will draw upon 10 years of experience working alongside artists to develop ambitious newly commissioned projects, as well as their own experiences as practising artists and independent curators.

About Two Queens: 

Two Queens is an artist-run gallery and studios situated in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. With the ambition of providing a centre for experimental modes of arts production, exhibition and exchange, Two Queens is dedicated to establishing an agenda for new activity in the city and across the region.

We want to invest our energies into collaborations with new institutions and individuals from outside of Leicester whilst also assisting in the development of artists working within the city.

Two Queens was established in 2011 by recent graduates from De Montfort and Loughborough Universities, and has been programming regular exhibitions and events since March 2012.