As an arts professional and trained researcher, I am pleased to offer a range of services for artists, art professionals, and art students through my website. Click on links in any of the categories below to find more details. I look forward to working with you!
Are you an artist looking to contextualise your practice? Do you run an art space that needs an art writer? One of the elements artists need most to move their careers forward is a critical text that places their work in relation to historical and current contemporary practice. This kind of critical text supports and validates an artist’s work. It demonstrates how the work fits in to the wider scope of contemporary art. It can even help an artist to see facets in their work they hadn’t realised were there leading to new avenues of creative exploration. This is the kind of text that curators, gallerists, and art decision makers want to see. I also offer proofreading services for texts you write.
Go to my Critical Writing page to see some examples of critical texts I’ve written. Click here for my fees.
“I can highly recommend Jane, having worked with her for 2 years and having also recently been one of the first to take up her services and commission her to write a critical response to my exhibition.”
“I am delighted with the text and have enjoyed the process. The observations and the connections you have brought out have given me something substantial to move forward with.”
Are you looking for a knowledgeable curator to guide your project? Curating is more than just deciding where to place artworks. It is a research-intensive endeavour that brings insight to an artist’s work or a developing trend in creative production. Curators take a project and navigate it through venue negotiations, media promotion, funding bids and budgeting, transport, and so much more.
Go to my Curatorial page to see examples of some of the exhibitions I’ve curated. Click here to see my curatorial services and fees.
“…the focus of the exhibition had more artistic concerns and a sympathetic standpoint toward process and making. Jane was also encouraging and supportive of the artists involved.”
“I trusted Jane… I generally try to engineer it to have as much control as possible with regard to pre-planning placements etc. On this occasion I was happy to cooperate with Jane and go with her decisions.”
“I felt that the works of other artists which were positioned next to mine created a really exciting dialogue, between subject, materials, process and also aesthetically and so complimented my work.”
Visual Arts Research PhD Advice
As a Fine Art PhD, former art school PhD Student Coordinator, and lecturer, I have helped numerous PhD students through their arts research journey. Visual Arts Research requires a different set of skills than other academic disciplines for doctoral studies. However, with only generic training available at universities, these skills are often left to the PhD student to work out for themselves. This can make the PhD journey for the student arts researcher even harder. I can help demystify this process.
To find out more, click on this link.
“I had a supervision [session] yesterday to discuss the contextualization chapter that you were working on with me. I hadn’t quite finished it but I was very pleased with what I’d written. I was expecting to get comments from [both supervisors] – which I did – that I would incorporate into the chapter and then be able to send you the finished thing – I wanted you to see it because, like I said, I’m pleased with it and that’s because you helped me, and pushed me, and made me think deeply about the work. Thank you once again for your help, I wouldn’t be in such a good position without it.”
“As always, an amazing eye for detail.”
Portfolio Development and Mentoring
Are you an emerging artist looking for ways to refine your image as a professional artist? The key to this is your portfolio. Having a professional portfolio that demonstrates your interests, skills, and the logic of your practice will help you to move forward and enable you to take advantage of artist opportunities. In support of your portfolio is a sound artist statement, a well organised CV, and a coherent social media strategy. If you are struggling to bring these things together, I can help you.
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