Rachael Burns & FORM Collective
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Curating Photography Workshop with Rachael Burns

Event info

Rachael Burns is a member of FORM collective, a lens-based collective that aims to create and communicate on issues concerning altered identity. She studied Photography at Manchester School of Art and her work has been exhibited in the UK an internationally. Rachael was responsible for curating or co-curating exhibitions such as Museum of Half Truths (Hong Kong, 2020), FORM, Representation Beyond the Line: Unframing Identity (Royal Photographic Society Chelsea, 2019) and FORM, Derby Photo Fringe (Eagle Market Hall, 2019).


Rachael's work questions the collective's relationship with the photographic object - Utilising these objects as subject matter, she draws on the audience to contemplate the often-unacknowledged uses of imagery, ranging from the sentimental to the absurd.


About the workshop:

This workshop will take a practical look at curating photography, examining how the presentation can change audience experience and reinforce or subvert the meaning of the work. We will look at examples of different ways of presenting photography and consider the way that the printing, mounting, framing and scale has been used strategically by photographers and curators. The workshop will help you to consider the options for presenting your own work and encourage experimentation and

Rachael Burns is a curator, arts organiser and educator based in Manchester and currently working at Redeye, the Photography Network and on the BA Photography course at Manchester School of Art. She works across various collaborative curatorial projects including FORM collective and the Museum of Half Truths. Rachael curates exhibitions, programmes events and workshops, and designs and produces publications. She is interested in connecting artists and audiences, presenting projects that are accessible, relevant, playful, engaging and encourage discussion and reflection.


Event details:

26 April

7-8pm BST (UK time)


The event will be organised on Zoom and will not be recorded. A link will be provided closer to the date.

Limited places available.


Image: Rachael Burns & FORM Collective

Event Organiser

Patricia Hilbert




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