Monday, 26 August 2013

Mark Devereux Projects

I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I have finally got round to joining as an Associate Member with Mark Devereux Projects.

Mark Devereux Projects is an artist production-development organisation established to help increase the national and international profile of early-career visual artists. With each practitioner’s artistic and career development paramount, emphasis is placed upon mentoring and helping the individual to place themselves within the industry through concentrated critical engagement and promotion.

As the cost of education is rising and more and more creative people are unable to commit to long-term education, artists are turning to the DIY approach. This means there are substantial numbers of creatives with the talent, ambition and drive to succeed within the market but lack support and direction to get there. Mark Devereux Projects provides a generous and thoughtful approach to working with artists.

Initially trained as an artist, Mark Devereux founded and Directed Blank Media Collective from 2006-2012. Working with early career visual artists, performers and writers, Devereux curated and produced numerous exhibitions, events and publications, showcasing the work of these practitioners. He was pivotal in the acquisition of BLANKSPACE gallery, Manchester in 2011, in which he was Director until leaving the organisation.

For further information and details about Mark Devereux Projects visit the website:

Mark visited me during my residency at Market Gallery earlier this year, and it was then that he told me about the organisation that he was (at that time) setting up.

Mark Devereux Projects was launched in July 2013 at CUBE, Manchester with an exhibition featuring the three selected artists that Mark is working with, namely Nicola Dale, David Ogle and Nicola Ellis. More information about the artists can be found on the website

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