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Exhibition Events

MK Calling Portfolio review sessions


MK Calling Portfolio review sessions

31 July 2013 / 5 - 7pm / Free

Informal drinks and networking from 7pm-8pm


Register for one of the slots by calling the front desk on 01908 676 900 or emailing us via


Take part in these one-to-one sessions with our selection of arts professionals including members of the selection panel of MK CallingThis event is open to all artists or students who would benefit from one-on-one feedback and advice.


Slots available:









Emma Jayne Taylor is Director of Artworks MK. Prior to taking this role she was Director of Learning at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London and senior consultant for learning and participation at the Folkstone Triennale.


Prof. Gill Perry joined the Open University in 1977, and was Head of the Art History Department from 2005-08, and Head of Research from 2005-2009. Currently she is Head of External Collaborations and chair of the Open Arts Archive, a major website and archive which stores collaborative events and art projects organized by the Open University and fifteen collaborating museums and galleries across the UK.


Anthony Spira worked at the Jeu de Paume in Paris from 1994-96, where his exhibitions included ‘A Century of British Sculpture'. He was subsequently curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, London from 1999-2009 where he worked on numerous exhibitions on artists from Hans Bellmer to Mark Wallinger and Robert Crumb to Paul McCarthy as well as large group exhibitions on subjects ranging from the history of Indian photography to Outsider art. He has collaborated with many international institutions and published numerous texts, most recently contributing an essay, ‘Franz West: Pangaea’, for the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, MADRE, Naples and Kunsthaus Graz. He joined Milton Keynes Gallery as Director in 2009, programming exhibitions by Nasreen Mohamedi, Marcus Coates, Andrew Lord, Gareth Jones and Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey, amongst others. He is also a Trustee of the Leeds based commissioning organisation, Pavillion.  


Prof. David Rayson was appointed professor and head of Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2006. He is a practising artist, tutor and curator and his work has been exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. His work is included in major collections including the Tate, Whitechapel Art Gallery, British Council, Deutsche Bank, Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Art Society.


Claire Corrin is Exhibitions Organiser at MK Gallery. Before taking this role, she was Exhibition Officer at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston working on the Contemporary Art programme. and Assistant Exhibitions Officer for Bradford Museums. She holds an MA in Arts and Museum Management from the University of Salford.


Simon Wright is the Events Manager at MK Gallery, programming the weekly Scratch Nights, Friday Night Film, Saturday Night Music and Video Space programmes. He studied Fine Art at Middlesex University. 



July 2013