Richard Higlett is an artist with a diverse practice.
A previous winner of the Oriel Davies Open, over the past 10 years he has shown nationally and internationally.Recent shows include Soundworks at ICA London and Experimentica, Chapter, Cardiff. In Autumn 2012, he was the first Glynn Vivian Gallery Artist in Residence.
He co-founded Goat Major Projects, recently curating ‘The Witching Hour’ - the first exhibition in Wales of solely Sound Art.
A passionate advocate of artist-led initiatives, he has been involved in the development of ArtCardiff, Mermaid and Monster, The Cardiff Open Studios Project and Cardiff Contemporary.
The Artist as Curator/Curator Lab
Increasingly as an artist Richard has been involved in actions and decisions that can be said to be curatorial. He has seen this as an extension of his creative practice.
This Creative Wales Award will give him time out to research his development as a curator, particularly in an international context, while this period of discovery is in relation to the future development of the Goat Major Projects as a ‘Curator Lab’ for exploring curating from the starting point of it being ‘a creative act’.
The award provides an opportunity to gather global contacts, develop relationships and networks for exchange, bringing international curators into contact with the 'Lab'. The 'Lab', working as a type of creative portal, is in turn a space for research, dialogue and experimentation for emerging Welsh curators in an international context.
Richard would use the Award to embark on a rigorous period of self-development, framing the year around 4 international study visits, the award would also facilitate UK research and lay the foundations for project space focusing on the nature of curating.
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