Behind the Scenes of The Enchanted Interior | Curator Talk with Madeleine Kennedy

3 Jun

Curator of The Enchanted Interior Madeleine Kennedy shares behind-the-scenes insights into how the exhibition evolved: from a seedling idea over five years ago and the iconic artworks which inspired it, to the design of the exhibition within the gallery, and the heightened contemporary resonance of works by women artists that speak to resilience in the face of isolation.

The talk will be available to view below on Wednesday 3 June at 2pm BST.


In the meantime, learn more about the exhibition through this video tour.


About Madeleine Kennedy

Madeleine Kennedy is the curator of The Enchanted Interior exhibition. With previous experience in curatorial teams at Tate Britain, Hatton Gallery, Laing Art Gallery, and Firstsite Gallery, she now works as a freelance curator whose practice focuses on experimental and feminist approaches to exhibition-making. Notable recent exhibitions include Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artist’s Eye (curated in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery), Francis Bacon | Ellen Gallagher, and Exploding Collage. Recent publications include The Enchanted Interior exhibition catalogue (editor) and Kelly Richardson: Pillars of Dawn (co-editor). She has a Masters degree in curating from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and is currently undertaking doctoral research at the University of Oxford, specialising in the philosophy, theory, and practice of exhibition-making.

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