Exhibition, Distribution and Production for Artist Filmmakers

Posted on 4th September 2017
  • 3rd October 2017
  • 7.00 - 9.30pm (doors 6.45pm)

Join industry leaders Sarah Perks (HOME) and Nicole Yip (LUX) for invaluable insights into producing and exhibiting artists’ moving image.

Sarah will discuss programming at HOME, plus her approach to commissioning, production and distribution through HOME Artist Film. Nicole will talk about LUX’s exhibitions, commissions and touring programme, as well as their support for artists.

The discussion will be followed by a networking social, where you will have the chance to discuss the topics raised on an informal one-to-one basis.

Please note that places must be booked in advance; there will be no admission without prior registration. Booking closes at 3pm on 2nd October.

About the Speakers

Sarah Perks is an international curator, film producer and writer. She works as Artistic Director: Visual Art at HOME, Manchester, and Professor of Visual Art at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. A specialist in artist film, performance and participatory art, Sarah has worked extensively with internationally established artists including Rachel Maclean, Phil Collins, Rosa Barba, Rashid Rana, Yoshua Okon, Jamie Shovlin, and Stanya Khan. In 2011, Sarah set up Cornerhouse Artist Film (now HOME Artist Film) – the UK’s only specialist producer and distributor of artist feature film – starting with Gillian Wearing’s SELF MADE. She is also co-founder of the FEATURE EXPANDED training initiative.

Nicole Yip is a curator and writer based in Glasgow. She has been Director of LUX Scotland since September 2016, and was previously Special Projects Curator at LUX. She has curated exhibitions, film screenings and projects at venues including: the Kochi-Muziris Biennale; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Firstsite, Colchester; The Showroom, London; and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, where she also worked on the inaugural LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images (2012). She is a contributor to Frieze magazine and co-editor of publications including Xerography (Colchester: Firstsite, 2013) and Ulises Carrión: Gossip, Scandal and Good Manners (London: Royal College of Art, 2010). She was a member of the international jury for VIDEONALE.16 (2017) and Document International Film Festival (2016).


This event is offered as part of Connect/Exchange, a nationwide programme of Exchange/Research/Networking residencies for UK-based artists with a screen-based practice. Led by Northern Film & Media in collaboration with Chapter (Cardiff), Metal (Liverpool), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art   + The NewBridge Project (NewcastleGateshead), and Stills (Edinburgh), the scheme enables artists to undertake initial research & development of a new work or project. Connect/Exchange is supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Arts Council of Wales. 

Image of Sarah Perks (edited): Sara Ellis

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