Audience at Caribbean Focus Evening ©

Andy McGregor

In the last week of November 2015, we welcomed nine curators from Canada, the Caribbean, Colombia and India to participate in a curatorial tour focused around two key events in the international visual arts calendar: the Turner Prize 2015 in Glasgow, and the British Art Show 8 in Leeds. 

Arguably Europe’s most prestigious visual art award, the Turner Prize 2015 takes place at Tramway, Glasgow and is the first time it has been presented in Scotland. The British Art Show, widely recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art, is staged every five years and will first show at Leeds Art Gallery before touring to Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton in 2016/17.

This visit focused on current contemporary art practice and was aimed to strengthen knowledge of the sector in the UK to international participants, give the sector in the UK the opportunity to learn about international practices and contexts, and overall, to stimulate partnership working internationally. 


  • Holly Bynoe: Chief Curator, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Caribbean 
  • Christopher Cozier: Artist / Writer & Curator, Alice Yard, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean 
  • Dominique Fontaine: Curator & Founding Director, aPOSteRIORI, Montréal, Canada and Co-ordination Curator, Demo-Graphics, international art event, Greater Toronto Area, 2017 
  • Audrey Genois: Assistant Curator, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada 
  • Naomi Potter: Director / Curator, Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada 
  • Shwetal Patel: Resource Mobilisation, Kochi Biennale Foundation, India
  • Prateek Raja: Co-founder & Director, Experimenter, Kolkata, India 
  • Sudarshan Shetty: Artistic Director & Curator of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, Kochi, India 
  • Juan Uribe: Co-founder and Director of KB, Bogotá, Colombia