A private affair

Bracey, Andrew (2012) A private affair. [Event, Show or Exhibition]

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Item Type:Event, Show or Exhibition
Item Status:Live Archive


A Private Affair is a major exhibition focusing on the people and the stories behind collections – from private collectors to those individuals whose donations and vision founded museum collections such as the Harris’ for the enjoyment of all.

Firstly, A Private Affair told the personal stories behind private collections of contemporary art asking; why do people collect contemporary art, what influences decisions on collecting, and how does it affect or enhance their lives?

The artworks were loaned from private collectors in the North of England, who generously agreed to live without some of their favourite items for a while. The exhibition highlighted a strong interest in supporting artists and the fascinating journeys undertaken by the collectors. A Private Affair demonstrated a variety of artistic styles from the past 40 years, and included artists of regional and national importance.

A Private Affair was curated in collaboration with Mark Doyle, Head of Collector Development, Contemporary Art Society North West.

Keywords:painting, Exhibitions, bmjconvert
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Fine Arts)
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ID Code:13190
Deposited On:26 Jan 2014 19:35

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