Recent Graduate: Jon Bottomley

Recent graduate Jon Bottomley pictured centre, along with fellow Contemporary Art History graduates Kellie Craig and Matt Hardy

Jon graduated from Contemporary Art History at Manchester School of Art in summer 2015 and recently took part in the Contemporary Visual Arts Network Critical Writing programme and bursary. As part of the programme Jon reviewed the inaugural exhibition at HOME, Manchester’s newest arts centre created by the merging of Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre, for Creative Tourist. His insightful review tackles the problematic nature of the new shared dwelling at HOME and investigates the key themes which set the tone for the upcoming programme. Since completing the CVAN course, Jon has been interviewing a series of photojournalists and documentarians for the war photography organisation the Tim Hetherington Trust. He will be posting one interview a week until the end of the year, starting with photographer Stephen Ferry.

You can read Jon’s review of The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things here.

Jon’s interviews for the Tim Hetherington Trust can be found here.

You can also find out more about the Contemporary Visual Arts Network Critical Writing programme here.


About Art Theory and Practice

BA Contemporary Art History Manchester School of Art

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