Aston Reid Taylor Howe
I am a multi-disciplinary creative, who focusses on curatorial exhibition design. I am intrigued by the notion of using temporary structures and ephemeral architecture as objects for housing gallery spaces and exhibitions. I create and design exhibition concepts that utilise interactive and experiential design as a forefront for attracting a diverse audience. The implementation of temporary structures is a direct response to the ever-growing fast-paced culture of consumption through digital interfaces. As well as the removal of the permanent institutional frameworks that are typically associated with gallery practices and exhibiting work. The designs I make sit at the premise of how audiences will react and interact with the physical experience and the concept of how the space will display the exhibiting artworks. My work embraces the complexities of these areas and how they translate to the curation and design of the object.
Throughout my Master’s degree, I have combined research methodologies and practice to progress my knowledge and technical capabilities. My methodology is based on how ideas can be generated from ‘the blank page’ and that the working method of playful experimentation can instigate the best results. I firmly believe that exhibition design is the vital key to how audiences understand exhibitions through providing a suitable atmosphere, aesthetic and brand identity. I have worked closely with artists and curators during my MA through which I have developed a greater understanding of different exhibiting practices and what makes an effective piece of exhibition design. I am able to apply my initiative and personal responsibility through decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations and believe I have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.
As I realise my practice I am seeking to advance into the professional world of curation and design within a gallery, museum or heritage setting and or with an exhibition design company.