Eastern Approaches 2012 – University of Hertfordshire

The selection panel

Harriet Loffler

Harriet Loffler has been Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle since 2009. She has curated a number of shows including the recent exhibition of work by French artist, Hubert Duprat and the current Family Matters touring exhibition. She is also responsible for artist residencies, public programmes as well as the development of the contmporary collection.

Last year, she was invited to guest curate a recent exhibition at artist-run space, Aid & Abet in Cambridge.

Before joining the team at Norwich Castle she worked for a number of arts organisations including the Frieze Art Fair and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2005, she assisted the curator Claire Doherty on the exhibition, Thinking of the Outside, that presented newly commissioned artworks in unusual sites across Bristol.

She received her MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the RCA in London in 2009 and last year was selected as an Escalator artist mentor at Wysing Arts Centre. She has also sits on the advisory panel for the public art strategy for the new Western Area development in Cambridge.

Jordan Kaplan

Jordan Kaplan is a freelance curator and writer. She is a founding Trustee of Parabola and has co-curated Tatton Park Biennial with Danielle Arnaud since 2008.

She graduated from Drama Centre, London in 1996 and holds an MA in Arts Criticism from City University. She is a Fellow of the RSA and a member of AICA.

Antje Illner

Antje Illner has exhibited her jewellery in the UK and Europe and worked as a design consultant and industrial designer. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

Antje Illner has been a senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire since 1999 and became the Programme Leader for Contemporary Applied Art in 2010. She also teaches at the Royal College of Art.


Under 30 (Awarded by Hertfordshire County Council)

Best Applied Art (Awarded by Hertfordshire County Council)

St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust Prize

St Albans Prize (Awarded by St Albans District Council)

WMT Prize (Awarded by WMT Chartered Accountants)

Loop Developments Prize

Townstone Prize

UH Alumni Association Prize

UH School of Creative Arts Prize

UH Recordings Prize

Best Video Prize

UHArts Prize

Overall Winner (Awarded by UH Galleries)



The exhibition will be shown in the UH Galleries space at the Museum of St Albans.


Open to the public from Sunday 2 December 2012 until Wednesday 2 January 2013.


Contact the Eastern Approaches team by email openexhibition@herts.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)1707 284290 if you have any questions.

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