The Centre for Innovative and Radical Fishmongery (CIRF) is an organisation that works to explore how fishmongery can intersect with art, individuals and society.
CIRF works with experts and non-experts to initiate debate and produce events.
CIRF is run by artist and fishmonger, Sam Curtis and works with a broad set of contributors from various sectors and walks of life. CIRF draws on the experience and skills of it's advisory board to help direct it's projects.
Sam Curtis - Sam trained as a fishmonger at Harrods department store for two years whilst studying for his MFA at Goldsmiths College.
Nathaniel Pitt - Nathaniel is a gallerist, curator and artist. He is Director of Division of Labour and has facilitated many exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Steven Bell - Steve is a young fishmonger who has won several awards. He can be found in Penzance's Fish Boutique run by Stevenson of Newlyn. Steve is a master block-man with sharp knife skills. He is also pretty good at creating displays and drawing fish.
Esther Collins - Esther is a cheesemonger, artist and coordinator. She has worked for a cheese company at Borough Market, Turner Contemporary, SPACE, The National Portrait Gallery and Bow Arts Trust.
CIRF has been generously supported by:
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