I specialise in creating communities of artists and partners to co-create complex art programmes for realisation across multiple venues. Specifically the designing and direction of the programme, the curatorial themes, working site / location responsively, bringing in the partners and developing (engagement) opportunities and legacy.
As a curator I work site responsively to alternatively archive places, people and events. I like to explore ‘the frame’ which includes context, a building / site and documentation, and ‘line’ which includes drawing, journeys, architecture and created pathways. I use fiction as a starting point for exhibition making, alongside its context for viewing, and am inspired by collaboration.
I am a passionate advocate, of women and of the arts, especially in policy and place making, creating more accessible entry routes into the arts and promoting a more diverse and representative sector.
An independent Curator and Artistic Director, I work between the West Midlands, London and Mumbai. I obtained an MA in Critical and Contextual Art Practices from Birmingham City University (2006) and started my curatorial career as founder and curator of TROVE, an independent art gallery in Birmingham (2009 to 2013). I have worked on projects with British Museum, Historic England, Crafts Council, Roundhouse, British Library, Central Saint Martins, UCL Culture, Government Art Collection, ITV, Camden Arts Centre, Artangel, National Portrait Gallery, Wellcome Collection, Sluice__ and RIBA.
Key current projects: Curator / Creative Coach for 5G Creative Explorers project with Coventry University; Director of Welcome to Ladyland; Co-Director and co-founder of SqW:Lab, an international fellowship for creatives in Mumbai; Curator of St. Pancras Wires, a new public art project in St. Pancras Station, Director of The Tale Tellers, online.
Other informative positions and projects: Artistic Director of The Show Windows, a public realm project for Coventry UK City of Culture (2020 - 2022); Curator of ITV Creates, London (2018 - 2021); Arts Service Manager for Camden Council, London (2016 - 2017); Fair & Expo Manger and Curator for Sluice__ London and New York (2013–2017); Associate Producer at mac birmingham, West Midlands (2011-2012); Founder and Director of TROVE, West Midlands (2009 to 2013).