My background in directing for theatre informs my curation style. I am interested in the narrative created by artworks interacting within a gallery space.
Set in Stone 2020
Plans for 2020 involve curating Set in Stone, my first show for the brilliant artist-led organisation ArtCan. The show was originally scheduled to take place during the summer at the lovely 44AD gallery in Bath. The gallery show has been postponed until February 2021 with a virtual pre-exhibition taking place in October. The PV and Curators talk is on 14th October. RSVP for the PV zoom link at firstname.lastname@example.org
Identity, 44AD Artspace, Bath, July 2020
While galleries slowly emerge from lockdown and some still remain closed the lovely 44AD in Bath have been keeping their artistic spirits up through a series of online A to Z exhibitions. I participated in their G for Gesture exhibition with The Cover Up (below), and was delighted to be invited to curate their letter ‘I’.
I chose Identity as the theme for this show, reflecting on recent global events and the ongoing struggle of every individual seeking to understand their own identity within society at large. Is it the same in all situations? When do we alter ourselves for external perceptions? What do others see? What do we see and understand in ourselves?
The I for Identity exhibition can be viewed here. The show includes my piece ‘Through Your Eyes’.
Way of Seeing, Deptford Does Art, London 2019
In August 2019 I co-curated an independent group show with my partner Hamish Macaulay. The show sought to represent a varied selection of the artists’ work. This group of artists from different backgrounds, experiences and styles were brought together around a shared ethos of collaboration, respect and sharing. They all see the world around them in different ways, and this exhibition illustrates their way of seeing.