As an independent contemporary art curator, I specialise in emerging artistic practice within the fields of art and science and technology, with an interest in participatory process. I develop projects for museums, galleries, corporate contexts, digital space and the public realm. I enjoy projects that redraw boundaries between different disciplines. Current research is around addiction, open data, networked culture and new forms of programming beyond the gallery.
With over 15 years’ senior management in museums and galleries and 18 cumulative years’ working on capital projects, I have curated projects on biomedical science, energy, climate science, photography and digital technology. I am adept at balancing content, concept, innovation, design and audience. I have written successful funding applications for trusts and funds to the value of £4.5M.
As Head of Arts Programme at the London Science Museum I commissioned and collected over 100 emerging, mid-career and blue-chip artists, led internal and external teams and held budget responsibility for projects up to £2M.
Since setting up as an independent curator I have developed projects with the Open Data Institute, Institute of Physics, Tate Modern, The Lowry, Natural History Museum, FACT Liverpool, the Digital Catapult and Science Gallery London, and provided specialist consultancy services to the Wellcome Collection, Discover South Kensington and the Horniman Museum. I regularly speak and write on art and science, new media, new institutionalism and digital creative industries, and enjoy teaching and lecturing to art, photography and curating students.
My consultancy services include developing creative curatorial strategies and working with teams to shape or curate new programmes project elements, content hierarchies, design briefs, interpretation strategies, or delivery plans. I also provide grant writing services for arts funding.