Independent curator and creative producer.
My work is informed by ongoing interests in regional curating, alternative pedagogies and understanding the complex relationships between social class and barriers to arts engagement and representation. In 2012 I founded TMT Projects, Luton - an arts platform invested in critically considering working class representation, supporting emerging to mid career artists and delivering ambitious, locally informed exhibitions and projects.
In 2018 I was awarded an Arts Council International Development grant to undertake international research on community led archives and the archival preservation of marginalised voices, with research published in print by Montez Press as an paper entitled 'Class and Curating'.
I have previously worked with schools, families, young people and vulnerable groups within Education at the Victoria & Albert Museum and then as Public Programmes Curator for Bloc Projects gallery in Sheffield.
I am currently the Residency Project Coordinator for Corridor8 as well as the Artistic Director at Mansions of the Future - a dynamic, three-year Art’s Council Ambitions for Excellence funded project in Lincoln, which privileges inherently social, site-specific, and collaborative ways of working.
Image: ‘Rolling’ Laura Wilson and Manal Al Dowoyan as part of ‘Open House’, Delfina Foundation, London, 2017.