Kerry Campbell is a freelance curator, producer and Royal College of Art graduate. Campbell’s curatorial practice is informed by her interests in regional curating, diversifying arts engagement and understanding the complex relationship between social class and barriers to cultural representation and autonomy. She is the founding director and curator of TMT Projects, Luton - an arts platform invested in supporting emerging to mid career artists and delivering ambitious, locally informed exhibitions and projects.
Campbell graduated with a Curating Contemporary Art Masters from the Royal College of Art in 2017, with the earlier completion of an alternative free Arts MA with School of the Damned (2014 -'15) catalysing a further curatorial interest in the inclusive potential of alternative pedagogy. In 2018 she was awarded an Arts Council International Development fund to undertake international research on community led archives and the archival preservation of marginalised voices, with research published in print by Montez Press as a widely read essay entitled 'Class and Curating'.
Previously working for five years with schools, families, young people and vulnerable groups within Education at the Victoria & Albert Museum and then as the Public Programmes Curator for Bloc Projects gallery in Sheffield, Campbell is currently 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: ‘Reflex’ - an exhibition of work by Sean Doyle & Mally Mallinson, The Mall Shopping Centre, Luton, 2016 (Photo credit: Tim Bowditch).