CV

Personal Statement

I am an independent curator based in Liverpool, whose research explores the impact of the digital age on society. I have five years experience in producing exhibitions with a research-led practice, organising events, symposiums and academic talks. This has broadened my skills in artist research and liaison, marketing, branding and budgeting, and enhanced my successful track record in writing bids and fundraising.

As a dedicated researcher, I am the Founder and Editor of the blog Cognitive Sensations, a platform exploring the intersection between art, science and digital culture. I have presented my research in a number of symposiums and conferences including the British Museum and Tate Liverpool, and have published academic papers for Journals within the arts.

Education

MA Art History & Curating (Liverpool Hope University)
BA (hons) Architecture (University of Manchester)
Online course in Neurobiology (University of Chicago)

Curatorial Projects

2018 – 2019
Cognitive Sensations (THECUBE, FACT)
Curator, Creative Producer

Cognitive Sensations was an exhibition and events programme exploring the neurological effects of the digital age. This was a research driven project supported by Arts Council England, taking place between London and Liverpool between November 2018 – May 2019.

I designed and delivered five academic panel discussions with immersive artistic performances, including speakers from George Washington University, University College London and Kings College London. I curated an exhibition featuring ten artists, exploring the core evolving themes from the programme. I commissioned a new artwork by artist Marcos Lutyens and neuroscientist Richard Cytowic, exploring sensory experience in the age of distraction. This included the organisation and delivery of a touring exhibition showcasing this new work.

A primary output of the project is a research blog showcasing content that I have written, sourced and commissioned via my network. With additional funding, this blog is still live and in continuous professional development.

2017
The Dinner Party: Of Time & Place (The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum)
Lead Curator and Project Manager

This was a two year project which explored the evolution of Liverpool’s  1960s-70s creative scene, consisting of an exhibition, panel discussion, website and catalogue. This personal exhibition told a story of five painters, using Sam Walsh’s painting The Dinner Party (1980) as a centre point. Its content evolved through conversations with a network of individuals connected to the artists. My work was divided into three core categories; research, management & production, and exhibition communication.

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One Month Conversation, (Metal, Edge Hill Train Station)
Curator

This was a collaborative multimedia project between selected artists, poets and writers, presented as part of a wider event Garden of Resistance. The project explored the evolution of dialogue during the digital age, where words and thoughts are often expressed on screens, minimising the rate of chance encounters with strangers.  The project aimed to bring a new sort of conversation alive, using visual and linguistic messages to form an artistic interpretive language.

Related Work Experience

2017-18
The Whitworth Art Gallery
Curatorial Assistant (volunteer since 2012)

2016
Liverpool Biennial
Mediator

2015 – 16
Bluecoat
Engagement Assistant

2015
Liverpool Biennial
Curatorial Trainee

2013
Leonardo da Vinci EU funded programme
Gallery Assistant

2012

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Arts
Gallery Assistant

Publications & Writing

2018
New Models of The Inner Self: Identity in the Digital Age
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice

Writer for State of the Arts

Editor for Leonardo Journal

Public Speaking

2018
Museums and Digital Memory – Conference (British Museum)
The Neurological Effects of the Digital Age and Museums

Machines will watch us die – Symposium (Holden Gallery)
Exhibitions in the Age of Distraction

Hope Liverpool University – Lecture
So We Made an Exhibition

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