Curator profiles

Below is a list of curators and art organisations. To read more about the curator or organisation just click on relevant "more details" button.

  • ARTbound Community

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    ARTbound Community is a membership based art agency. Creating participatory arts events and annual opportunities for visual artists and fine art photographers.

    We provide established artists with events to present their work to wider audiences, whilst also giving up-and-coming amateur artists the opportunity to enter the art world.

    We offer a wide range of exclusive opportunities to our members whilst occasionally extending our call outs to non-members, for the experience of showcasing with us. Our events range from art fairs, exhibitions, pop up opportunities and...

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  • Bank Street Arts

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  • Berwick Visual Arts

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    Berwick Visual Arts is an initiative managed by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust, which also manages The Maltings Theatre & Cinema.

    We are committed to developing a welcoming and engaging environment of exceptional, ambitious visual art to inspire, challenge and encourage learning and enjoyment for those who work, visit and live in Berwick-upon-Tweed and the communities it serves.

    We achieve this aim through a curated programme of exhibitions, artists residencies, events and projects. We programme exhibitions at The Granary Gallery which aims to be recognised as a venue...

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  • Bob Bicknell-Knight

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    I'm a London based artist working in moving image, installation, sculpture and other digital mediums. Surveillance, the internet and the consumer capitalist culture within today’s society are the main issues surrounding his work alongside an intense fascination in the various cultures associated with video games and online communities. He explores these themes using tools and technologies, which are relatable but not restricted to art.

    I also am the creator and curator of isthisit?, an online gallery of contemporary art. It's a...

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  • Creative Arts Hub / Batley Art Gallery

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    Mark Milnes is a practising Artist and Curator/Arts Development Worker. He worked as Development Officer for Mirfield’s West Yorkshire Print Workshop from 2007 to 2011, and has managed the exhibitions programme at Batley Art Gallery since 2005. Mark is Artistic Director of Creative Arts Hub, an organisation he established to support to creative sector in the West Yorkshire area; he is also an associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS), and a member of Yorkshire Sculptors Group (YSG).

    Recent curatorial projects have included 'Urban Geometry' at the Art...

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  • Cupola Contemporary Art

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    Cupola Contemporary Art was established in 1991 and has grown to become on eof the largest most highly respected privately run contemporary art galleries in the North of England.  With a reputation for quality shows and innovation, the gallery regualrly hosts approximately 10 themed or solo shows per year alongside a collection of constantly evolving fine art and fine craft.  Artists are local, national and international across all media.  Painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, sculpture,  textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery & artists books are all represented.
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  • East Street Arts

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    East Street Arts is a contemporary arts organisation in Leeds. Our mission is to focus on the development of artists through our events programme, membership activities, professional development and studio/facility provision.

    Patrick Studios is a bespoke venue for artists and provides up to 34 quality studio spaces, resource areas, a double height Project Space and the office and headquarters of East Street Arts. It is unique as it addresses artists’ need for structured support outside of academic institutions and fosters an ethos of professional development. It is a place for...

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  • George Sfougaras

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    I am an artist and recent curator.

    My research and practical work are beginning to focus on the formation and expression of personal, religious and cultural identities. I have begun to exhibit and comment on the work that I generate in the form of blogs and publications.  

    'Focus on Identity' is my first curatorial project, which I am hoping to link to my academic work and grant applications, if successful.

    My ultimate aim would be to produce a more cohesive body of practical and written work which focuses on the way we map our past and immediate experiences in...

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  • Glug Leeds

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    Glug is a series of events for the design and creative community. Our showcase event is held in London but there are now many other events around the world.

    Based around a series of talks and informal networking, Glug has become one of the most exciting, credible and well attended creative events around.

    Established in 2007, it’s an eclectic mix of people from all creative walks of life; from advertising, graphic design and the visual arts through to fashion, architecture and the crafts.

    It’s a fine melting pot indeed, regularly attended by creatives, students,...

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  • Heidi Donohoe

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    As an independent curator I pride myself in collaborating with artists working in a variety disciplines - including music, performance and film. I work freelance for galleries but also choose to exhibit artworks in unconventional spaces to challenge audience perception to how we value art and its new spatial given narrative, not always presented in the confines of a gallery. I am Founder of Platform Open Arts (2014), a successful cutting edge annual exhibition that engages in artists practicing in traditional, avant garde and contemporary works of art from across the UK. I work...

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  • Lara Goodband

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    Independent Art Curator working with artists to explore museum collections and unusual places & spaces. I create new arts projects through participatory practice. I am a Lead Artist of Sea Swim www.seaswim.co.uk and Curator of Sea Swim's touring exhibition Head Above Water which opens in July at Peninsual Arts, University of Plymouth. I am a Research Associate at the University of York, regularly work with University departments and am currently working with the Universities of Hull and Plymouth on exhibitions.

    • I am a visual art curator with the versatility to...

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  • Leeds City Council

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    The Arts Development Team runs a funding scheme and a programme of cultural events throughout the year.  

    Our aim is to:

    • CREATE opportunities for local people to take part in the cultural life of the city;
    • SUPPORT local artists and arts organisations working in communities; and
    • PROMOTE partnership working within the arts and cultural sector.

    http://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/Pages/Arts-Development.aspx

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  • Left Bank Leeds

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    Left Bank Leeds is a multidisciplinary arts venue set an amazing Grade II* listed former church building. Our mission is to preserve our amazing venue in order to inspire and empower our community via a sustainable programme of arts and events that promotes creativity, connection and wellbeing.

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  • Lumen

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    Lumen is an art collective, focused on themes of astronomy and light, regularly exhibiting in churches as well as galleries. 

    Through art, exhibitions and seminars we aim to raise a dialogue about how humanity understands existence. The members of Lumen are Louise Beer, Melanie King and Rebecca Huxley.

    Lumen first launched at The Crypt Gallery in Saint Pancras on the Winter Solstice in December 2014.

    In March 2015, Lumen curated their second exhibition "Dark From Night" at St John on Bethnal Green, which was focused...

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  • Mirador

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    Mirador celebrates and is inspired by people discovering how magical it is when arts, culture and heritage merge. We originate, research, develop and deliver unique and enthralling heritage projects that matter to communities and help them create a legacy. Based in the North of England we are a registered charity and we specialise in revealing heritage by using contemporary art.

    We are guided by some basic principles and approaches:

    • To be original and imaginative
    • To deliver great heritage, art and cultural projects
    • To...

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  • Nostell, National Trust

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    Nostell : Work'd by hand.

    In our archives, in a box, bundled with faded invoices, receipts and drawings is 11 year-long daybook of accounts. It was presented by Joseph Rose, master plasterer, as a bill for his work at Nostell from 1766 to 1777 and includes an instruction for 22 feet and 2 inches of ‘oak leaves work’d by hand’. For us that phrase, ‘work’d by hand’, still rings true. It sums up how Nostell was created, by whom and why, how it was lived in, and how it still is today.

    Nostell is an 18th century architectural masterpiece and home...

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  • Saltaire Inspired

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    Saltaire Inspired is an ambitious arts charity, creating quality contemporary arts events in unique settings.

    We have a vision to establish Saltaire as an internationally recognised centre for the visual arts, inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the arts.

    Saltaire Inspired Ltd  was established in 2008 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and is now a registered charity. The organisation is managed by a voluntary board of directors and supported by a voluntary committee who between them provide the...

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  • Sunny Bank Mills

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    A Beautiful Art Gallery, Shop & Tea Room in Farsley, Leeds

    Sunny Bank Mills Gallery is an art, design and culture space housed in a light and tranquil 3000 sq ft old cloth warehouse.

    The Gallery is the creative hub of the Mill and the local community, playing host to a rolling exhibition programme of art by local artists, supporting the performing-arts and concerts within the mill spaces and providing a venue for small events. It houses a shop selling unique and affordable work by local designer makers and a small tea room allowing you to sit and...

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  • The Annex Collection

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    The Annex Collection is an independent arts organisation designed to support artists with a small injection of funds to assist with the continuation of practice.  

    The Collection asks that the artist who is granted the £500 Acquisition Award, exchange their selected original work for inclusion in our collection.

    The Award is open to submissions from artists working across all mediums. As well as painting, printmaking, sculpture & traditional visual arts, we welcome submissions from artists whose work presents a...

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  • The Art House

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    The Art House provide Time, Space and Support for artists to develop their work and connect with audiences.

    We do this through:

    • Residencies and artist commissions
    • Artist Mentoring, focused on artist development
    • Artist-led sharing of best practice
    • Physical and virtual exhibitions, workshops and events 

     

    We work regionally, nationally and internationally, often collaborating or working in partnership with other organisations. Take a look at our  More details

  • The Artists' Pool

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    The Artists' Pool....exploring all aspects of the arts, where artists collaborate and cultivate their creative ideas individually and as a group.

    We organise and curate exhibitions and creative events for group and solo shows.

    We also work with chairities and community projects hoping to bring, share and ignite a creative spirit.

    Our team is a creative herbal teapot, a mixture of cultures, art and experiences. 

     

     

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  • The Biscuit Factory Gallery

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    The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our beautiful gallery spaces set over two floors display a range of exciting contemporary art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftmanship and design led homewares. The Biscuit Factory hosts four major exhibitions a year, representing the work of around 250 artists each season, so there is always something new to see every time you visit. Buying art is a personal experience and so we welcome both seasoned...

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  • The Tetley

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    The Tetley is a centre for contemporary art and learning in a landmark heritage building.

    Centred around creativity, innovation and experimentation, The Tetley is a place for the development of artistic talent. Working with a spectrum of early career and established artists based in the UK and internationally, we commission new work and produce a rotating public programme of contemporary art.
    Our innovative participation programmes and curatorial projects aim to opens the minds of individuals of all ages.

    The Tetley is operated and curated by Project Space Leeds...

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  • Theresa Easton

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    Theresa Easton’s art practice has a history connected with printmaking and its associated materials and processes including paper, etched metal, screen printed glass and more recently book making. Zines, posters & chap books, with political references, social comments and historical content make up her current body of work.

    Based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Easton is one of the founders of Artists’ Union England, a new trade union for visual...

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  • Vault Collective

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    VAULT COLLECTIVE : Uniting artistic practice & platforms in the North East of England.

    We are a self-funded curatorial collective, working to promote the arts sector that we love and believe in. 

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  • WE ARE

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    WE ARE a Wakefield based social enterprise providing a platform for emerging creatives through collaborative projects.

    WE ARE focused on encouraging and growing Wakefield’s creative scene. We do this through curating events and exhibitions that engage people with the Arts and by promoting the creativity of those around us. 

    WE ARE based at The Art House, are freelancers for somewhereto_ and help with the Wakefield Artwalk.

    About somewhereto_ :

    somewhereto_ is a national project, funded by the Big Lottery, which seeks to find free space and opportunities...

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  • b-side

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    b-side is an arts organisation - we work with artists, residents and other organisations to make artworks in response to place: often drawing upon the history, architecture and geography of a particular site or working with communities as source of inspiration and research.

    We offer a range of ways to engage with our programme – including  events, projects,  artist bursaries, artist commissions and residencies and work with young people.

    There is a b-side festival every two years in Weymouth and Portland and continuous developmental work in between, particularly with...

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