Arts Management

Maritime Mix

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I was appointed as Arts Development Officer for Weymouth and Portland in 2007 to develop arts infrastructure, a public art programme and participatory cultural events for residents. This became the ‘Maritime Mix’ (London 2012 Cultural Olympiad By The Sea) programme and I became the Cultural Coordinator for the 2012 Operations Team, collaborating, managing and co-producing […]

b-side

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I founded b-side in 2008, bringing together a range of arts organisations and artists in Dorset that could develop and deliver this programme. At the time, there were no opportunities for audiences to engage with contemporary visual, digital or live events. b-side curators select professional artists to make site-responsive work in Weymouth and Portland. We […]

Light Proof

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Properties of light inform my work as a painter, but the poetic and metaphorical possibilities of staging light as a central element of installation has developed into an entirely separate strand of investigation and research for me. Part of this has involved curating and organizing thematic events and exhibitions. Featured here are the two editions […]

Public Art Management

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I have managed several public art and regeneration projects, developing a particular specialism in community involvement whereby participants are part of a collective design process and collaborate with artists to see their designs realised. Olympic Deckchairs 500 new deck chairs were created for Weymouth Beach. Artists Heather Parnell, David Mackie and Becky Adams held workshops […]

Hotel Delle Nazioni: Design Project

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Recently, I have been involved in work around the ‘cultural tourism’ agenda, examining the economic and social benefits that cultural events can bring as part of destination management. Preceding this by many years, I was involved in a managerial capacity on a number of projects, which I realised later were test cases for how this […]

Moving Tides Carnival Procession

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I created this schools-based project and annual procession in 2008 to try to keep alive Weymouth and Portland’s rich tradition of Summer Carnival in the minds of the next generation. I wanted to propose models of carnival that were more in-line with contemporary global developments and to give an opportunity for local schools to show […]