I am a Doctoral Researcher at the International Centre for Culture and Heritage Studies at the University of Newcastle (ICCHS). My research project ‘Looking beyond ‘The Angel’’ focuses on Newcastle-Gateshead as a case study for investigating the interpretive frameworks and potentials of a contemporary ‘public art collection’.
This PhD project stems from my own professional background within public art commissioning, working as a freelance curator and project manager with Grit & Pearl LLP and Inspire Northumberland and as Commissions Officer, Art Council England North East (2003-2010). Beyond my involvement in public art I have worked more broadly in the visual arts sector since the early 1990s, as an artist, an arts consultant and as a professional development specialist with AN The Artists Information Company (1997-2003).
I hold an MA in Fine Art and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management, (both from Northumbria University), a Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking (Wimbledon School of Art) and a BA in Expressive Arts (Brighton Polytechnic).
You can download a copy of my full CV from my academia.edu profile page.