About me

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.




One response to “About me

  1. You had responded to my post in Createquity over the summer, about public art and social media. I apologize for not getting back to you sooner–I really appreciated all your suggestions for further reading, and plan to peruse this blog further for the latest on your research. I’m currently doing some consulting work developing audience surveys for a few public art organizations in the US right now, and also working on a longer essay to submit to an upcoming book about public art, on the topic of audience response. If you’d ever like to Skype to compare notes, I’d be interested!


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