I believe that everyone should and can have access to the arts and therefore education and learning form a large part of my curatorial practice. I am interested in both educating people about contemporary art and in the education for and of creative workers.
Education work provides not only a financial support for my curatorial work, but also allows me to engage with people about contemporary art in a variety of ways through my curatorial practice. Having education as a part of my practice, rather than as a by-product, I hope that the curatorial projects I develop offer several “ways in” to understanding and appreciating contemporary art.
Previous educational roles such as my time working for both The Fruitmarket Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland, have seen me develop and deliver guided tours and workshops to a variety of people on a range of different themes. For Strathclyde University and Edinburgh City Council I developed and delivered museum studies related courses and seminars for adult learners.
I also developed workshops in Career Pathways in the Visual Arts which I have delivered to both high school students in Edinburgh and Glasgow University’s Museum Studies Masters students.
Contact me if you’d like further information or would like to collaborate on an education event or project.