Project curator Middachten Castle

Thanks to the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund I worked for a year as project curator for Middachten Castle on several projects to bring the story of 800 years of history of this remarkable place (castle, gardens and estate) to a wider public. 2022 was dedicated to remember the heiress of Middachten Castle, Ursula […]

Ceramics Ireland

Exhibition Land/Marks Ceramics Ireland organised in 2020 the fourth of their Triennial Exhibition series: Land/Marks. The exhibition brought together the diverse applications and approaches to clay practice of leading Irish established and emerging makers. Ceramics Ireland views this exhibition as a further stride towards building the reputation and awareness of Irish ceramics practice internationally. I was invited […]

Embrace the past!

Work by Leo Caillard. Photo by Stuart Smythe

Open lecture with Hélène Bremer Like all artists are standing on the shoulders of their predecessors, all historic houses are formed by generations of occupants. These occupants shaped and changed the look of the house over the centuries. Bringing contemporary artists in a historic house is a way for a curator to tell the story […]

Artist project, The Pound, Corsham (UK)

Artists and educators Anya Beaumont & Jo Taylor hosted a half day symposium in conjunction with their Arts Council supported project GrowFlowShow, inspired by the architectural story of Corsham. At the symposium entitled ‘How can contemporary arts professionals elevate built environments to create fresh public engagement?’ I talked about my role as contemporary arts professional on […]

Research Week at Konstfack, Stockholm – Sweden

Konstfack University Stockholm Sweden

As part of the research week for MA students at Konstfack in Stockholm, I was invited to lecture as part of a study day with the theme: ‘This House is not a Home: Creating contemporary art installations in Historic House Museums’. I spoke about my curatorial practice to introduce students to the chances, pitfalls and […]

‘Renewed Past in jewellery by Evert Nijland and contemporary art’

CODA Museum

In the exhibition Renewed Past: in jewellery by Evert Nijland and contemporary art, the jewellery maker Evert Nijland curated the display of his own work from the last fifteen years. I acted as an advisor to him and to the other curators. I was also responsible for contracting other artists whose work, like Evert’s, is inspired by the […]

Book launch Jenny Ymker

Jenny Ymker - Garden

Visual artist Jenny Ymker held an exhibition of her gobelins and launched her first book with an overview of photographic works on tapestries in the historic setting of a medieval castle. I was responsible for finding a suitable location for her exhibition and, in addition, I wrote an introduction on historical tapestries for the book and spoke […]