I currently freelance curate exhibitions across the UK - mainly within the NW of England.
Presented below is an archive of exhibitions I have independantly curated, co-curated and installed in order of newest to oldest exhibitions. Notable places are: Tate Liverpool, The Tetley Gallery, FACT Liverpool, OUTPUT Gallery, Independants Biennial Liverpool, and Convenience Gallery.
I always observe how spaces can evolve for visitor experience, become more accessible for marginalised people, and how the artist can be represented and supported to the next stage of their career.
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THE TETLEY GALLERY- OCT 2022
Retrospect, Reality and Reform.
For this exhibition, we have commissioned four artists from across the north west and Yorkshire to examine the ideas of retrospection, reality and reform, offering a platform for reflective, unfiltered and liberating perspectives from artists of colour. Themes presented include racial justice, feminism, sisterhood and the meaning of home.
The exhibition includes work by Yasmin Ali (she/her), Liverpool-based filmmaker and photographer; Hanna Gwynn(she/her), Liverpool-based comic artist and illustrator; Linnet Panashe Rubaya (she/her), Leeds-based figurative artist; and Simone Yasmin (she/her), Leeds-based writer, spoken word artist and vocal soul.
This exhibition has been a significant opportunity for these early-career artists to extend their practices.
ROOT-ed Zine: Retrospect, Reality, Reform is part of The Tetley Jerwood Commissions programme, supported by Jerwood Arts’ Development Programme Fund. Photography by Jules Lister.
OUTPUT GALLERY - OCT 2021
I was invited to guest curate Hilan Gully's Voices exhibition at OUTPUT Gallery, in Liverpool. Having curated this space before, I was excited for a new way to interpret the work made by the participants of Gully's previous workshops, which was to show the voices of Merseyside based Middle Eastern and Arab community, about climate change, environmentalism, and how they feel their voices are represented and heard.
In this space, we thought it was important to visually demonstrate the protest boards the participants made to emulate a real protest within the gallery, keeping the conversation frontal and ongoing. IMGS: OUTPUT GALLERY
QTIPOC EXHIBITION PARTY -
I really love curating in spaces that will be functional and aesthetic at the same time - this was the case in this instance. This exhibition I curated in the basement of Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds. It was a fantastic fundraiser for QTIPOC charity What Can We Do - that fundraises for UK Black and Brown Trans people’s healthcare, housing, and mental health needs. The space's artwork also consists of Queer university student's work, which consisted of film via projection, canvases, photographs, large print posters, delicate clothing and paper pieces (illustration and poetry). In total it was around 40 pieces of work total.
The space had to be curated start to finish in about three hours - but despite the short time frame, it was complete with safety and accessibility checks.