I am a curator based in East Anglia with a keen interest in making art, museums, and heritage sites enjoyable and accessible to the wider public.
After studying graphic design and publishing, I chose to pursue my Masters’ degree in Curation at Norwich University of the Arts and used this opportunity to further my research on the subject of community art projects and visitor engagement. In line with the priorities set out by the Arts Council, I focused on devising new ways to improve engagement and educational outcomes for visitors, efficiently attracting audiences that are disengaged with art or heritage sites and reducing the psychological barriers to visiting an exhibition.
For my Masters’ project I am working with Strangers’ Hall, a museum in Norwich, to implement new techniques aimed at increasing visitor engagement. I am also kick-starting my own series of exhibitions ‘The Colourful Characters of Norfolk’ which explores the fascinating life of ordinary residents across the county who have had a great impact on their community. For the first instalment of this project I am returning to Great Yarmouth, where I set up a community exhibition earlier this year and met a true community hero who has made a great difference to the area over the past 20 years.