Curating & Consulting

In conversation at the Derby Quad in 2017. Photo by Ioanna Birdu

Email me if you need help bringing some ideas together for a project or event. I have a knack for drawing original connections between concepts, and organising information in inspiring ways.

I’ll consider any project, but my specialist area is the place where creativity meets digital.

I’ve noticed more and more people being drawn to the creative potential of technology recently. If you’re one of them, give me a shout. I won’t be weird, or patronising, or creepy with you, and I won’t claim to know more than I do. I’ve had a go at most things over the years, and as a result I now have a wide-ranging network and knowledge-base to draw on. I’d be happy to offer free advice and ideas in the first instance.

A lifetime of technology and art

Introducing Lise Autogena in March, 2018, at one of the events I curate for the Site Gallery.

My creative work has been wrapped up with tech from the start – I started out writing programs on my family’s home computer in the 1980s, and drawing comics on the perforated paper that came out of the daisy wheel printer.

Fast forward to 2018. I now hold the part-time position of Digital Curator at Sheffield’s Site Gallery, a leading contemporary art space in the region.

This position was created for me partly because of the reputation of my art/tech/ideas project Hack Circus, which ran for three years (2013-2016) and involved creating immersive events, a quarterly magazine, a podcast, and the commissioning and selling of original work.

I have been working in the technology/art field for over 14 years as a maker, event producer and journalist, and am increasingly invited to share my knowledge and ideas.

Over the years I have brought my expertise to agencies like Wieden & Kennedy, Brandwatch and ustwo, media companies like the BBC and Sky TV, and many museums, galleries, workshops and conferences in the UK and beyond.

 See my CV for more or look me up on LinkedIn.