Paul Bayley (Director)
Paul worked at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and then in the Exhibitions Department at the Tate Gallery through to becoming Director of Visual Arts at Cornerhouse, Manchester. Since moving to London in 2002 he has worked as a visual arts officer for the Arts Council of England and Art in Churches Officer for Art and Christianity Enquiry.
Major freelance curatorial projects include: Manchester Pavilion, Venice biennale (2001); Cinerama: Isaac Julien, Cornerhouse (2001), which led to the artist being nominated for Turner Prize; Yoko Ono: Morning Beams for the City of London, St Paul’s cathedral (2006); and The Film and Video umbrella touring exhibition A Light Shines in the Darkness (2015). Selected writings include: The Dark Monarch, Tate Gallery (2010), Contemporary Art in British Churches, ACE Trust (2010); Panic Attack: Art in the Punk Years, Merrell (2007); Linder Sterling Artworks, JRP Ringier (2006); and 20: Twenty Cornerhouse Exhibitions 1985–2005, Cornerhouse (2005).
Neil Jefferies (Studio Manager)
After graduating from Cardiff School of Art & Design, Neil ran tactileBOSCH Gallery & Studios for two years before moving to London in 2010 to study an MFA in Curating at Goldsmith, University of London. In 2010 he won the Contemporary Art Society's inaugural Starting Point Prize. He has previously curated exhibitions at Southampton City Art Gallery, Cell Project Space, and the Zabludowicz Collection.
Kate Neave (Curator)
Kate Neave is an independent curator and art writer. Her experience spans the commercial and public art world having previously worked at Southard Reid, Josh Lilley and Modus Operandi Art Consultants. She now works as Assistant Curator to Francesca Gavin and is currently Assistant Curator for Manifesta 11 opening Spring 2016. Kate’s also curates exhibitions independently, most recently, A Crazed Flowering featuring Freya Douglas-Morris, Nicholas Johnson and Lucy Whitford at Frameless Gallery, London, 2015. Kate writes on contemporary art for Dazed Magazine, Twin Magazine, Sleek Magazine, LEAP Magazine and is Editor and writer for the Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award. Kate holds an MA in History of Art from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute in London.