Throughout the year, the Trust’s Director, Paul Bayley, will support each resident’s artistic and professional development. At the beginning of the year he meets with each artist to assess his or her work and assist in the creation of a bespoke plan to develop and promote it within the context of the London art world. During the year, Paul will hold at least four one-to-one sessions with each artist and is also on hand three days a week to offer assistance on a more casual basis. The Studio Manager, Neil Jefferies, and Curator Kate Neave also offer on-going support.
Paul Bayley (Director)
Since graduating from Leeds University Paul has worked for the past twenty years in contemporary visual arts. From the mid 1980’s 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. During his time in Manchester, he curated over fifty exhibitions working with many well known international artists and project managing important off site installations. Since moving to London in 2002 he has also worked on freelance publications projects and as a visual arts officer for Arts Council England.
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. He won the Contemporary Art Society's inaugural Starting Point Prize in 2010 and has previously developed 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 most recent exhibition was A Crazed Flowering featuring Freya Douglas-Morris, Nicholas Johnson and Lucy Whitford at Frameless Gallery, London. Kate is Editor of the Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award 2015 creating content for Dazed Magazine and Dazed Digital in conjunction with the award. She writes on contemporary art for Dazed, Twin Magazine, Sleek Magazine, LEAP Magazine and this is tomorrow.