The Exchange, Somerset House, West Service Yard, Goods Entrance, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 1LA
After 12 years' experience working in the city and in-house as a commercial solicitor and Director of Human Resources, Caroline moved through education and fundraising into curating. First gaining a Master's in Modern and Contemporary Art from Christie's Education, she went on to complete an MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London.
At the heart of Caroline's practice as a curator is the placing of contemporary art in the public realm, to transform and enrich our urban environment. Working collaboratively with cross-disciplinary professionals, such as architects, ecologists and designers, while also building community engagement, she interrogates how art outside the institution or gallery can create a space of encounter. She seeks to help emerging artists mediate their work to a non-art audience, involving and exciting as wide a public as possible with contemporary art, creating experiences that can be shared and enjoyed. Caroline works within the vibrant creative arts hub of Somerset House studios in London.
Caroline sits on the Advisory Board of Kensington + Chelsea Art Week as Curator of Special Projects and this year is helping the Committee bring the ten day festival of art and culture to the borough, opening with a series of exciting events including a public art trail, spoken word festival, late night gallery openings and community led celebrations, on 1 October until 11 October 2020.
In May 2020, Caroline joined the Board of Trustees of Primary, Nottingham and has a particular interest in programming and developing cross-arts organisational collaborations and artist residencies. Primary is an artist-led space that supports creative practice through artist studios and residencies, public exhibitions and events, placing artistic research, experimentation and production as a public process, at the core of its work. Located in its spacious Grade II listed building in the heart of Nottingham, it provides over 40 studios for artists, together with the Small Town Bakery and Primary Gardens. Primary's public programme focuses on community exploring new ways of supporting and collaborating with local residents and organisations, interrogating issues which shape the neighbourhood and acting as an important cultural resource. Rooted in Nottingham but with a national and international outlook, Primary develops significant commissions and conversations with contemporary artists, working in the UK and across the globe.