I am an artist, critic, and curator living in Oxford, England.
One third of Oxford's only artist and curatorial collaborative, Launch Collaborative, Emily Alexander, Phil Marston and I met many moons ago as fine art undergraduates. Having graduated, gone our separate ways, and developed different skill sets exhibiting, curating, working within event management, communications, and personal development in cities across Europe, we have reunited, fusing skills and ambitions to form Launch Collaborative in Oxford.
Launch Collaborative aims to provide a platform for creative exploration, showcasing some of the best contemporary art by early and mid-career artists, complementing the exhibition programme with live performances, workshops, in-conversation events, and lectures. With the intention of promoting, exploring and contributing towards new and exciting opportunities within Oxford, Launch Collaborative's goal is to provide exhibition opportunities for local artists, at the same time drawing other artists and audiences into the city. Launch Collaborative aim to encourage public interest in the visual arts, whilst remaining committed to artists' integrity and striving towards the development of sustainable careers within the arts.
Interested in social dynamics and the psychology of space, Launch Collaborative are keen to utilise unusual exhibition spaces within Oxford city centre in order to gain maximum exposure for exhibitors, in turn facilitating greater interaction with a wider audience.
Working as part of Launch Collaborative is something that I do alongside reviewing exhibitions and art happenings for the Oxford Mail... and then there's the day job!