A visual arts specialist, I follow the impact of public policy on the arts and cultural infrastructure, often writing about it for The Guardian Culture Professionals Network, a-n Artsnews, New Statesman, The Observer, The Stage, Art Monthly, and Culture 24, as well as  posts on this site.

Guardian profile here.

New Statesman profile here.


2015 saw the publication of my first book, The Interpretation Matters Handbook, which explores the writing galleries produce for public information from a variety of perspectives. More information here.


“Interesting, opinionated and provocative” – Simon Stephens, Editor Museums Journal.
“Refreshing and provocative” – Jerwood Foundation.
“Her opinions on what makes a text label clear, informative and engaging are accurate, and her advice would be useful at any exhibition planning meeting”- Arts Professional magazine.

Some selected links are below, or view my complete portfolio via these links:

  1. View web publications
  2. View newspaper reviews
  3. View magazine articles

Selected links

Writing Gallery Texts & Wall Panels, The Guardian, August 2015

A Q&A with Bridget Riley, a-n Art News, June 2015

Ben Uri Gallery, a-n Art News, April 2015

Why Gender Inequality is still an Issue, a-n Art News, February 2015

Self at Turner Contemporary, a-n Art News, January 2015

Folkestone Triennial, review, a-n Art News, September 2014

b-side festival: A Collection of Works for Portland, preview, a-n Art News, August 2014

Whitstable Biennial: Memorable, unusual and slightly bonkers, review, a-n Art News, June 2014

Appetite Stoke, a-n Art News,June 2014

Simon Faithful: Shopping Around, a-n Art News, June 2014

House Festival, review, a-n Art News, May 2014

PLACE Report, a-n Art News, April 2014

Sluice Art Fair, a-n Art News, October 2013

Frieze Projects 2013, interview with curator Nicola Lees, a-n Art News, October 2013

Beautiful ArtSOUTH, feature, a-n Art News, September 2013

When the subsidised visual arts went to Google for the day, The Guardian, July 2013

Interview with Peter Heslip, a-n Arts News, June 2013

No reputation without representation? A-n Arts News, June 2013

Why are Universities scrapping their Community Arts Projects? The Guardian, May 2013

Cr8net conference review, for a-n Artsnews, April 2013

Genuine collaboration is harder than the rhetoric suggests, for Frame and Reference, March 2013

Things Taken Apart, review of Rosa Barba exhibition, Turner Contemporary, for Frame and Reference, February 2013

Defending Freedom of Expression in the Arts, Conference report, a-n Arts News, January 2013

How to be an Arts Freelancer, The Guardian Culture Professionals Network, January 2013

Arts Freelancing: Learning to support yourself, The Guardian Culture Professionals Network, January 2013

Putting the Contemporary into London Art Fair, for a-n news, January 2013

“!” (Hollywood Blues), A spoken choir performance by Rowena Easton, review commissioned by artist, October 2012

A Peculiar kind of Biennial, review of Whitstable Biennial,  New Statesman, Sept 2012

Olympic Art Review: Beyond the Rhetoric, for The Guardian Culture Professionals Network (in which I describe the Arcelor Mittal Orbit as “a brilliant example of willy-waving on an epic scale.” July 2012

Endowment funding – a catalyst for conformity? For a-n, June 2012

Why are Openings still called Private Views? For Axis webzine, May 2012

Forgan Forgone, Guardian Culture Professionals, March 2012

State of the Arts conference report, New Statesman, February 2012

State of the Arts Conference preview, The Guardian February 2012

Art Review: Asia Triennial Manchester 2011 New Statesman, October 2011

Insight feature: What do Festivals add to a City? The Stage, June 2011

This book was produced by Channel Five and Arts Council England as part of their Five Art Cities project.  It includes essays by Tim Marlow, Helen James – and myself.

You can download a copy of my essay Cultural Stew here, and find links or downloads to other published archive pieces through the links above.

You can view my piece on the Liverpool Biennial of Art  2010, for the New Statesman here.  I also blog regularly on arts and cultural policy – you can read these pieces from the home page.

A piece on Frieze Art Fair 2009 is here.


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