Exhibition-making is meaning-making, whether one is working as a curator, a collections manager or as an artist. It is as exciting and complex an intellectual endeavour as is writing a book — and logistically far more complex. It requires a high degree of research skill, technical knowledge, conceptualisation and visualisation expertise, communications flair, financial dexterity, stamina, and a love of material culture, of collaborative work, and of the audience. I have curated innovative exhibitions for both museums and galleries in the fields of science, technology, medicine, design and the fine arts, as well as having created large-scale collaborative site specific projects and showing as an artist internationally.
Thinking Through Objects, presentation at The Exhibition as a Product and Generator of Knowledge, Deutsches Museum, Munich (2008) This conference explored the contribution exhibitions make to research culture and research methodology, particularly in relation to history of
You Are Here: The Design of Information, Curatorial Advisor, Design Museum, London (2005) Curatorial Advisor to Lead Curator James Peto concerning overall exhibition structure and science content on this important exhibition looking at information design and graphics;
Introduction & Index, silkscreened translucent banners and artists’ bookwork (1994): Printed Matter (New York); Artexte@MACM (Montreal); Bath Public Library (UK); Ridington Room, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), C Magazine (Toronto) A meditation on censorship and the power