Introducing Calum Bayne Following from our recent graduate opportunity we would like to introduce you to our newest team member Calum! Calum Bayne is a Scottish artist & curator based in Salford. He graduated from Newcastle University’s Fine Art BA (Hons) in 2018 and, until recently, continued to live and work in Newcastle upon Tyne. Calum has joined our team as a Graduate Trainee and will be mainly working on The Gatherings programme with Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership. As an artist, his most recent projects include the solo show Stunts (2020) at Mansions of the Future and Queer Contemporaries (2020), a digital group show organised by Short Supply. Looking at ways to foster creative routes to queer protest, Calum’s curatorial focus has been as a member of The NewBridge Project Programming Committee 2020-21.
Introducing Kerenza McClarnan We are pleased to announce that Kerenza McClaren has joined our team as an Associate Curator. Kerenza has been working as a freelance producer and curator for over 15 years. In that time she has largely delivered programmes of work that have a strong track record in managing the collaborative process of artists working with communities and engaging different groups in that process. Much of the work she has undertaken since has furthered the ideas around what is now considered as socially-engaged practice. Kerenza has worked on some large-scale, and high-profile projects in the North West region with commissioners such as Liverpool Capital of Culture, Liverpool Biennial, Channel 4 Big Art Project and Manchester International Festival. Producing for Manchester International Festival on most festivals since 2009 delivering the festival’s most ambitious participation or community collaborative projects including Jeremy Deller’s Procession, The Biospheric Project and MIF 17 opening event What is the City? Other work includes Blackpool and Wyre’s Creative People and Places organisation LeftCoast as their engagement manager and public art and architecture officer for Arts Council England.