Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF
Monday 01 October 2018 – Thursday 31 October 2019
Image: Emma Morris
Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.
This June, Director of the Paddock Project is making the selection.
Emma Morris has over 20 years experience of working at an executive level for prestigious arts organisations. From 2013 to 2017 she was Executive Director at Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne and oversaw the artistic and learning programmes, collection development, marketing, fundraising and all commercial activities.
Emma was the Deputy Director of the De La Warr Pavilion from 2002 to 2010 and was part of the team which delivered the £9 million refurbishment of this iconic Grade One listed modernist building. From 1995 to 2002 Emma was the Deputy Director at The Photographers’ Gallery in London.
Emma has worked with many artists during her career including Isaac Julian, Richard Billingham, Juergen Teller, Melanie Manchot and Grayson Perry, and was on the judging panel for the Jarman Film Awards in 2016.
In 2018 Emma moved to Dorset to take up the position of Director for the Paddock Project, a new gallery which will be built in the heart of Sherborne and which is entirely funded by the Cannon Foundation. Comprising two galleries (circa 380 square metres), a 120 seat auditorium/cinema, two workshop/education studios, a café and shop, it is planned to open in 2022/23.
Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.
Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network