PLEASE NOTE, SUSAN CHRISTIE HAS HAD TO CANCEL DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
The look again panel explores the process of producing public art, and the artists/curators consideration of context, community, heritage and place, while examining the challenges and benefits to cultural reputation and economy.
Hilary Nicoll - Associate Director, Look Again Visual Art and Design Festival
Hilary Nicoll is Associate Director of Look Again Festival and delivers the Creative Futures programme at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. She has worked for over 20 years in the visual arts, in roles including Arts Development Officer for Glasgow City Council, Visual Arts Officer at Arts Council England, as Director of Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Aberdeenshire, and as a freelance consultant for a variety of organisations including Creative Scotland. She has a particular interest in artists career paths, art beyond the gallery and public engagement. She is a Board member of Hospitalfield Arts and Wasps Studios.
Jacqueline Donachie - Artist
Jacqueline Donachie is one of Scotland's most respected contemporary artists, graduating from The Glasgow School of Art's influential Environmental Art department, which encouraged artists to place their work in a variety of public contexts out-with the gallery space. She holds a PhD from Northumbria University that examines the capacity for artworks to influence research and care in the field of genetics.
Susan Christie - Curator - CANCELLED
Independent curator and producer based in Cromarty, on the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands.
Attracted to working in unusual spaces and situations to reinvigorate places and foster new experiences through contemporary arts interventions. Projects have embraced churches, cathedrals, a lighthouse, a multi-storey carpark, empty shop units, city streets, graveyards, hotels, rivers, underpasses and hidden gardens.
Susan has spent over 25 years collaborating, curating and nurturing a diverse range of public art activity. Projects vary in scope from small-scale highly participatory events to artists’ research residency programmes and long-term large-scale complex initiatives in the public realm.