Associates

Rachel Bradley

Associate, Curator 

Rachel Bradley is a freelance curator and public art consultant working with the visual arts, public art and education sectors since 1999.  Her specialities include public art and public realm commissioning; exhibition organisation; policy development; strategy writing; event design, artists’ professional development programme delivery, publishing, coordination and evaluation.  She set up and organised six editions of the New Art West Midlands exhibitions (2013-2018) working in partnership with five university art schools and major galleries such as Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on behalf of Turning Point West Midlands visual arts network. She directed the pilot external project, New Art WM – Art Market Project (2014-2016), for Birmingham City University, an initiative to develop the market for contemporary art within a region.  Bradley recently evaluated the Longbridge Public Art Project (2012-2017), developed by commissions agency WERK with partners St Modwen Properties, Bournville College and Birmingham City Council. She has previously developed public art, per cent for art and heritage strategies and commissions for University of Worcester, Groundwork, mac Birmingham, Wyre Forest District Council, Shropshire Council, Castlemilk Environment Trust, Blue Lamp Business Parks, Optima Housing Association, British Waterways. Formerly Co-Director of Midwest (an artists’ professional development support agency), Bradley also co-curated the Scottish Pavilion of the 2005 Venice Biennale.

 

Cynthia Grant

Associate, Transport and Engineering

Cynthia Grant has been a transport specialist since 1973.  As the Executive Director of the London Docklands Development Corporation from 1985 to 1998 she advised, managed and oversaw the design and procurement of new transport infrastructure for London’s Docklands. She has also been involved in the transport planning for other major projects, including the Millennium Dome, Battersea Power Station and Bus Priority for London.

 

Jenni Lomax

Working in the fields of visual art and art education, Jenni Lomax was the Director of Camden Arts Centre, London, from 1990 to 2017, where she established an influential and forward-thinking programme of international exhibitions, artists residencies and education projects, all of which have artists and their ideas at the core. She led the organisation through a major building refurbishment scheme which was completed in early 2004. She was awarded the Order of the Polar Star in 2017, Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2007 and received an OBE for her services to the Visual Arts in 2009.

Before Camden Arts Centre, Jenni developed and headed up the Community Education and Public Programmes at the Whitechapel Art Gallery for 10 years through the 1980’s. Throughout her career she has been closely involved in projects that champion and support artists and art education at all levels and has been a member of selection and judging panels for numerous artists’ awards and exhibitions including: The Freelands Award, The Turner Prize, Arts Foundation Award, Jerwood Drawing Prize, Nissan Art Prize, the John Moores Painting Prize and Outset Studio Makers Award. She is currently working independently on a range of curatorial, writing and archival projects. In addition, she regularly gives talks and takes part in seminars and panel discussions in art and educational institutions across Britain and abroad whilst also working in an advisory capacity to a number of charitable organisations and grant giving foundations.  

 

Lee Mallett

Associate, Regeneration and Communication

Lee Mallett is a specialist in urban regeneration. He is Director of Urbik and advises on strategy and communications in the built environment. He has advised major regeneration projects such as King’s Cross, Channel 4’s The Big Town Plan for Castleford. He helped create a new regeneration delivery strategy for Swindon and authored an economic regeneration strategy for Hammersmith & Fulham. He is working on a major new 10,000 home ‘market town’ in Sussex and business plans for two new development companies for London boroughs. He has co-published and edited Planning in London magazine for 20 years and was previously Editor of Estates Times (now Property Week) and Building Design. He has an MA in urban design.

 

Sally Williams

Associate, Curator

Sally Williams is a visual arts consultant and researcher whose experience includes local government, arts funding, public and private sector commissioning.  For ten years, as Commissions Officer at Public Art Development Trust, she project-managed many permanent and temporary commissions and since 2002 she has been part of the Public Art Team at Canary Wharf PLC working on the company’s exhibitions and commissioning programme.