COMPASS: Emerging Curator Programme

1 Aug 2023 - 30 Mar 2024

COMPASS: Emerging Curators / Photography by Alan Dimmick

Meet the talented curators taking part in COMPASS: Emerging Curators Programme

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Curator Jemima Dansey-Wright

Jemima is a maker, artist, designer and curator who studied textiles at the Glasgow School of Art. Her curatorial practice developed out of a desire to find interesting locations and contexts to exhibit her own work and has resulted in a collaboration with the Library of Olfactive Material and the co-founding of ESTD, a weekly market stall run from The Barras in Glasgow’s East End.

Photography by K Owens

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Curator Murray Morrant

Murray is an architecture graduate, with a narrative curatorial practice that is anthropologically and hermeneutically grounded. Murray is fascinated by the idea of the environment being in constant flux and the translation of natural resources through the process of craft. The concept of material reuse through craft is a central theme throughout Murray’s curatorial approach.

Photography by Murray Morrant

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Curator Rachel Ashenden

Rachel is an independent researcher and freelance arts writer specialising in the feminist avant-garde. Their research seeks to reclaim craft disciplines, particularly textiles and collage, as a tool of queer expression and feminist rebellion. Rachel co-founded The Debutante, a magazine dedicated to illuminating the lives and legacies of women surrealists with an international readership.

Photography by Lesley Martin

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Curator Soizig Carey

Soizig is an artist and designer-maker specialising in contemporary jewellery. Her practice is rooted in slow design and making, feminism and anti-capitalist consumer culture. Soizig has curated and produced exhibitions and projects in craft and print, at DIY galleries and spaces including The Briggait, the Glue Factory and Good Press gallery and led craft workshops for MAKE Learn.

Photography by Gabriela Silveira

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