LUCY DAY – (FOUNDER) DIRECTOR/CURATOR
Lucy’s background is an artist, co-curating the artist-led spaces The Commercial Gallery and Commercial Too in the late 90s before joining SPACE Studios, leaving as a Director to develop Day+Gluckman curating partnership with Eliza Gluckman in 2006. Between 2006 and 2017 they curated over 30 exhibitions, exhibiting more than 200 artists and working with a variety of organisations and spaces, including Collyer Bristow LLP, V&A, National Trust, Trust New Art, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth Arts Centre, NewlynExchange, Bexley Heritage Trust and the Canal & Rivers Trust. Their exhibition Liberties exhibited works by 24 artists and reflected the changes in art practice within the context of sexual and gender equality since the introduction of the Sex Discrimination Act (1975) in the UK. The exhibition was first presented in London at Collyer Bristow Gallery in 2015 and toured to The Exchange, Penzance in 2016 and supported the thinking that led to A Woman’s Place Project CIC.
Throughout her career Lucy has supported artists and arts organisers through mentoring, workshops and organisational change, often working with a-n and Artquest. She is a member of the Exhibitions Advisory Panel at Phoenix, Brighton, a commissioned writer and writer on visual arts practice and exhibitions, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Clore Leadership short course alumnus (Clore50, 2017).
ELIZA GLUCKMAN – FOUNDER DIRECTOR
Eliza Gluckman (Patten) is Senior Curator & Deputy Director at Government Art Collection. Prior to this she was Curator of the New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. She co -founded A Woman’s Place Project CIC with Lucy Day, following on from their 10 year collaborative curating partnership as Day+Gluckman.
Graduating from a five year Fine Art MA from Edinburgh University (1999) she joined SPACE Studios (London) and became a Project Officer and later Head of Marketing and Events helping to launch new studios and digital facilities as well as coordinate artist-led projects in Hackney Wick. She left SPACE to take the MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art (2001-2003) where she developed a specialised knowledge of South East Asian contemporary art, later receiving a research grant from the Arts Council to travel to China. She has worked at the RSA, Parasol Unit and Asia House and has written in various publications including Art Review, Yishu Journal (for Chinese Contemporary Art) and the Guardian online. She writes for Art Asia Pacific magazine. Eliza was the founding curator of the Sinopticon project – exploring chinoiserie and contemporary art.
RACHAEL BROWNING – NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Rachael is Head of Programme Development at Art Fund, leading on the expansion of the charity’s grant-giving programme. Through the programme Art Fund assists UK museums and galleries with the growth of collections, curatorial research and training, exhibitions and touring, and public engagement projects – as well as acting as a leading source of support, advocacy and advice. Sitting on the senior management team Rachael is also responsible for the strategic development of the organisation’s equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, as well as Museum of the Year, an annual award for the sector.
Prior to joining Art Fund she worked for a visual arts consultancy in Edinburgh which was involved commissioning and purchasing works of art for in a number of public and private sector organisations, and local authorities. She has a MA in History of Art from Edinburgh University, and a M.Litt in Museum Studies from St Andrews.
Rachael lives in south London, but frequently returns to Scotland for work (and play).
NATALIE DUFF – COMMS & MARKETING
JAMILA PROWSE – CURATORIAL INTERN 2017
We were delighted to work with Jamila Prowse as an intern for A Woman’s Place Project in 2017.
Jamila is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Typical Girls, an alternative women’s publication which showcases the work of female creatives. She also works across the arts as a freelancer in roles spanning project management, events management, digital communications, facilitation and curation. In 2016, Jamila was an emerging curator at Brighton Photo Fringe. With a BA in Art History, she is predominantly interested in representation and accessibility within the arts sector.