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Co-Directors

 

Polly Harknett studied Art History at Cambridge University and went on to gain postgraduate qualifications in Museum Studies and Constructed Textiles. Polly has been curating exhibition for thirteen years. After working at Tate St Ives and the British Film Institute, she was the Contemporary Craft Curator at Brighton and Hove Museums for eight years where she was in charge of exhibition and collection development, artist commissioning and educational activities. In 2007 on behalf of Hove Museum & Art Gallery, she was one of the first set of curators to secure the ArtFund Collect purchase award. Since 2011 she has been responsible for commissioning public art for Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery. polly@unravelled.org.uk

Caitlin Heffernan has been a practicing artist for over 10 years, she completed her MFA at Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design in 2004 and was selected for Perspective 2004 at Ormeau Baths Gallery and the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2005, recent exhibitions include the international group touring show ‘Comfort Zones’ curated by Oriel Davies Gallery. Caitlin has had residencies with the Arts Institute in Prague and Brazier’s International Artist’s Workshop. She is currently Artist Resource Manager at Fabrica where she has extensive experience of programming and project managing including artist talks, events and symposiums. She is also skilled in supporting artist’s practice through a range of events, networking and workshops. caitlin@unravelled.org.uk

Matt Smith has seventeen years museum experience (V&A, British Film Institute and Science Museum as well as numerous freelance projects). He holds an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester and is undertaking a PhD in Craft at the University of Brighton where he is also a part time lecturer. He is a practising artist who was awarded the arc award in 2010 and lectures widely on curating. Recent solo exhibitions include Queering the Museum at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (2011) and Other Stories at the University of Leeds (2012). matt@unravelled.org.uk