BAFTA BRITISH FILM ACADEMY AWARDS
Awards voting as a BAFTA member for several years in various categories inc.Documentary, Films Not in the English Language, and the Writing Chapters. Curator also of two exhibitions at BAFTA, Piccadilly.
International Contemporary Art Fair 2018. Jury member. London, UK
Working on the Jury of My Europe, My Rights, photography competition, 2017. European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.
International Photography Competition – curated and opened the exhibition, and worked as the Jury Chair
Jury Chair and Curator of the Chachipe exhibition at the OSA Archives. My curatorial proposal to the OSA Archives was to set up a photographic/ethnographic field trip project at the beginning and at the end of the ten year period of the Roma Decade 2005-15. The photographer Dorothea Lange's work during the Great Depression was not altogether different, albeit without the book-ended timeframe I proposed. My concept was grounded in comparative analysis, using the tools of documentary photography and ethnography: to photograph and interview the same families across a representative geographic axis twice: at the beginning and at the end of the Roma Decade. The idea that drove my thinking was that such a comparative analysis of a few families along an extended period of time would provide visual (and other) insights about the subjects and society at large. OSA and OSI opted to go with a series of photographic competitions instead. They commissioned me as the chair of the jury and the curator of the exhibition at the OSA Archives Gallery for the first exhibition, which then travelled internationally.
Founding Jury Chair and the Curator of the exhibition of winning entries for four years.
NEU/NOW ART FESTIVAL
Visual Arts Jury Member for the ELIA Arts Festival, 2013 and 2014.
Jury Member, Firenze, Italy. International Photography Competition
CULTURES IN MY STREET
Jury Member, European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, International Photography Competition. Belgium.
Jury Member, Your Story Photography Competition, Picture House Cinemas, UK.
CREATIVES WITHOUT BORDERS
FilmFest, film and arts programming and curating
MONTSERRAT COLLEGE OF ART
Public presentation at the art college, and portfolio reviews of arts students of photography, painting, illustration, installation and sculpture. Beverly, MA, US.
Mentor, Portfolio Reviewer, Panellist/Speaker about artist residencies, programming and arts management. Boston, US.