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Wednesday 21 October 2020


This event is for STEAMhouse Members only.

STEAMhouse members are invited to join Curator Jes Fernie for an informal conversation about her practice.

Led by Ruth Claxton. This is the latest in a series of events designed to demystify the commissioning process and help artists understand how different curators work and how projects and relationships evolve.

Please note, this event is for STEAMhouse members – find out more about joining HERE.

Our Guest

Jes Fernie is an independent curator and writer based in Essex, UK. She works with galleries, architectural practices, and public realm organisations on public programmes, commissioning schemes, exhibitions and residency projects across the UK and abroad. Working primarily beyond gallery walls, she is interested in an expansive idea of contemporary artistic practice, which encompasses dialogue, research and engagement.

She has worked as a curator and writer with a broad range of organisations including Focal Point Gallery, Firstsite, Tate, Peer, RIBA, Matt’s Gallery, Manchester International Festival, Turf Projects, Flat Time House, Serpentine Gallery, Milton Keynes Gallery, Seventeen Gallery, Museum of London, Lund Cathedral, Wysing Arts Centre, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the RCA.

In recent years she has lectured, mentored and carried out studio visits at Goldsmiths, Central St Martins, University of Essex, University of Leicester, The RCA, University of East Anglia, The Cass, and Delfina Foundation.

Why come to this event?

To meet people

To learn more about how things work

Who should come along?


Arts Organisers