Associate Artist, Nottingham Contemporary

‘Scrunchy Friendship Bridge’, 2018
printed and stuffed t-shirt sculpture by Y3 children, Huntingdon Academy
inspired by the work of artist Pia Camil

Gillian was an Associate Artist with the Learning Team at Nottingham Contemporary for nearly 14 years, developing and facilitating workshops, resources and long term projects that engage people with the  Gallery’s exhibitions, encouraging discussion and creative responses in a variety of media. She worked at the gallery from when it opened in 2009 until 2023.

She worked in both in the gallery and in the community with primary, secondary and special schools, young people and adults (including refugees and asylum seekers, people with lived experience of homelessness, people with dementia and people with mental health issues). She developed exhibition notes and resources for schools and groups for each exhibition.

Gillian was artist-in-residence with Jubilee L.E.A.D. Academy, 2020-2023 as part of Nottingham Contemporary’s Schools of Tomorrow programme, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

For more about individual projects such as Loudspeaker, a long-running Opportunities and Change project with women with multiple and complex needs (2013-2022) and Dementia and Imagination, (2014-2016) a national research programme go to News.