An arts and cultural projects manager, producer, curator, events coordinator, access consultant, trainer, workshop leader, translator, tutor.
My portfolio has been built primarily through working with and supporting disabled artists in their practice or disabled-led art companies in their projects, consulting arts organisations on how to improve accessibility for their disabled audiences, artists and employees and broader project management work for UK and cross-European projects.
In 2010 I initiated two pioneering projects to actively promote disability awareness and accessibility in Greece, particularly deaf accessibility: a collaboration between deaf and hearing young people who created a fun short film in both spoken and sign language (Shhh…A Fairy Tale); and the introduction and development of deaf accessibility for a multi-sensory touring exhibition (Myrtis: Face to Face With The Past) which was the first public exhibition to include Greek and International Sign Languages.
In 2014 I embarked on a new arts project as an independent curator and co-producer, transforming a small studio in Hoxton, East London, into a gallery once a month. The events have showcased an incredible array of disabled and non-disabled artists, who presented a variety of film, music and video installations to live art, cardboard sculptures and paintings. You can read more about these events here.
The olive tree photos used here are a kind contribution from a much cherished friend (Vasso), part of her first solo exhibition.