Curious Curators devises art-based social history projects with an emphasis on place-making and story-telling.
Curious Curators was founded in 2016. Our first commissioned project was based in London’s Bankside. This resulted first in an exhibition at the OXO Gallery on London’s South Bank called Bankside’s Past In The Present. This on-going project continues to explore the industrial history of Bankside, the latest being a play about the Albion Flour Mill called “Albion in Flames“. Other projects include “That’ll Be The Day – a boyhood remembered”, and “Cavendish Histories; making childhood memories“, both based in Hull, Yorkshire plus explorations in Berlin, Germany and Sydney, Australia.
Adrian is a freelance educator, researcher and artist. Originally fine art trained in the UK and Italy, his professional career has spanned primary, secondary, adult and higher education and local government. He worked for the Arts Council (London) as Head of Access and Education. Later, at London Metropolitan University, he created the Arts Learning Partnership and led a pan European vocational training project in Berlin, Istanbul and London. He then began a freelance career in project management. During this period he directed a national music education programme for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Today, in addition to attending drawing classes at the Royal School of Drawing in London, Adrian has recently joined the Board of Living Maps (www.livingmaps.org).
2016 May: Dulwich Open House, London
2017 May: Dulwich Open House, London May-June: OXO Gallery, Southbank, London
2018 Feb – April: Hull Open, Ferens Gallery, Hull (17th February – 22nd April) March – May: Southwark Cathedral (31st March – 4th May) May: Dulwich Open House (12th 13th and 19th 20th May)
May: Dulwich Open House Venue: 115 Dulwich Village, SE21
August: “Aufdecken von Geschichten”, Berlin & London Venue: Streetunivercity, Kreuzberg, Berlin
How we work
Building Memory Bridges
We respond to requests from individuals and communities as well as instigate our own creative projects.
Design & Planning
We co-design and plan projects with participating communities through a variety of creative workshop processes. We also explore resource options to support the project’s implementation.
Delivering Creative Outcomes
Our aim is to deliver high quality outcomes for participants and audiences. The outcomes can be artworks, writing, oral history workshops, exhibitions and performances.