Axis works with selectors from England and Wales who nominate projects for inclusion on the programme. Selectors nominate and write about work that they feel will inspire artists and commissioners and broaden the understanding of practice within the public realm.
Freelance curator & writer
Public Realm selector from September 2008 until September 2009
Angela Kingston is an independent curator with a strong interest in public art.
Her most recent exhibition, Art with Strangers – with works by Jordan Baseman, Kathryn Boyd, Anne Elliot & Jeanette Bell, Sonja Feldmeier, Charlotte Ginsborg, Adam Green and Ben Rivers – took place at Turnpike Gallery in Greater Manchester (2008).
Her exhibition Fairy Tale – featuring six international artists – toured from The New Art Gallery Walsall to Chapter in Cardiff and Leeds Art Gallery (2007); an estimated 80,000 visitors saw the show.
A forthcoming exhibition on the theme of Underwater will be launched in spring 2010 at Towner, Eastbourne, and tour to other coastal galleries.
Since 1999, she has curated several public art commissions at The Cancer Centre in Birmingham – including a drawing for a waiting area by Simon Faithfull, and a 40-part artwork for the corridors by Sharon Kivland.
Angela Kingston also writes about the visual arts for catalogues and websites.
For an interview, see luxonline.org.uk/vodcasts.html
Selected CommissionsQueen B (August 2009) Room with a View (April 2009) Twinning Project at Callendar Park, Falkirk (January 2009) The Black Dog's Progress (October 2008)