Lucy Day , Sound Drawing after Caracci, 2007. ink on paper, audio (of drawing being made 8 minutes, 51 secs)
Having initially trained and practiced as an artist I became involved with the curatorial side of the art world when I co-ran The Commercial Gallery , an artists led space in East London that ran from 1995 to 2000. A dip into the world of arts management between 2000 and 2005, working on artists professional development at Space Studios led to my being Director of Artists Professional Development and Co-Director of Exhibitions by the time I left the organisation.
I joined up with Eliza Gluckman, a former colleague at Space, in 2006 and together, under the curatorial partnership of Day + Glucknan we curated our first project Drawn Apart in 2007, comprising two exhibitions - one in a contemporary art space in East London and one in an Old Master Drawings Gallery in the West End, where we curated significant Old Master Drawings alongside contemporary artists including Kate Davis, Leo Fitzmaurice and Terry Smith. In the same year we were hired by the law firm Collyer Bristow Gallery to programme 4/5 exhibitions a year in their gallery space in Holborn. To date we have shown around 100 or so artists, from recent graduates to established practitioners across 12 shows.