Dreams of a winter night by Geraldine Pilgrim
Picture House at Belsay 2007
An English Heritage project curated by Judith King
Judith King is an independent curator who has worked primarily with English Heritage since 1998 in developing a series of high profile arts, architecture and design events at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland. She also manages the Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship programme in Berwick upon Tweed, initiating and delivering other heritage/arts projects with north east regional partners and acting as an ambassador for the partnership between the contemporary arts and heritage (Arts Council England and English Heritage) both nationally and internationally.
Her curatorial approach is to place contemporary art, architecture and design within a different arena, inviting an alternative definition of context, content and relevance. The projects at Belsay have included the commissioning of small pavilions for the historic gardens by architects (The Sitooteries,2000), installations in the empty Belsay Hall rooms by fashion designers (Fashion At Belsay 2004) and works by film directors, performers, artists and designers responding to the architectural, social history and specific site narratives that lie within the Belsay estate boundaries (Picture House 2007).
Judith King has been used as an advisor, mentor and member of selection panels. She has recently been awarded a two year Arts Council research fellowship to further her development within the heritage and contemporary arena.