Lucy Bannister is an artist-curator based in London. She has worked for a number of years on projects which bring site and context responsive art works into the daily life of the city.
Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2000 she has developed a number of innovative independent projects. She co-founded the international art organisation EmergeD with Amy Sales in 2002, developing the press, marketing and co-curating projects in Glasgow. On moving to Leeds in 2003 she brought a branch of EmergeD to the city, intiating a major project called 'Shift' in the Merrion Market. Between 2004 and 2007 she spear-headed the Leeds based artist group Monitor, taking a lead role in curating the 'Tunes In...' evenings of artists' film, music and performance. Recently she co-curated 42 New Briggate Gallery in Leeds, a pioneering new contemporary visual art gallery, with Yvonne Carmichael; programming exhibitions which drew on themes from Opera North's productions.
She has lectured in collaborative strategies and professional practice at Leeds College of Art and Design and has managed a diverse range of art projects including The Sorrell Foundation's Young Design Programme, Tonic's literature in hospitals project, 'Food for Thought' and Perambulator, New Work Yorkshire's Live Art platform event.
She was editor of the Axis Webzine from 2008 - 12, developing interaction and participation with the website and commissioning new content. She worked on the award winning Art in Yorkshire- Supported by Tate website and mobile app project as Digital Content Co-ordinator. She is now Assistant Editor (Digital Media) at the National Gallery.
CV & Education
2006 - Pagoda, Vitrine, Merrion Centre, Leeds
Qualifications and training
2005 - MSc Electronic Imaging, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee University
2000 - BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture, Glasgow School of Art
2005 - Relative Strangers, Brahm Gallery, Leeds
2007 - I can see the world through the stars..., The Mapping Project, Project Space Leeds, Whitehall Waterfront, Leeds
2006 - (no) Place, Like Home, Beacon Art Project, Lincolnshire
2006 - Spool, Consortium, Amsterdam
2006 - Audio Tourist, Sideshow, Nottingham
2006 - 'I can see the world through the stars...', East Street Arts at the ArtForum, Berlin
2004 - I can see the world through the stars..., EmergeD at 'Extension', Glasgow Art Fair
2011 - Ways of Hearing, Sound and Music and MAAP, Opera North, Leeds
2007 - Testbed4, Leeds Met Gallery and Studio Theatre, Leeds
2006 - Artist in Residence, Beacon Art Project, Peele Secondary School, South Holland, Lincolnshire