Lynne studied art and design, then achieved an MA hons in History of Art from the University of Aberdeen. She’s worked as a curator, exhibition producer and marketer for some of Scotland’s leading art galleries and organisations.
Lynne now lives and works in the Black Isle in the north of Scotland and continues to work as a freelance curator, producer and web designer as well as developing her own artistic practice.
Projects / employment
Curator and Project Manager, George Wyllie Estate (current)
Leading on exhibitions and collection management and contribute to the development of the foundation.
– Overall management and care of the artwork and archive collection inc. cataloguing, research, maintaining records, loans, contracts and promotion.
– Producing exhibitions and facilitating displays of works from the Foundation’s own collection and from loans inc. packaging, transportation, install, producing interpretation, security.
– Working with a range of partners and funders to further the work of the Foundation.
– Managing budgets, income and expenditure.
– Management and development of online presence and retail.
– Promotion of activities.
Admin & Exhibitions Producer – Society of Scottish Artists (August 2015 – August 2018)
Society of Scottish Artists is artist-led organisation promoting contemporary arts since 1891. It has an active membership of over 1200 members and programme of exhibitions and activities. http://www.s-s-a.org
– Financial co-ordination, monitoring budgets and bookkeeping.
– Managing membership and subscription payments.
– Production of Annual Exhibition and events at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
– Managing yearly programme of activities, exhibitions and events.
– Volunteer co-ordination and staff management.
– Artist, venue and supplier liaison.
– Promotion of the Society and its activities.
Communications Officer – Museums and Collections, Glasgow Life (Glasgow City Council)
Glasgow Museums’ has one of the finest civic collections in the world, with fine art, historic objects, and natural history brought together and exhibited in some of Glasgow’s most beautiful public buildings.
– Developing proactive communications strategy which promote the service and builds an organisation’s reputation.
– Produce communications text and copy for media releases, website and social media.
– Achieving media coverage for abroad range of events and activities across the organisation.
Communications – Edinburgh Printmakers Capital Project (contract April – December 2015)
Developing and managing a communications strategy for Edinburgh Printmakers £10 million project to create an international centre for printmaking and creative industries.
Curator and Project Manager – Zero to Fifty: The Road Bridge Diaries with artist Kate Downie RSA, May – September 2014
As part of the Forth Bridges Festival 2014, renowned artist Kate Downie was appointed as artist-in- residence by the Forth Estuary Transport Authority. The project included a four-week artist residency at the Road Bridge culminating in an exhibition at Hopetoun House. My role was to work with Kate on the development, production and presentation of all aspects of the residency and exhibition.
Curator and Project Manager – The Whysman Festival January 2011 – June 2013
Awarded ‘Best Visual Arts’ Creative Scotland Awards 2012
The Whysman Festival was a year-long celebration of the life and work of internationally acclaimed artist George Wyllie. The festival programme included a major retrospective exhibition at The Mitchell, Glasgow, a large public art project working with community groups and an extensive schools project. Working as part of a small team my role included:
– Concept development and production of Whysman Festival
– Securing venues and partnerships
– Co-curator of George Wyllie retrospective exhibition
– Management of public art installation ‘Big QMS’
– Volunteer management
– Co-editor exhibition catalogue
– Build and management of festival website
– Management of George Wyllie archive website
– Marketing of all festival events and exhibitions
Curator and Project Manager – Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, (November 2010 – November 2013)
The Royal Glasgow Institute is an independent organisation promoting and encouraging Scotland’s contemporary art and artists. The RGI’s Annual Open Exhibition is the largest contemporary art exhibition in Scotland, it also runs the city centre Kelly Gallery.
– Producing the RGI 2013 Annual Exhibition at Glasgow’s McLellan Galleries, Glasgow
– Managing loans of artwork, contracts, install, transportation and insurance for exhibitions.
– Curating an ongoing programme of exhibitions, talks, demonstrations and educational events
– Managing the gallery, staff and volunteers
– Costing and budgetary control for the gallery and projects
– Marketing and promotion of exhibitions and events- Managing membership database and communications.
Marketing and Sales Manager – Glasgow Print Studio (October 2006 – November 2010)
Glasgow Print Studio is one of the world’s largest print studios and enables and promotes excellence and innovation in fine art printmaking through supporting artistic practice, exhibition and education. As part of the senior management team, my remit was to programme and oversee the running, development and promotion of the gallery, shop and off-site exhibitions.Achievements:- Securing funding for development of retail offer and website- Raising substantial funds to support major capital development- Producing off-site exhibitions and exhibitions at international art fairs- Planning and managing the public opening event of Trongate 103- Initiating and producing “First Thursdays” a regular cultural event at Trongate 103- Managing a significant overhaul of collection care and management- Developing sustainable, integrated and inclusive marketing and audience development plans includingcustomer database, e-marketing and social media- Securing sponsorship from corporate partners
Gallery Manager – Glasgow Print Studio (April 2004 – October 2006)
Glasgow Print Studio exhibits and sells works by acclaimed and emerging artists, my role was to programme and oversee the overall running of the galleries including staff and financial management. This was both an administrative and hands-on role which involved moving and installing artworks, caring for the collection, contracts with artists and galleries, maintaining artwork and customer databases.
Editor – Cutting Teeth Literature Magazine (December 2001 – June 2007)
Cutting Teeth was an independent small press magazine supporting new writing in Scotland by publishing short stories and poetry. My role covered all aspects of producing and promoting the magazine as well as promotional events including literature workshops, live events and readings.Achievements:- Directing the magazine through a period of significant change by developing a new format- Produced a poetry exhibition and events in disused shop in Glasgow.- Produced poetry installations in locations across Glasgow for ‘Block’ Festival of Architecture.Gorbals Creates,
Administrator – Gorbals Creates (July 2002 – March 2004)
Gorbals Creates is a partnership led community arts project providing a yearly programme of theatre, dance and visual arts events in the Gorbals.
Web site manager – Glasgow Galleries (September 2002 – September 2007)
Administrator – Arts Development Office South East Glasgow,
Gallery Assistant – Fringe Gallery, Castlemilk, (January 2000 – June 2000)
Gallery Assistant – Art.tm, Inverness, Gallery Assistant (March 1999 – October 1999)
Trustee – Groam House Museum (current)
Member of Board of Management – Ricefield Chinese Arts and Culture Centre
Steering Group Member/Marketer – Radius: Mapping Creative Glasgow
Treasurer – Glasgow Galleries Group
Museum Attendant – Groam House Museum
Music Editor + Arts Writer – Guadie Newspaper
MA (Hons), History of Art, 2:1, University of Aberdeen, 1994 – 1998
Thesis: Post modernity in relation to the photography of Cindy Sherman.
Subjects of interest: American Modernism, Scottish Painting, English Art. Secondary subjects: English Literature, Film Studies.National
Art and Design NC, Aberdeen College