Kate Stoddart

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Career Path
Kate is an independent visual arts curator with 20 years experience of exhibitions, interpretation and publications. She curates gallery-based and site specific projects, supports artists and organisations, as well as researching, writing and producing projects. She is interested in introducing makers to new collections, and spaces, and working collaboratively. She wants to see craft on a grand scale, making an impact at national level. She studied Islamic art and architecture as part of her MA and travelled in Syria, Jordan, Turkey and Egypt by bicycle and other means. Exhibitions include Prickings, 2007, Catherine Bertola and Quiet Sound, 2006 Fermynwoods. She built up a collection of contemporary textiles which was celebrated by the exhibition Reveal, Nottingham’s Contemporary Textile in 2005. She is currently working with three organisations to develop their craft presence and profile. She is a founder member of Fleet, a group of independent producers and curators, and is regional representative for the emerging craft network.

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Position
Independent Curator

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Region
Egypt

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Curator Visit Expectations
To make connections between my historical knowledge and my contemporary practice. To make the most of the group's shared vision for the project as well as individual connections. To meet people in Cairo with a shared affinity, with whom collaboration can be developed, to bring back to my region, and maybe beyond.