Gallery Staff

Director David Falkner
After studying Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design (1988-91), David practiced as an artist, exhibiting throughout Europe, before dedicating himself to interdisciplinary curatorial work in public-sector venues in the UK, initially at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery and Pump House Gallery London, before becoming Director of Kingston University’s Stanley Picker Gallery in 2004 and also Dorich House Museum in 2015. Also supporting innovative practice outside of the Gallery he sits on the Board of Directors of the Live Art collective Duckie.

Participation Curator Natalie Kay
Natalie is an arts educator, visual artist and Kingston local. She has worked with numerous educational and arts organisations including Engage, 5x5x5=creativity, The Cultural Olympiad London 2012, Dorich House Museum and Kingston Museum. As a visual artist she has exhibited her drawings, embroideries and video work nationwide and has enjoyed residencies both in the UK and Morocco.

Gallery Coordinator Rebecca Moss
Rebecca recently completed her MA in History of Art at Birkbeck, following studies at UCL and Camberwell College of Arts. Prior to joining Stanley Picker Gallery in 2019, she worked at The Roberts Institute of Art and Arts Council England in London; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Biennale in Venice.

Town House Coordinator Catherine Sidwell
Catherine studied Design History at the University of Brighton. She is a curator, writer, exhibitions and projects manager and has delivered projects for the Victoria and Albert Museum, MASS: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney and the British Museum. Catherine completed an MA in Arts Management at the University of Technology, Sydney (2002). She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2018) and a TECHNE PhD student within the Modern Interiors Research Centre at Kingston School of Art. She is also founder member of the C.F.A. Voysey Society.

Gallery Assistants 2020-21 Kyle Campbell-Pope, Mengfei Liu, Faith McKie, Alex Stillwell, Maria Val De Los Rios and Honey Birch

Gallery Technician Marc Bultitude

Stanley Picker Gallery & Dorich House Museum Advisory Group:

Call for Expressions of Interest: We are currently seeking two new members for our Gallery & Museum Advisory Group with the aim of proactively seeking to increase the diversity of our membership. Find out more about the role and how to submit and Expression of Interest here. 

Current Members:

Yemi Awosile – Textile Designer & Stanley Picker Fellow (2015)
Damian Chandler – Director (Asia), Brunswick Arts
Clare Cumberlidge – Director, Clare Cumberlidge & Co
David Falkner – Gallery & Museum Director
Laura Grace Ford – Artist & Stanley Picker Fellow (2013)
Catherine Ince (Chair) – Chief Curator, V&A East
Jane Pavitt – Professor of Design & Architectural History and Head of Impact at Kingston School of Art
Jana Scholze – Course Director, MA Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston School of Art
Mandy Ure (Deputy Chair) – Artist and Dean of Kingston School of Art
Rhoddy Voremberg – Lawyer and Stanley Picker Trustee