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. Supporting innovative practice outside of the Gallery, he sat on the Board of Directors of the performance collective Duckie from 2009-23.
Stanley Picker Gallery Curatorship 23/24 Bori Borbála Soós
Bori is an active participant and organiser of artistic and ecological research. 2022–23 she worked as Artist Caretaker at Eastside Projects, Birmingham and 2012–19 she was Director/Curator at Tenderpixel, London. She curated projects for Kunsthalle Bratislava; tranzit Bratislava; FUTURA, Prague; OFF-Biennale, Budapest; ICA, London; Camden Arts Centre, London and CCA Derry-Londonderry, among others. She has been visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College, the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins and Edinburgh College of Art.
Participation Curator Natalie Kay (currently on Maternity Leave), please contact Sebastian Nissl.
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 Faith McKie
Faith is a Kingston University alumni graduating from Fine Art & Art History in 2020 and studied Masters in History of Art & Archaeology at SOAS University in 2021. She began working at Stanley Picker Gallery and Dorich House Museum as a Museum & Gallery Assistant throughout her undergraduate studies before becoming Gallery Coordinator in 2022.
Gallery Assistants 2022-23 Ahlam Ahmadi, Cameron Aitken, Farah Alali, Honey Birch, Kyle Campbell-Pope, Esther Lowe, Sebastian Nissl, Felix Scott, Alex Stillwell, Alex Warren.
Gallery Technicians Tat Whalley, Aylish Browning.
Stanley Picker Gallery & Dorich House Museum Advisory Group:
Yemi Awosile – Practitioner & Stanley Picker Fellow (2015)
Mata Ayoub – School Director of Learning & Teaching for Critical Studies & Creative Industries and Art, Culture & Communication, Kingston School of Art
Abbie Carr – Head of Development, Alumni Relations & Engagement, Kingston University
Damian Chandler – Director (Asia), Brunswick Arts
David Falkner – Gallery & Museum Director
Laura Grace Ford – Artist & Stanley Picker Fellow (2013)
Seoyoung Kim – Curator Kingston Museum, Royal Borough of Kingston
Jana Scholze – Course Director, MA Curating Contemporary Design, Kingston School of Art
Mandy Ure (Deputy Chair) – Artist & Dean, Kingston School of Art
Rhoddy Voremberg – Stanley Picker Trustee
Kath Wood (Chair) – Arts Consultant