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.

Programme Curator  Stella Bottai
Stella curates the Gallery’s programme of commissions, exhibitions and live events. She was Associate Curator of Over you/you, the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (2015), and has previous experience working as Curator, Fiorucci Art Trust, London (2014-15), Assistant Curator, Frieze Projects London (2013-14) and Assistant Curator, Serpentine Galleries Public Programmes (2012), before which she completed an MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art (2013). She is a review contributor to Mousse Magazine.

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 Jackie Thomas
A graduate of Art & Design History at Kingston University, Jackie worked as a journalist, interior designer and musician before assuming her current position as Gallery Coordinator. She designs and makes book-editions that explore science and art, which she exhibits at fairs including the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair and the Small Publishers Book Fair, London. Her pieces are owned by university and private collections in the UK and abroad, including the British Library Contemporary Collection.

Gallery Assistants 2018-19 Lucy Brett, Kyle Campbell-Pope, Karim Isaac-Shah, Ed Longville, Antonis Sideras, Alex Stillwell, Harriet Walsh, Chloe Webster

Gallery Technician Marc Bultitude

Stanley Picker Gallery & Dorich House Museum Advisory Group
Colin Rhodes – Chair, Dean of Kingston School of Art (KSA), PVC (Development)
Damian Chandler – Associate (Asia) Brunswick Arts
Clare Cumberlidge – Co-Director Thirteen Ways
David Falkner – Gallery & Museum Director
Laura Grace-Ford – Artist, Stanley Picker Fellow (2013)
Catherine Ince – Deputy Chair, Chief Curator V&A East
Jana Scholze – Course Director, MA Curating Contemporary Design KSA
Mandy Ure – Artist, Head of School of Fine Art KSA
Rhoddy Voremberg – Lawyer, Stanley Picker Trustee