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.

Stanley Picker Gallery Curatorship 23/24 Call for Applicants Deadline 16 March 2023

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, 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:

Current Members:

Yemi Awosile – Textile Designer & Stanley Picker Fellow (2015)
Mata Ayoub – School Director of Learning & Teaching for Critical Studies & Creative Industries and Art, Culture & Communication
Damian Chandler – Director (Asia), Brunswick Arts
David Falkner – Gallery & Museum Director
Laura Grace Ford – Artist & Stanley Picker Fellow (2013)
Catherine Ince (Outgoing Chair) – Chief Curator, V&A East
Seoyoung Kim – Curator, Kingston Museum (Royal Borough of Kingston)
Jana Scholze – Course Director, MA Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston School of Art
Mandy Ure (Interim Chair) – Artist and Dean of Kingston School of Art
Rhoddy Voremberg – Lawyer and Stanley Picker Trustee