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We are pleased to announce that Sara-Jayne Parsons will join us as the Curator in August!

Sara-Jayne Parsons is currently the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, where for six years she has produced a contemporary exhibition programme featuring the work of a diverse group of artists in various media, including artist residencies and publications.

She has worked directly with many artists to develop and produce new, commissioned works, including John Akomfrah, Ayman Baalbaki, David Blandy, Sonia Boyce, Daniel Bozhkov, Jyll Bradley, Gina Czarnecki, Dornith Doherty, Dave Evans, Alec Finlay, Nicholas Hlobo, Lin Holland, Hew Locke, Nicki McCubbing, Tracey Moffatt, Paul Morrison, Cruz Ortiz, Khalil Rabah, The Royal Art Lodge, The Royal Standard (Jemma Egan, Kevin Hunt, Hamish McLain and Laurence Payot), Janek Schaefer, Sadia Salim, Ranjani Shettar, Emily Speed, Laura El-Tantawy
and Sun Xun.

As well as writing for contemporary art magazines such as Source and Art Monthly Australia, Sara-Jayne has published essays in various exhibition catalogues such as Soft Estate: Edward Chell (2013), 3am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night (2013), I Exist (in some way) (2013), Is Britain Great? 3: The Caravan Gallery (2011), and Jyll Bradley: Airports for the lights, shadows and particles, (2011).

Sara-Jayne received an MA in Art History from the University of North Texas (1996) and was previously Assistant Director at the UNT Art Galleries. She is currently completing a PhD in Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.