Curatorial development in Scotland

Jenny Brownrigg

Jenny has been Exhibitions Director at The Glasgow School of Art ( since 2009. In 2011 she was part of a group led by Glasgow East Arts Company, working on VeloCity, an operational plan for art in the public domain in Glasgow, in the run up to, and after, the Commonwealth Games.

Previously, Jenny was curator of Exhibitions at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee (2002-2009). She devised and set up a yearlong off-site project in the city of Dundee called Nine Trades of Dundee ( ‘Nine Trades of Dundee’ brought trade and art together, commissioning nine UK artists with second non-art trades to lead collaborative art projects with workers from that particular trade in workplaces across Dundee from July 2009 – July 2010.

In 2009 Jenny was commissioned to work with Claudia Zeiske (Deveron Arts) to write a curatorial research report to support the development of a contemporary visual arts programme at Timespan, Sutherland ( In 2006 she was co-curator of The Young Artists’ Biennial, ‘Absent Without Leave (AWOL)’, 2nd Edition, Bucharest, Romania. Previous posts have included; Gallery Co-ordinator at Changing Room Gallery, Stirling, Scotland (1998-9), and Project Officer at Grizedale Arts, Cumbria (2000-2). She was curatorial advisor for Open Frequency (2007- 2008).

Jenny’s publications include: ‘Romantic Vanguard’, (2002, published by The Centre), the result of a residency as part of Royston Road Project (; and ‘Nature Centre’ (2000,106pp, published by Grizedale, Cumbria), the result of a writers residency to contextualise contemporary art with the nature of the landscape at Grizedale Arts.