Susie Allen – Founding Director, Curator
Susie Allen is the Founding Director of Artwise Curators and of the Charity Art Lights London. She also founded and Chairs the ‘Contemporary Circle’ at the Royal Academy of Arts. Prior to setting up Artwise in 1996 she curated: The British Art Show (Britain in Vienna) for the Contemporary Art Society and conceived several fund raising projects for the National Art Collections Fund (now the Art Fund), The Rothko Memorial Trust Fund, and Glyndebourne Opera House. During the 15 years that she taught at the Royal College of Art, she curated many exhibitions for the College, most notably: ‘Exhibition Road – Painters from the Royal Collage of Art’ for which she was given the National Art Collections Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts; ‘An American Passion’, shown at the RCA and at Glasgow Museums; and ‘3 Ways’ for the British Council which toured to 13 venues in five Eastern Bloc countries and 6 venues in South and West Africa. On leaving the RCA Susie established her own international curating business, Artwise. Artwise is now known for its innovative and challenging programme of curating and commissioning unique and unusual art projects for the public and private realms. Clients span; museums, charities, the commercial sector and a number of notable private clients.