Matt Packer (b.1978, Carmathen) is a curator and writer. He was Curator of Exhibitions & Projects at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork from 2008-2013, and has been Associate Director of Treignac Projet, France since 2012. He has curated numerous exhibitions in Ireland and internationally, including group exhibitions Lost Boys (2013), O Flesh (2013), FWA: Freeing Welsh Architecture (2012), When Flanders Failed (2011), School Days (2011), Getting Even (2009), Ice Trade (2007), working with a wide range of artists such as Stephen Willats, Corin Sworn, and Dennis McNulty. He has also curated solo projects by artists such as Bea McMahon and Florian Roithmayr among others. He has taught on postgraduate programmes, including courses at IADT Dun Laoghaire, OTIS College of Art & Design Los Angeles, and CCAD Cork, and has published over 100 texts in magazines and journals such as Kaleidoscope, Source Photographic Review, Frieze, Concreta, and Camera Austria, as well as artist publications. He is a graduate of the Curating programme at Goldsmiths College London and a member of IKT: The International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.
Public Programmes Coordinator
Sara Greavu is an artist, curator, and facilitator. She has exhibited locally and internationally, with recent shows held in the Kao Yuan Art Center, Taiwan; The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; The Burren College of Art and Scope Art Fair, New York. Recent curatorial credits include Jeremy Deller's Local Artist in Void Gallery, Derry. Greavu has worked widely as a facilitator over fifteen years with a broad range of groups. She holds an MFA and PhD from the University of Ulster, Belfast.
Mel Bradley is a writer, performer, facilitator, editor and activist with 15 years experience working in the community and voluntary sector mainly with children, young people and vulnerable adults. She holds a BA in English and Theology from Queen's University Belfast. She is a political lobbyist for women's rights, children's rights and the LGBTQ community. She is currently Treasurer of Foyle Pride.
Alissa Kleist is a Dutch curator based in Belfast. She holds an MFA from the University of Ulster and has worked as a curator/co-director at Catalyst Arts, where she organised a number of exhibitions. Kleist works freelance for Source Photographic Review and regularly writes about art. She is a founding member of the curatorial collective Household, and has co-organised Household Festival in Belfast in 2012 and '13. Kleist's position is temporary and funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Development Fund.
Paul Laughlin (Chairperson), Eileen Walsh (Vice Chairperson), Tim Webster (Secretary), Patrick Bradley, Professor Dr Christa Lerm Hayes, Tina McCauley, Cormac O’Kane.
Special Advisor to the Board, Professor Declan McGonagle.