Katrina Brown

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Director of Common Guild and Glasgow International Festival


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Katrina Brown

Katrina Brown is a former Governor of The Glasgow School of Art, and has been on the Exhibitions Advisory Panel from 2010. She is Director of The Common Guild, a Glasgow-based visual arts organisation. In 2008 she was selected to be the Director of the Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Arts in 2010 and 2012.

Glasgow-born Ms Brown has almost 20 years of experience as a curator and visual arts administrator including significant roles both at Tate Liverpool and Dundee Contemporary Arts, where her programme made the city an internationally acclaimed centre for the visual arts. Brown's longstanding relationship with Glasgow's visual arts community dates back to 1991 when she joined the Committee at Transmission and includes a spell at Tramway, working with Charles Esche (now Director of the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven). Ms Brown was also Visual Arts Projects Curator of the first, Radiance Lighting Festival. In 2006 Katrina Brown established The Common Guild a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to producing a dynamic, international programme of contemporary visual art projects, exhibitions, and events. Hugely respected in the visual arts world, Ms Brown has also brought her expertise to a range of other professional appointments including Venice Biennial Advisory Committee (British Council) 2008-09,Comité technique d'Achat (purchase committee), FRAC des Pays de la Loire, 2005 - 2008 Board of Governors, Glasgow School of Art, 2004, Selector, Beck's Futures, 2004 Selector, Jerwood Artists Platform, 2003.