Lillie Tew
MA Contemporary Curating

Lillie Tew is a dedicated curator who deepened her art journey by pursuing an MA in Contemporary Curating in 2021 after completing her BA in Three-Dimensional Design at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019. Her practice and MA studies explore diverse process-led practices within site-specific contexts. In her role as Associate Curator at Pavement Gallery, Manchester, Lillie co-curated and co-produced an exciting gallery and artist talk programme featuring esteemed international Contemporary artists; the 2023 programme included Joseph Kosuth, Igor Grubić, Harrold Offeh and Nike Savvas. She was instrumental in the production and creative contributions for Pavement Quarterly's second edition, the gallery's curatorial publication, aligning her poem 'twenty four seven' with her curatorial emphasis on art and audience dynamics. At K-House Gallery, Manchester, as a Curatorial Assistant, Lillie meticulously organized exhibitions and events, providing a vital platform for emerging artists and curators. Her curation of 'Open Studio: Nuala Torp' showcased in the programme explored the symbiotic relationship between the art process and the space they inhabit, a theme that shaped her MA conclusion. Lillie further refined her curatorial skills as a Curatorial Assistant at Manchester Metropolitan University, co-curating exhibitions like 'Untold Stories of the NHS' and the 'Grosvenor East Building Launch,' commemorating significant faculty projects. Her curatorial engagement extended to the Holden Gallery, where she co-curated the MA showcase for various art courses in 2022. Lillie's dedication lies in exploring the intersection of art, space, and narrative, creating meaningful and immersive experiences for artists and audiences.