A bit more about me
My professional practice spans several mediums – as an artist, director, performer, graphic designer, filmmaker and photographer. I am also an events manager and curator with a very broad experience of cross-disciplinary practice in the arts and cultural sectors. I’ve been working closely with professional art institutions for many years and have a long successful track record of directing/producing theatre shows, project managing arts events, festivals and exhibitions and delivering learning programmes and outreach projects. This includes years of experience front of house management and customer service through my events organizing work.
I’m driven by the need to innovate, to create things that amaze and inspire. I have always been closely involved in the arts and culture of my environment, mainly in Brighton, as well as nationally/internationally, where I created many different ambitious events on time and within budget. I’m always interested in developing and delivering new ways of engaging people in the community and promoting local services. I enjoy an entrepreneurial business challenge, thinking creatively and working collaboratively. I’m committed to making the arts accessible to all and supporting community wellbeing.
As the daughter of British artist and filmmaker Jeff Keen and artist and Screen Goddess, Jackie Keen, it seemed inevitable that I’d follow an artistic career. I manage and curate The Jeff Keen Archive which also involves cataloguing the artwork and producing limited edition merchandise. I also write related articles, design catalogues, conduct talks and workshops on various aspects of his work. I’m planning to write a book about his life and work.