Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Metal | LEP Board Member
Colette has worked to develop Metal since the company’s inception in 2002. She works across all three Metal sites in Southend, Liverpool and Peterborough and brings extensive experience of working with artists working in a wide range of artistic disciplines. This includes commissioning new work for large scale public arenas, festivals, exhibitions, participatory design and education projects. In 2016 she created Estuary – a major new arts festival along the banks of the Thames in South Essex and North Kent presenting contemporary visual art, literature, film and music. The first edition, Estuary 2016 was co-curated with Gareth Evans, Sue Jones and Rachel Lichtenstein. She sits on a number of Boards including The WOW Foundation; Opportunity South Essex and the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP). She was managing director of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (RBS) from 1998 – 2002 and is a freelance writer and commentator on the arts and has published articles in a number of journals and publications.