Testimonials

Peter Stiles workshop for the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon as part of New Expressions
Peter Stiles workshop for the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon as part of New Expressions

Excellent. I am really thrilled by the quality and integrity of the work.” Ruth Gooding, Arts Development Manager / THG Curator, East Devon District Council, August 2021

Analytical, intelligent and generous. Claire’s work allowed partners to consider how the cultural landscape in Torbay has changed and how we can move forward.” Martin Thomas, Executive Director, Torbay Culture, March 2021

Claire worked under the most challenging conditions to produce a Covid secure, socially distanced exhibition for our research project. Her flexibility and local and national contacts helped keep the show viable, and her commitment to the integrity of the work was second to none.” Laura Salisbury, Professor of Modern Literature and Medical Humanities, University of Exeter, January 2021

Claire has been brilliant at listening to my ideas about the artwork, clarifying what is at the core and shaping these thoughts into a form that meets the criteria required by ACE for a funding application. I have hugely appreciated her insight and expertise.” Dr Deborah Robinson, artist, May 2020

It was a pleasure working with Claire on this application. She was able to translate my ramblings into something cohesive.  We are so grateful to Claire because without her we would not have received the grant’. Vicky Lindo and Bill Brookes, artists, winners of AWARD, British Ceramics Biennial 2019, January 2020

Claire is a good communicator who understands museums well. I would recommend Claire as a project curator. Lara Goodband, Contemporary Art Curator and Programmer, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, May 2020

I’ve collaborated with Claire for more than 5 years on different aspects of large-scale projects to enable artists to work with museums on major commissions to unlock the creative potential of historic collections. She’s a great colleague and counterpart: imaginative, can-do and totally reliable. She is a skilled analytical thinker and writer. I particularly admire her ability to undertake the evaluation of complex programmes, with multiple partners and tight resources. It can be hard to really get inside a project and analyse what went well and what not so well non-judgementally: but as the evaluation report of New Expressions 2 demonstrates, this is one of Claire’s strongest skills“.
Susie O’Reilly, Left Field (museumaker, New Ways of Curating and New Expressions).

“Claire is talented, creative and resourceful, with a deep understanding of the arts and culture. 


Claire turned an impossible situation into something that was not just bearable but genuinely inspirational. With the creation of the New Expressions project, she not only gave a dying regional agency a renewed sense of purpose; she also ensured that MLA South West had a lasting legacy. 
Claire has real spirit, tenacity and integrity. I cannot recommend her highly enough”  Director of Communications, MLA South West

“Claire has great understanding of creative practice and the needs of the artist whilst maintaining a strategic overview of a project’s goal and ambitions. She addresses issues and concerns in a considered and consistent way”   Kath Wynne, Project worker, Aune Head Arts