From 2006 - 2018 Lucy Day + Eliza Gluckman were collaborators on our eponymous project Day+ Gluckman. This developed into A Woman's Place Project CIC, currently led by Lucy who will continue to lead on the Artistic programming and Development of A Woman’s Place including the launch of the six new commissions at Knole in May 2018,
In 2018 Eliza accepted the role of Senior Curator and Deputy Director of the Government Art Collection. As a founder Director of A Woman’s Place, and long time collaborator with Lucy the appointment marks the end of a wonderful eleven years together and the beginning of an exciting new phase in Eliza’s career. Eliza continues as a Founder and Non-Executive Director for A Woman's Place Project CIC.
Thank you to all of the wonderful artists, clients and audiences who have come on this journey with us. It has been a wonderful, life changing experience for us both. We look forward to continuing it with you in whatever shape and form that will take....
Day+Gluckman have a reputation for working with artists with a rigorous approach to practice and context. Our aim is to develop long-term relationships with artists and seek and initiate opportunities to exhibit, explore, curate and commission. To never compromise the integrity of the artist and to negotiate clear and honest dialogues around the work we champion.
Since the beginning of their collaborative practice in 2006 Day+Gluckman have worked with a variety of organisations and spaces including Collyer Bristow LLP, V&A, National Trust, Trust New Art, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth Arts Centre, Newlyn Art Gallery, Bexley Heritage Trust and the Canal and Rivers Trust.
We aren't usually windswept.
We are both parents.
Lucy is a feminist freelance contemporary art curator with a particular interest in the relationship between heritage and contemporary art practices. Her background is as a practicing artist, having graduated from Norwich School of Art in 1989. Subsequent work included installations and sculptures, with exhibitions in the UK and abroad including The Commercial Gallery, Commercial Too and the Chisenhale Gallery (all UK), CHANGE (Rome) and Galerie ak (Frankfurt).
Since October 2005, alongside her curatorial practice, Day has worked as an external consultant for a number of visual arts organisations. She has managed and curated both commercial (Day & Faber Old Master Drawings 1990 – 1995) and artist led exhibition spaces (The Commercial Gallery and Commercial Too 1995 – 1999). Up until October 2005 Day was Director of Artists Professional Development and Co-director of Exhibitions at SPACE having joined the organisation in 2000.
Day lectures nationally on curating and artists professional development and is a Visiting Practitioner at Wimbledon College of Art. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Clore Leadership short course alumnus (Clore50, 2017). lucyday.co.uk
Eliza Gluckman (Patten) is a feminist contemporary art curator, currently working on A Woman's Place ( Day+Gluckman) and as Curator of the New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge . Graduating from a five year Fine Art MA from Edinburgh University (1999) she joined SPACE Studios (London) and became a Project Officer and later Head of Marketing and Events helping to launch new studios and digital facilities as well as coordinate artist-led projects in Hackney Wick. She left SPACE to take the MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art (2001-2003) where she developed a specialised knowledge of South East Asian contemporary art, later receiving a research grant from the Arts Council to travel to China. She has worked at the RSA, Parasol Unit and Asia House and has written in various publications including Art Review, Yishu Journal (for Chinese Contemporary Art) and the Guardian online. She writes for Art Asia Pacific magazine.
Eliza is the founding curator of the Sinopticon project – exploring chinoiserie and contemporary art.