Image: Kate MccGwire

Image: Kate MccGwire

Curation & Production

Branch Arts curates and produces exhibitions and installations for museums, galleries, charities and corporate clients. With long-standing working relationships with some of the best exhibition technicians and creatives around, we manage projects on every scale, ranging from installing an art collection in a client’s home to an exhibition in a listed building. Often with a wide network of collaborators we have collectively conceived and realised large-scale festivals, exhibitions and performances.

Flora Fairbairn has been curating exhibitions across the globe for over 15 years. As a pioneer of the 'pop-up' exhibition, she has also specialised in producing exhibitions in newly discovered, unconventional gallery spaces.

Throughout her career, Flora has collaborated with 100s of artists, designers, architects and developers, transforming a wide range of architecturally interesting non-gallery buildings into temporary exhibition spaces. Flora has also been invited to curate exhibitions in galleries and museums and for art foundations in the UK, Europe, USA and Cuba.


Previous projects include:

  Anticipation   One One One gallery, London  Showcasing 25 of London’s finest MA and BA students, collated by Flora Fairbairn, Kay Saatchi and Catriona Warren. Hosted by the David Roberts Art Foundation.  Image: Douglas White

Anticipation

One One One gallery, London

Showcasing 25 of London’s finest MA and BA students, collated by Flora Fairbairn, Kay Saatchi and Catriona Warren. Hosted by the David Roberts Art Foundation.

Image: Douglas White

  On&On   La Casa Encendida, Madrid  14 artists from around the globe, exploring themes of ephemeral art. Co-curated with Olivier Varenne, many of the artworks in La Casa Encendida were site-specific.  Image: Chiharu Shiota

On&On

La Casa Encendida, Madrid

14 artists from around the globe, exploring themes of ephemeral art. Co-curated with Olivier Varenne, many of the artworks in La Casa Encendida were site-specific.

Image: Chiharu Shiota

  Re-Work It!   Selfridges, London  A unique installation of 90 RACE chairs, individually transformed by leading artists, architects, designers and fashion icons to raise funds and awareness for charity The Art Room.  Image: Installation shot

Re-Work It!

Selfridges, London

A unique installation of 90 RACE chairs, individually transformed by leading artists, architects, designers and fashion icons to raise funds and awareness for charity The Art Room.

Image: Installation shot

  Heart of Glass   Hoxton, London  The central exhibition of several, as part of the art and music festival  Concrete and Glass , a unique event showcasing innovative talent in both music and contemporary art.  Image: Alistair McClymont

Heart of Glass

Hoxton, London

The central exhibition of several, as part of the art and music festival Concrete and Glass, a unique event showcasing innovative talent in both music and contemporary art.

Image: Alistair McClymont

  A Very Crafty and Tricky Contrivance   Genesis Foundation  Greta Alfaro, the first beneficiary of the Genesis Foundation Scholarship programme at the Royal College of Art.  Solo exhibition in the Fish & Coal Building, Kings Cross.

A Very Crafty and Tricky Contrivance

Genesis Foundation

Greta Alfaro, the first beneficiary of the Genesis Foundation Scholarship programme at the Royal College of Art.

Solo exhibition in the Fish & Coal Building, Kings Cross.

 Mark Neville  Louise Blouin Foundation London  An immersive, 6-screen solo exhibition of new high-speed films exploring issues of religion and social struggle between Catholics and Protestants in Scotland.  Image: Still from video

Mark Neville

Louise Blouin Foundation London

An immersive, 6-screen solo exhibition of new high-speed films exploring issues of religion and social struggle between Catholics and Protestants in Scotland.

Image: Still from video

  A Smell That Comes Through My Window   Club Museo del Ron, Cuba  A group exhibition providing a platform for emerging Cuban artists, hosted by Havana Club’s Havana Cultura Programme, at the 11th Havana Biennial.  Image: Installation shot

A Smell That Comes Through My Window

Club Museo del Ron, Cuba

A group exhibition providing a platform for emerging Cuban artists, hosted by Havana Club’s Havana Cultura Programme, at the 11th Havana Biennial.

Image: Installation shot

  Speaking in Tongues   Venice Biennale  Paul Benney’s  Speaking in Tongues  and  Reliquary  series was presented during the 2017 Venice Biennale - alongside a holophonic sound installation - at the Church of San Gallo.  Image: Installation shot

Speaking in Tongues

Venice Biennale

Paul Benney’s Speaking in Tongues and Reliquary series was presented during the 2017 Venice Biennale - alongside a holophonic sound installation - at the Church of San Gallo.

Image: Installation shot

 Madder Rose Gallery launch  Clerkenwell, London  Inaugural exhibition of new works by then recent Royal College of Art graduate Rachel Kneebone, to launch Madder Rose Gallery in Clerkenwell, London.  Image: Rachel Kneebone

Madder Rose Gallery launch

Clerkenwell, London

Inaugural exhibition of new works by then recent Royal College of Art graduate Rachel Kneebone, to launch Madder Rose Gallery in Clerkenwell, London.

Image: Rachel Kneebone

  Salon 2007: New British Painting and Works on Paper   319 Portobello Rd, London  A group exhibition of 50 UK based artists, showcasing new and innovative approaches to the medium. Co-curated with Sotiris Kyriacou in collaboration with Bill Burlington.  Image: Annie Kevans

Salon 2007: New British Painting and Works on Paper

319 Portobello Rd, London

A group exhibition of 50 UK based artists, showcasing new and innovative approaches to the medium. Co-curated with Sotiris Kyriacou in collaboration with Bill Burlington.

Image: Annie Kevans

  Young Masters   Art Fortnight London  A group exhibition focusing on the use of Old Master iconography in contemporary art, emblematic of a return to painting and drawing on the part of young artists.  Image: Idris Khan

Young Masters

Art Fortnight London

A group exhibition focusing on the use of Old Master iconography in contemporary art, emblematic of a return to painting and drawing on the part of young artists.

Image: Idris Khan

  Invited   9 Hillgate Street, Notting Hill  In collaboration with Seth Stein Architects, a contemporary house in Notting Hill, designed by the firm, was transformed into an innovative and evolving exhibition space curated by Philly Adams and Flora Fairbairn.  Image: Catherine Petitgas chairing a talk at the show

Invited

9 Hillgate Street, Notting Hill

In collaboration with Seth Stein Architects, a contemporary house in Notting Hill, designed by the firm, was transformed into an innovative and evolving exhibition space curated by Philly Adams and Flora Fairbairn.

Image: Catherine Petitgas chairing a talk at the show

  Put ‘Em Up   Laura Bartlett Gallery, London  A solo exhibition for Anna Boggon that showcased works made between 1994 - 2004 that addressed the nature of perception and its cultural and psychological duality.  Image: Installation shot

Put ‘Em Up

Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

A solo exhibition for Anna Boggon that showcased works made between 1994 - 2004 that addressed the nature of perception and its cultural and psychological duality.

Image: Installation shot

  Mementoes & Other Curiosities   Farmiloe Building, London  A site-specific group show of 17 artists in a disused Victorian warehouse in St John St, Clerkenwell, as part of London Architecture Biennale and Art Fortnight London.  Image: Karen Mirza & Brad Butler

Mementoes & Other Curiosities

Farmiloe Building, London

A site-specific group show of 17 artists in a disused Victorian warehouse in St John St, Clerkenwell, as part of London Architecture Biennale and Art Fortnight London.

Image: Karen Mirza & Brad Butler