Andrew Nairne

Director, Kettle's Yard


Andrew has 30 years experience of curating exhibitions and projects with contemporary artists, including Tracey Emin, Tony Cragg, Katie Paterson, Rana Begum, Damien Hirst and Regina José Galindo. Before joining Kettle’s Yard in 2011, Andrew was Director of both Dundee Contemporary Arts and Modern Art Oxford. He is passionate about how the visual arts can engage diverse communities and schools, enriching and changing lives. In Oxford, he was a governor of both a local primary and a local secondary school. In championing why the visual arts and creativity matter in society, Andrew often asks the question ‘What can art do?’ as a way of encouraging dialogue and debate.

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