Warren Harper

Warren Harper

Warren Harper is a curator and researcher based in Essex, where he is Director at The Old Waterworks (TOW), an artist-led charity and artists’ studios in Southend-on-Sea. He is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London, where his practice-based curatorial research project investigates the nuclear landscapes of the Blackwater Estuary and Foulness Island.

Warren is curator of How to Make a Bomb: An English Garden for Estuary 2021, which also forms a part of his PhD research. He is a board member of The Other MA (TOMA), an alternative art education programme in Southend, and a supporter and member of the Working Class Creatives Database, which is a platform to share and highlight the work of working class creatives. Warren has worked with various galleries and institutions including Arts Catalyst, Focal Point Gallery, South London Gallery and Goldsmiths, University of London.


Image credit:  Anna Lukala

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