Alice Workman in-conversation with Catherine Goodman
EVE, Catherine Goodman - New paintings at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, May 2019
Alice Workman, Senior Director at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, will discuss the unique evolution of the Somerset gallery since its inception in 2011, from the initial planning stage, to the present day as a special model for both an art gallery and thriving cultural centre. Having overseen all aspects of the Somerset gallery, from exhibitions, events, education and residency programmes, she will discuss the vision for the programme, which has challenged popular perceptions of a commercial gallery model. In January 2019, Alice was promoted to Senior Director, Cultural Centres Europe, overseeing strategy and operations for Hauser & Wirth Somerset, as well as a new project in Menorca and advising the Chilleda Leku Museum in San Sebastian, Spain. Prior to joining Hauser & Wirth, Alice was Head of Exhibitions for Southampton City Art Gallery and the City's Museums (2009 - 2011) and previously was the Director for New Art Centre, Roche Court, (Salisbury (2001 - 2009). She has worked on numerous exhibitions with many modern and contemporary artists including Anthony Caro, Jenny Holzer, Richard Long, Alexander Calder, Howard Hodgkin and Phyllida Barlow. Alice has a BA Honours in Visual Performance from Dartington College of Arts and received an MA from the University of Southampton in Museums & Galleries: Culture, Collections and Communications. She is a Trustee of Spike Island and was awarded the Joanna Drew Travel Bursary for a young curator in 2009.