Alison Kershaw has worked with many established artists, as a contemporary curator.
Before the recent explosion of Arts and Heritage initiatives, one of her main art projects was as curator of contemporary arts at the derelict Victoria Baths, Manchester, within a disused and palatial Edwardian swimming pool that was saved from demolition by the local community.
Here she intervened initially as artist in residence and subsequently by making opportunities to host both local and International artists, encouraging them to respond to the architecture, environment, contexts and social history of the place in a series of residencies and curated exhibitions.
The programme led to a much needed injection of life into the otherwise desolate space and gave opportunities to hundreds of artists ot test out new work.
Alison has also developed and curated exhibitions with arts organisation Pool Arts, various community settings and Manchester's Castlefield Gallery