2.15pm – 3.15pm
Venue: Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 3


The UK is home to thousands of galleries, from independent to large national and international organisations. This session offers you the opportunity to discover the wide range of roles available, the different types of gallery environments and get tips for how you can get into this exciting sector. After short presentations from Collective, Rhubaba Jupiter Artland, and University’s Museums and Galleries there will be the opportunity to quiz our industry speakers.


John Heffernan, Programme Coordinator, Jupiter Artland studied Tapestry (now Intermedia) at Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating he co founded Bareface Magazine, a platform to showcase emerging artists in print media. He then undertook a position with Gallerie Yvon Lambert, Paris and has since worked with Cultural Enterprise Office, British Council in Venice, Mary Mary Gallery where he was Assistant Director before joining Jupiter Artland.

Neil Lebeter is the Art Collections Curator & Deputy Head of Museums here at the University of Edinburgh. The University’s Museums and Galleries include the Anatomical Museum, the Talbot Rice Gallery, the Cockburn Geological Museum, the Centre for Research Collections, the Natural History Collections, and the Musical Instruments Museums Edinburgh.

Tom Nolan was one of the founding members of Rhubaba and has been on the committee since its inception in 2009. He graduated from Intermedia Art at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009, and he works as a photographer. Francesca Hawker graduated from Intermedia Art in 2015 and only recently joined the committee, after becoming a studio holder in September. She has a part-time job in a bar.

Frances Stacey, Producer, Collective Gallery studied Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University. After graduating she co-founded Rhubaba Gallery and Studios, where for the past five years she worked as part of a voluntary committee developing a programme of exhibitions, events and studio activities. She has previously worked for Scotland+Venice, Making Architecture Research Studio at Nottingham University, Adaptive Architecture with The Building Centre Trust, and The Fruitmarket Gallery.