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New Director for Fife Contemporary

The Board and staff team of Fife Contemporary are delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Grenyer as Director.

Currently Exhibitions Curator at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh, Kate brings a wealth of experience in working with visual art and craft within arts and heritage organisations across the UK as well as freelance projects. An MFA in Contemporary Art Theory completed in 2012 at Edinburgh College of Art further strengthened her approach to research and curation. In 2021 she curated the highly successful exhibition Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! at Dovecot in partnership with National Museums Scotland. Her broad range of skills also encompass the practical, such as conservation and installation, as well as devising and delivering educational and engagement activities. This will ideally equip her to lead a small team delivering a varied contemporary visual art and craft programme for the public and support for artists across Fife.

Responding to her appointment Kate said:

 “Fife Contemporary is an organisation with a fantastic reputation for producing interesting and innovative exhibitions, and creating opportunities for artists and the public across Fife and beyond. I am delighted to be taking the helm, and look forward to leading the team into the next phase of the organisations development. I can’t wait to get started!”

Diana Sykes, retiring after many years at the helm, said
“It is both reassuring and exciting to welcome Kate as my successor. She will bring energy and fresh ideas to develop the organisation’s vision and deliver the highest quality programmes to the people of Fife and beyond.”

Kate will take up her new post on 5 April 2022.

3 thoughts on “New Director for Fife Contemporary

  1. Best of luck for your new appointment Kate. Thanks to Diane for all the years of dedicated work. Enjoy your retirement. Jeanette Sendler

  2. Kate. Congratulations and a big welcome to Fife – Contemporary and Kingdom – from Michael Wolchover and Kate Downie. Delighted to have you here and hope to see you soon. Please be in touch and come and visit us soon at Birchtree Studios.
    With very best regards

  3. Belated best wishes to Diana after so much good sound work, exhibitions and collaborations over the years – and warmest welcome to Fife for Kate, from your work at the fabulous Dovecot across the water. Looking forward to seeing what you can weave together with the fantastic creative community of creative Fifers. It takes a master-weaver to create & create a great tapestry

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