New Chief Executive For The Art House

The Art House, Wakefield has announced that Stuart Tulloch will become Chief Executive of the organisation in January 2015. 

Stuart joins The Art House from his position as Curator, Ikon, Birmingham, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the visual arts. After studying Fine Art at Newcastle University, he began his career at Newcastle’s Hatton Gallery, before working in the exhibitions team at Hayward Gallery, London. He later became Curator of Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool, leading it to become one of the most respected contemporary visual art venues in the UK.

Stuart comments:

“My interest in the role at The Art House stems from the fundamental reason why I work in the visual arts: to support artists to think ambitiously and make excellent things happen.  I look forward to contributing to the organisation’s continued success and to conceive and lead ambitious plans for its future.  I want to build upon The Art House’s founding principle to be a champion of diversity and attract an even wider audience to its programmes.”

Chair of The Art House, John Harris, said:

'We are delighted that Stuart Tulloch will be joining us in January. Stuart has the expertise and experience necessary to lead The Art House at what is a very exciting time. With Arts Council National Portfolio funding secured for the next three years and the Drury Lane Library project set to be completed in Spring 2015, Stuart will lead The Art House team as we continue our work in developing a distinctive, inclusive arts programme, both regionally and nationally.”