Andrew Nairne OBE
Andrew became Director of Kettle’s Yard in November 2011. From 2008-2011 Andrew was Executive Director, Arts for Arts Council England. In this role he led the development of Arts Council England’s 10 year Strategic Framework for the Arts, ‘Achieving great art for everyone’, published in 2010.
Andrew Nairne was Director of Modern Art Oxford between 2001 and 2008 where he curated exhibitions by established and emerging artists from the UK and around the world. Previously he was the first Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts, Visual Arts Director of the Scottish Arts Council, and Exhibitions Director at CCA Glasgow, supporting the rise to international prominence of a new generation of Scottish artists and co-curating the British Art Show 1990 which toured to the Hayward Gallery, London.
A Fellow of the RSA, and former visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Andrew has also held positions including Chair of the Visual Arts and Galleries Association and Trustee of the Pier Arts Centre, Orkney. As a former member of the Arts Council’s Executive Board he was responsible, among other roles, for leadership of the digital agenda.
Andrew Nairne is involved in several projects across Cambridge and beyond within and outside of the university. Andrew is currently Chair of the North West Cambridge Public Art Advisory Panel and is a member of the following panels and committees: University of Cambridge Museums Steering Group, Cambridge City Council Public Art Panel, Cambridge Arts & Cultural Leaders, University of Cambridge History of Art Faculty Board & Degree Committee, Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement Steering Committee, CB1 Public Art Steering Group, CBC (Cambridge Biomedical Campus) Public Art Steering Group, What Next? (Cambridge), East Contemporary Visual Art Network (East CVAN), Friends of Kettle’s Yard, Plus Tate.