Rachel Oteng-Lartey

Curator and Manager

Rachel has broad ranging experience within the Arts in the UK and abroad. 

 

Prior to managing Will’s she worked as Art Consultant and Curator for New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham Surrey, an organisation steeped in history as the first provincial gallery to show artists such as Henry Moore, Anthony Caro, Elizabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, Picasso, Sandra Blow, Mary Fedden and Peter Blake.

 

Prior to New Ashgate, Rachel spent 6 years with GAS Gallery, a Contemporary design led Gallery, managing client and artist relationships and programming exhibitions and pop up shows as well as organising regular appearances at AAF Battersea, Hampstead, Stockholm and NYC. 

 

Rachel also worked in the not for profit sector, most notably as Senior Curator at Paintings in Hospitals. Responsible for a Modern British art Collection of over 4000 artworks. Managing successful relationships with donor artists such as Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley, the Josef Albers foundation, Quentin Blake, Anish Kapoor and Ian Davenport. Here she was responsible for a national team of curators and volunteers, ran artist residency schemes and liaised with national galleries such as the V&A to loan work for healthcare environments. 

 

Early on in her Arts Career Rachel managed Westbury Farm Studios, an established Artists' co-operative with studios. Rachelintroduced a successful Art for Offices and annual Artist in Residence scheme which is still going strong 15 years on. 

 

Rachel has a BA in Fine Art and Education from Bretton Hall, University of Leeds- Home of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and an MA in Gallery Management from Postgraduate Business School at University of Greenwich, London. Rachel completed studies in Curating Contemporary Art at Royal College of Art and writes on a freelance basis for Artists and Galleries in and around London.  

 

Rachel has a soft spot for Art and literature from West Africa, she loves spending time with her three daughters and their rescue dog, Dig.