Lindsay Taylor

Curator, University of Salford

Lindsay has led the strategic development of the University of Salford Art Collection since 2013, including brokering key partnerships with artists and arts organisations across the UK and increasingly China. She pioneered a new collecting policy based on three strands: Chinese Contemporary Art, About the Digital and From the North, reflecting her passion for supporting artists and for creating a collection that tells ‘a story of now’.  Working in partnership is at the heart of all activity, with most acquisitions being co-commissions.  Lindsay has expertise in curating exhibitions and developing public collections of contemporary art, particularly in underrepresented areas such as installation and digital art.  She has commissioned new work by numerous artists from the UK and China and continues to contribute to national debate about developing contemporary collections.  In 2014 she established a Graduate Scholarship Programme, supporting a small number of artists in their first year after graduation, now in its seventh year.

Previously Lindsay has held positions at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Tate Liverpool and The Walker, Liverpool. She is currently a trustee of the Peter Scott Gallery Trust at Lancaster University and on the advisory board for the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool.