Benjamin Whitaker

I am visual artist primarily working in drawing, found object sculpture, installation, photography, film, sound and sometimes paint.
I write music which I record and perform, mainly with voice and guitar. I also compose avant garde music and improvised sound, electronic music and DJ from old vinyl. I have worked solo and in bands. 
I write songs, poetry, fiction, cultural commentary and reviews. 
I have worked in museums and galleries and public art institutions for almost 20 years, primarily focusing on visitor engagement, managing and motivating teams and the cultural heritage retail offer.
I am passionate about mentoring and encouraging new talent and engaging young people and diverse audiences with all forms of cultural and creative expression.
I have fulfilled freelance commissions for portrait photography, website design, logo and poster design. I have voluntary experience of magazine editing, live PA sound, festival stewardship, running toddler groups and youth clubs.


Duty Manager
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
since 2018

Visitor Experience Manager
Tate Modern

2005 - 2013

Retail and Visitor Services Manager
Courtauld Gallery, London

2001 - 2005

Retail and Visitor Services Supervisor
Hermitage Rooms at Somerset House, London

2000 - 2001

BA Hons Fine Art
Middlesex University, London


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