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Imogen Cloët

Imogen is an award winning visual artist, designer and curator based in Newcastle. In 2022 was recipient of the North East Culture Awards- Visual Artist of the Year. She has worked nationally in museums, site specific installation, theatre and film. Over the past fifteen years Imogen has created a body of work that responds directly to heritage spaces and their collections. Originally from a theatre background, collaboration and story telling are at the heart of her practise.


As a visual artist Imogen is known for creating playful, magical, thought provoking experiences. Based on intensive research, she immerses herself in the many stories a site will contain to create detailed multi layered pieces that surprise and intrigue. Her work has been seen in all manner of places: from an 18th Century library to a threshing barn, the attics of an historic house to a  Victorian park, the roof of a hotel to an Art Deco cinema, numerous heritage properties and a horse box.. the list goes on. She has built an amusement arcade in a 19th Century lecture theatre, grown an enormous golden pineapple in an 18th Century walled garden and placed a swan in flight in Lord Armstrong’s dining room.

Most recently Imogen has joined forces with Glasgow based Sonsie Ltd to concept, design and deliver a large scale creative interpretation scheme for Seaton Delaval Hall. Working closely with the architects, conservation, management and the house and collections team Imogen has created and curated a series of fifteen installations that incorporate collection items, stories and historic spaces delivering a unique and engaging visitor experience.

Imogen has worked with a broad range of cultural institutions and organisations including: National Trust, English Heritage, Blenheim Palace,  Arts & Heritage, Culture Creative, Channel 4 Films, BBC, New Writing North, Northern Stage, Tyneside Cinema, The Gate Theatre, November Club, Unfolding Theatre, Northumbria University, Enchanted Parks, Opera North, EAT Festival and Design Event.

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