Imogen Cloët

Imogen is an award winning visual artist, designer and curator based in Newcastle. 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 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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