About

Mark Devereux Projects:

  • specialises in mentoring artists during crucial transitional stages in their career,
  • works collaboratively with artists, placing their core interests and ambitions at heart,
  • provides tailored information, support and guidance through one-to-one mentoring, group workshops and professional development programmes,
  • produces and curates exhibitions, workshops, public talks and participatory events that challenge artists and audiences,
  • supports artists both outside and within the commercial art market
  • champions art which is compelling, critical and ambitious
  • encourages creative risk
  • forges connections between artists, galleries and audiences
  • advocates for artists and works to enhance their national profile

Many of the artists we have worked with have gone on to receive important commissions, prizes, exhibitions and grants that have furthered their careers.

Mark Devereux Projects was formed in 2013 and is a Company Limited by Guarantee (8818208), receiving project based funding to support our activity and programming.

Who we are

Mark Devereux, Director
Mark Devereux holds over 10-years experience working within the art sector, specialising in artist professional development, curation, production and project management. After practicing as an artist for a short period following his graduation from BA Photography and MA Fine Art at Staffordshire University, he found his passion and skills to be within facilitation and support for artists. In 2006, Devereux founded and directed Blank Media Collective and later BLANKSPACE Gallery in Manchester, swiftly establishing a reputation for unearthing exciting emerging talent. Following six successful years, Devereux stepped down to establish Mark Devereux Projects in 2013. He has since developed his work nurturing early-career talent working with hundreds of artists; curating exhibitions, producing participatory events, facilitating professional development programmes and forging partnerships with organisations across the UK including: Heart of Glass, Manchester Art Gallery, The NewBridge Project, Standpoint Gallery and Vane.
Liz West, Director
Liz West lives and works in Manchester. She graduated from BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture & Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art in 2007. She regularly exhibits nationally and internationally including at: Kraftwerk, Berlin; Chester Cathedral; Compton Verney, Warwickshire; Bristol Biennial; Natural History Museum, London; National Trust Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire; Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Manchester; Royal British Society of Sculptors, London; National Media Museum, Bradford. Liz was recently shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, Darc Awards and the Lighting Design Awards. For further information please visit liz-west.com.
Jack Welsh, Director & Producer
Jack Welsh is a freelance arts producer, researcher and writer. He possesses over 10 years experience of working across the arts sector, from artist-led to academia, and is currently a Fine Art Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University. Welsh was previously Research Associate for The University of Manchester and University of Liverpool. He regularly produces writing for websites, publications and commissions, including Corridor8, The Double Negative and Artlyst. For further information please visit: jackwelsh.co.uk.

Mark Devereux Projects and our artists are currently supported by:

Mark Devereux Projects have previously collaborated with:

&Model Gallery, Leeds, UK | Air Gallery, Altrincham, UK | AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK | Arcadecardiff, Cardiff, UK | Bankley Gallery, Manchester, UK | Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK | British Land, London, UK | Broadgate, London, UK | Bury Art Museum, Bury, UK | Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK | Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, London, UK | Clayhill Arts, Somerset, UK | Cube, Manchester, UK | ECUK | Farrow & Ball | Heart of Glass, St Helens, UK | HOME, Manchester, UK | London Art Fair | Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK | Manchester Central Library, Manchester, UK | The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, UK | The NewBridge Project, Gateshead, UK | Old Granada Studios, Manchester, UK | Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough, UK | Rosie Glenn Fine Art, London, UK | Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Salford, UK | Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK | Standpoint Gallery, London, UK | St. John’s, Manchester, UK | The Tetley, Leeds, UK | University of Central Lancashire | Preston, UK | University of Salford, Salford, UK | University of Salford Art Collection, Salford, UK | Vane, Newcastle, UK | The Whitworth, Manchester, UK