Staff Profiles


Paul Bayley, Director

Paul worked at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and then in the Exhibitions Department at the Tate Gallery through to becoming Director of Visual Arts at Cornerhouse, Manchester. Since moving to London in 2002 he has worked as a visual arts officer for the Arts Council of England and Director of Projects for Art and Christianity Enquiry.

Major freelance curatorial projects include: Manchester Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice (2001); Cinerama: Isaac Julien, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2001), which led to the artist being nominated for Turner Prize; Yoko Ono: Morning Beams for the City of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, London (2006); and The Film and Video umbrella touring exhibition A Light Shines in the Darkness (2015). Selected writings include: The Dark Monarch, Tate Gallery (2010), Contemporary Art in British Churches, ACE Trust (2010); Panic Attack: Art in the Punk Years, Merrell (2007); Linder Sterling Artworks, JRP Ringier (2006); and 20: Twenty Cornerhouse Exhibitions 1985–2005, Cornerhouse (2005).

Tyler Woolcott, Curator 

Tyler Woolcott is an American gallerist, curator, and writer based in London. He received his MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London, and BA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Tyler is founder and director of Rowing Gallery in Stoke Newington, which represents a growing range of acclaimed international contemporary artists working across media. He has curated numerous independent projects and participated in collaborative lectures with artist Andy Holden entitled “Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape” at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London, and Spike Island, Bristol.

Tyler is a member of the Tate Young Patrons Ambassadorial Committee, Bloomberg New Contemporaries Development Subcommittee, Serpentine Galleries Future Contemporaries, Artangel Company of Angels and Outset Contemporary Art Fund Young Patrons Circle.