Gaylene is a Creative Director, broadcaster and writer who designs interactive art projects and spaces that generously connect us with ourselves, each other and the world. She explores the healing and growth potential of sharing space, stories, ideas and knowledge through her artistic, writing and consultancy practice. She believes the transcendent moments that art and culture creates can change how we are in the world. Her projects have been commissioned by and performed at the Tate, V&A, Arts Catalyst, Vivid Projects, Selfridges, h club, Moderna Museet Sweden and BAM, New York. Her new creative company is The Space to Come.
She is also an arts broadcaster for the BBC, a published fiction writer, a cultural reviewer and a Cultural Ambassador for London appointed by Mayor Sadiq Khan. She has been a cultural leader for 25 years heading up major cultural institutions and projects including Head of Cinemas at BFI Southbank and producing, programming and consulting for the Arts Council, Toronto International Film Festival, National Theatre, Young Vic and Bernie Grant Art Centre amongst others. She is on the Artistic Advisory Board for Brixton House, the Advisory Board for the Decolonising Arts Institute, University Arts London and a Trustee for ANU Productions.
Creates imaginative spaces to think, feel and heal
Coaching for a challenging time
For Somerset House show
Presenter of Radio 4 doc
Host of radio 4 flagship arts show
Weimar and the subversion of cabaret culture
Spike Lee special
How a low budget movie from Senegal influenced Beyonce
From Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to Brothers Prefer Weaves
Review of Paul Mendez' book Rainbow Milk