Specialist in high quality themed
Public Art Exhibitions
primarily in non-gallery settings

Jolanta Jagiello is an independent curator of public art exhibitions outside of museum and gallery setting. Jolanta is currently taking a durational approach to place-based commissioning at Nunhead Cemetery with public art exhibitions in Mausoleum during the weekends in May, and in the Restored Anglican Chapel during the weekends in September in association with Friends of Nunhead Cemetery (FONC) and supported by Southwark Council Community Fund.

In the past, Jolanta has organised and curated in the Annual Outdoor Group Show in the grounds of the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) from 2002-2007. She co-curated the first show 'Domestically Spaced' with Jo David at Space-Station SixtyFive in East Dulwich. Jolanta curated 'Open Desk After School' at the Ragged School Museum, the first exhibition set in the 19th Century Victorian classroom with the artworks 'open' to the public inside 20 of the schooldesks. This was followed by 'Dream Landings', a very successful partnership with John Lewis, Watford, which saw artworks on the pillowcases on the beds in the Bedding Department during Black History Month based on the dreams and aspirations of people settling in Britain.

'Dream Landings' was shortlisted for the 29th Arts & Business Awards in the Creativity, and Diversity categories, as well as commended at 'The Big Draw' awards for its public engagement events. Jolanta has curated as part of the Liverpool Independents with 'EdgeCentrics' in the underground labyrinth of tunnels in the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre in the year Liverpool was the European Capital City of Culture

Jolanta Jagiello was awarded a place on the Cultural Leadership Programme 'METHOD' delivered by SOLAR Associates in recognition of her curatorial practice as a form of cultural leadership, for her high aspirations for leadership development as an artist-practitioner, quality of track record and practice, and demonstrable commitment to collaborative learning and development.

New Show

Around The World In 80 Cemeteries

Photographic display of images from cemeteries around the world portraying how people across all religious, cultural and social boundaries commemorate death.. The workshops ‘Live Life to the Full’ focus on what we would like to achieve in our lives before that event.

Opening Weekend: 13th-14th September 2014 11am-5pm

Open House Weekend: 20th-21st September 2014 1pm-5pm

Nunhead Arts Trail: 27th-28th September 2014 11am-6pm

Restored Anglican Chapel
Nunhead Cemetery
Linden Grove
SE15 3LP



Press Release

Touring Show

Wrenches, Trenches and Stenches

Tour Locations So Far:

Nunhead Cemetery May 2014

Wrenches Stenches Trenches

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Open Day on 28th June 2014 11am-4pm

Kensal Green Cemetery Open Day 5th July 2014 11am-5pm.

West Brompton Cemetery Open Day Sunday 20th July 2014 11am-5pm

The Ladywell and Brockley Chapel exhibition on 2nd/3rd August 2014

West Norwood Cemetery exhibition weekends in September 2014

Wrenches, Trenches, and Stenches on Tour

  • Tower Hamlets Open Day -
    Saturday 28th June 2014 - 11am-4pm

  • Kensal Green Open Day -
    Saturday 5th July 2014 - 11am-5pm

  • Brompton Open Day -
    Sunday 20th July 2014 11am-5pm

  • Ladywell and Brockley Cemetery -
    Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd August 2014 - 11am-5pm

  • West Norwood Cemetery Mausoleum -
    All weekends in September 2014 - 11am-5pm

  • Centre of Silence St Margaret's Rectory -
    2nd November 2014 - 2pm-4pm

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