Paula Jackson and Robert Teed co-founded The New School House Gallery in 2009 and are joint directors. Together they have curated over 30 exhibitions and projects across a range of disciplines and media. ‘The 21st century curator is a catalyst – a bridge between the local and the global… The possibility of enlightenment comes from embracing chance’ (Hans Ulrich Obrist).
Since establishing the gallery, Jackson and Teed have been developing a collaborative artistic practice to complement their curatorial work. Their ‘Holocaust Survivors’ Library’ installation (2011) was exhibited at Huddersfield Art Gallery between January and March 2012, and their immersive film ‘The Defender’s Voice’ was selected for the Australian Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2012. Jackson and Teed are building a reputation for producing experimental artists’ films (Transformation project (2012), The Defender’s Voice (2012), H&G (2011))
Jackson and Teed are also increasingly using film as a curatorial tool, creating short films on artists at the New School House Gallery (Jane McAdam Freud (2012), Kelly Jayne (2013), Michael Lyons (2013) and John Newling (2014)).