Alumna appointed as curator at Watts Gallery - Artists Village

Posted on 3 December 2018

Huge congratulations to Dr Cicely Robinson who was appointed as the Brice Curator of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village this year!

Cicely Robinson


Assistant Curator at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village since November 2016, Cicely co-curated the exhibition of rarely seen works - Untold Stories (Nov 2016 – Feb 2017), the acclaimed exhibition on the life and work of Helen Allingham (Nov 2017 – 2018) and Watts Gallery Trusts’ show of Pre-Raphaelite art from the Cecil French Bequest (Feb – June 2018).

Prior to this post Cicely was Assistant Curator at the National Horseracing Museum (2013 – 2016). Conducting a major reassessment of British sporting art, Cicely curated the Fred Packard Museum and Galleries of British Sporting Art. Located in the remaining portion of Charles II’s Newmarket Palace, these new galleries are part of Palace House, Newmarket: The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, which were redeveloped during Cicely’s tenure.

Cicely completed a collaborative PhD with the University of York and the National Maritime Museum in 2014. Cicely
has been a member of the Tate British Art Network’s Early Career Curators Group and co-convened the recent Curating Now: New Approaches to Curating in the UK (Tate British Art Network) at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.


Well done and good luck to Cicely on this very exciting next stage in her career!