About

Mark Devereux Projects works with artists to advance their respective practices and careers by providing high-quality, tailored professional development.

Investing in a reactive and responsive approach to each artist’s requirements, this provision includes mentoring, production and presentation opportunities aimed at assisting practitioners as they work towards the next stage of their careers. Our objective is to provide long-term support for artists, underpinned by meaningful collaboration.

Mark Devereux Projects:

  • has the artist’s core interests and ambitions at heart
  • enhances the national and international profile of artists
  • develops strong relationships between artists, galleries and audiences
  • produces and champions art which is compelling, questioning and ambitious
  • supports creative risk
  • pays artists
  • removes the pressure of commercial structures, placing importance on commissioning and other sustainable routes to generate artists’ income

Since Mark Devereux Projects’ inception in 2013, we have established a proven track record of developing artists’ practices, with many of our represented artists receiving important commissions, prizes, exhibitions and grants that have furthered their careers.

With much of our work positioned between the artist and gallerist, Mark Devereux Projects holds a unique and much-needed role in sustaining talented artists careers.

Mark Devereux Projects is a Company Limited by Guarantee (8818208), receiving project based funding to support our activity and programming.

Who we are

Mark Devereux, Director
Mark Devereux graduated from BA (Hons) Photography and MA Fine Art at Staffordshire University in 2006. Responding to limited opportunities available in the region, immediately after graduating he founded Blank Media Collective and later BLANKSPACE Gallery. During six-years as Director of the organisation he was pivotal in providing numerous early-career artists from the UK and abroad with their first exhibition, performing or writing opportunity. Devereux holds over 10-years experience working across the art sector, working with more than 350 artists, curating over 100 exhibitions and events, publishing 4 books and facilitating numerous artist development programmes.
Liz West, Co-Director
Liz West lives and works in Manchester. She graduated from BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture & Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art in 2007. She regularly exhibits nationally and internationally including recent exhibitions at; Bristol Biennial; Natural History Museum, London; Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Manchester; Royal British Society of Sculptors, London; National Media Museum, Bradford. In 2016 Liz was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize and the Lighting Design Awards. For further information please visit liz-west.com.
Jack Welsh
Jack Welsh is a freelance arts manager, researcher and writer. He possesses over 10 years experience of working across both contemporary art and academia, and is currently a Fine Art Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University. Welsh was previously Research Associate for The University of Manchester and University of Liverpool. He regularly produces writing for websites, publications and commissions, including Corridor8, The Double Negative and The Skinny. Welsh’s writing awards include CVAN North West Critical Writing Bursary and a-n Interface award. He was recently published in a book on contemporary arts criticism On Being Curious.