Mark Devereux Projects has established a proven track record of developing artists’ practices and careers since forming in 2013.

Mark Devereux Projects:

  • specialises in supporting artists during crucial transitional stages in their career
  • works collaboratively with artists, placing their core interests and ambitions at heart
  • believes in paying artists
  • supports artists both outside and within the commercial art market
  • provides tailored information, support and guidance through mentoring and professional development programmes
  • champions art which is compelling, critical and ambitious
  • produces and curates exhibitions, talks programmes and events that challenge artists and audiences
  • encourages creative risk
  • forges connections between artists, galleries and audiences
  • advocates for artists and works to enhance their national and international profile

Many of the artists we have worked with have gone on to receive important commissions, prizes, exhibitions and grants that have furthered their 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, Producer
Jack Welsh is a freelance arts producer, researcher and writer. He possesses over 10 years experience of working across the arts sector, from artist-led to 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 Artlyst. For further information please visit: jackwelsh.co.uk.