About

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 holds over 10-years experience working within the art sector, specialising in artist professional development, curation, production and project management. After practicing as an artist for a short period following his graduation from BA Photography and MA Fine Art at Staffordshire University, he found his passion and skills to be within facilitation and support for artists. In 2006, Devereux founded and directed Blank Media Collective and later BLANKSPACE Gallery in Manchester, swiftly establishing a reputation for unearthing exciting emerging talent. Following six successful years, Devereux stepped down to establish Mark Devereux Projects in 2013. He has since developed his work nurturing early-career talent, working with over 200 artists, curating 25 exhibitions, facilitating numerous professional development events and forging partnerships with UK and international organisations including AirSpace Gallery, Bloc Projects, Finnish Art Agency, Manchester Art Gallery and The Tetley.
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 at: Kraftwerk, Berlin; Chester Cathedral; Compton Verney, Warwickshire; Bristol Biennial; Natural History Museum, London; National Trust Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire; Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Manchester; Royal British Society of Sculptors, London; National Media Museum, Bradford. Liz was recently shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, Darc Awards 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.