Lauren Velvick is a writer, artist and curator based in the North of England. She is currently Programme Co-ordinator at Bluecoat, Liverpool and is a Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist.
Lauren graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010 with a degree in History of Art, curating Sunk Costs, 2011, and Hoist by Our Own Petard, 2012, at Islington Mill, Salford. During 2013, she took part in the activities of the Lionel Dobie Project, Manchester, with a residency culminating in the publication of An Un-Sound Experiment. As Co-Director of The Exhibition Centre for the Life and Use of Books, Lauren has produced exhibitions, events, performances and screenings including Butterworth: The Use and Abuse of Books, WE (Pil & Galia Kollectiv) & Onion Widow performances, Simon Bookish & Jennet Thomas performances, and in 2015 was featured in Modern History Vol.I, curated by Lynda Morris. Lauren has recently co-ordinated a six-person residency and commissioning project based around the work of Christopher Joseph Holme, an unknown Preston artist whose prolific oeuvre she is custodian of, and is writer-in-residence for In Certain Places during their ongoing ‘Expanded City’ project.
She is a regular contributor to national and local arts publications including Art Monthly, Doggerland, The Skinny, The Double Negative and This Is Tomorrow and is a Contributing Editor of Corridor8.
Lauren Velvick was commissioned to write an article for Pankhurst in the Park 2018; centenary edition of NYC based Art 511 Mag. About Castlefield Gallery centenary initiative to supported Ruth Barker (Glasgow) and Hannah Leighton-Boyce (Manchester) to undertake research residencies: Leighton-Boyce in Scotland with Glasgow Women’s Library, and Barker in Salford with the University of Salford and University of Salford Art Collection. Part of Manchester's Wonder Women festival. Download the mag here