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Arabella Harvey


Arabella Harvey is a curatorial development programmer with a particular focus on innovative cultural delivery and engagement in rural areas.

Artists she has worked with to develop and deliver new work for exhibition have included David Faithfull, Christine Borland, Catherine Street, Jessica Harrison, Jock Mooney, Liz Adamson and Alexa Hare.

Most recently she was Director of the Peter Potter Gallery in Haddington where she developed and delivered contemporary arts and heritage exhibition and engagement programmes, and operated a commercial trading arm incorporating a cafe and contemporary craft shop. PPG worked with up to 3000 people per year on an extensive engagement programme that interrogated the interplay between contemporary art and cultural heritage.

Prior to this she was Development Officer for Crossing Borders and Visual Arts & Media Development Officer for the region of East Ayrshire where she was responsible for programming across three venues and five galleries including The Dick Institute.

Arabella sits on the Boards of Street Level Photoworks, and is Acting Chair of the Scottish Contemporary Art Network. She recently sat on the Visual Arts Review Panel at Creative Scotland and previously worked as a Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Arts Council.