Liz Wewiora is an independent producer, curator and visual artist specialising in socially engaged arts practice and commissioning. She is currently the Head of Engagement at Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool) and lecturer on the Socially Engaged Photography MA at University of Salford.
For the past twelve years, She has worked in various programming and engagement roles across the sector, including Centre for Chinese Contemporary Arts (Manchester), FACT (Liverpool) Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow).
She has led on major curatorial projects such as Hankering for Classification with co-curator Matthew Pendergast, and Arts Council England funded national touring programme SIXTEEN. Within her previous Wewiora Projects role, she has delivered the annual major public events programme, Northern Art Carbooty and national touring exhibition Tall Tales.
She has recently completed a role as Engagement and Audience Development Producer for Together We Move, a socially engaged and participant led engagement programme for Over 60s across Greater Manchester, responding to Everything I Have is Yours commission, by artists Open Music Archive.
Charlie Booth is an independent producer and curator. She is also the Programme Director (Adults) at Signal Film and Media and the Community Engagement Manager at Manchester Histories.
In 2019 she became the Interim Curator for Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, where she worked on exhibitions including Visual Rights. For four years before that she worked for Redeye, the Photography Network managing their programme of professional development events and conferences.
Recently she joined the team at Signal Film and Media in Cumbria where she oversees various digital art and photography projects including the West Coast Photo Festival, The Digital Forest commission and the HLF photographic heritage project Seeing the North Sankey.
As Community Engagement Manager for Manchester Histories she helped deliver the award-winning project Peterloo 2019. Focusing on the delivery of hundreds of public events across Greater Manchester including the BFI Film Academy in partnership with HOME and the recruitment and management of the volunteer Peterloo Ambassadors.
She developed her curatorial practice at the Hepworth Wakefield and South Square Gallery in Bradford as a Curatorial Fellow. For the past five years she has worked on a variety of exhibition delivery roles such as Assistant Curator for the Tall Tales National Touring exhibition and Exhibitions Coordinator for Let’s Go Global.
Charlie has extensive volunteer management and festival production experience. She has worked for organisations such as FutureEverything, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and Manchester Folk Festival to produce their volunteer and live events programme.
Wewiora and Booth are a producer team, specialising in exhibition production and touring, artist development and community engagement.
Liz Wewiora and Charlie Booth combine years of practical experience across the cultural sector to support artists and photographers to realise creative projects.
Wewiora and Booth evolved from the successful producer agency, Wewiora Projects, initiated by Liz and her sister Helen Wewiora in 2014. Later they were joined by Charlie as an assistant Curator, delivering Tall Tales, a national touring exhibition across Rochdale, London and Glasgow.
Throughout all aspects of our practice, collaboration and partnerships are at the heart of what we do.
We enjoy working with artists and photographers who have a strong artistic vision and focus on social change. We actively seek out artists who:
- wish to collaborate with us to increase the ambition and reach of their project by combining skills, knowledge and professional networks.
- Artists who consider and invite the active role of audiences within their work.
We offer practical expertise to artists in the areas of public funding, exhibition production, partnership working and community engagement.
Wewiora and Booth welcome partnerships with organisations to deliver artistic project management, curation, volunteer recruitment, conference and live events production.
We are also available for consultancy and training within subjects such as socially engaged practice, curation, public funding and effective project evaluation.