Bo Olawoye has worked as a Engagement Curator and Consultant, mainly in Nottingham, UK since 2001. She has developed and managed creative Learning Programmes within art galleries, public spaces and in communities. Bo currently works for New Art Exchange Nottingham (2016 -present) as their Community Engagement Producer and works as a freelancer locally and nationally.
Her approach to engagement always has a strong focus on “creative collaboration” empowering people through art to explore social and political issues that affect their daily lives. Bo has previously worked for The Bonington Gallery at Nottingham Trent University, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary, Tate Modern London and Backlit Gallery/Artist Studios.
Over the past few years she has also taken part in panel discussions and given talks at Goldsmiths University of London, The University of Wolverhampton (B.A Photography), Nottingham University, Mark Devereux Projects, Manchester, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University and idle women in the North West.
Recent freelance programmes include: Morley Learning a community led initiative inspired by the Nottinghamshire Victorian textile manufacturer and social reformer Samuel Morley; Get Up Stand Up! exploring the notion of international human rights with young people; “Pathways” – Nottingham’s first black history mural designed by young adults from NG7 Voices at Hyson Green Youth Club and featuring local heroes from the black community.
She is currently freelancing for Threshold Studio’s (2016- 2017) who are a UK based media-arts producers and educators who work nationally and internationally.