Siobhan McLaughlin is an artist, freelance curator and researcher. She is the curator of Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-off World, a centenary exhibition held at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh (January-March 2021, currently postponed). In 2020 she researched and wrote 160 short artist biographies for the Jay and W. Gordon Smith Collection of Scottish Art, a book which sits alongside an exhibition currently on at the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
Her curatorial research focuses predominantly on post-war Scottish Art and opening up private collections to the public, with an interest in tackling elitism and accessibility to the arts.
Through the ECG, she aims to research the possibilities of non-hierarchical, accessible and feminist driven models as alternatives to the established art institutions that currently dominate the cultural sphere.