Park Profile: Tamsin Dillon
Tamsin Dillon is Executive Director of Socrates Sculpture Park. A strategic cultural leader, she has worked with artists, and teams of arts and non-arts professionals, to commission permanent and temporary artworks in a range of contexts including museums, galleries and public settings. Most recently, she curated and producedWaterfronts, seven new temporary large-scale public artworks for England’s CreativeCoast (2021). She is the founder of Art in Public, working with organizations including 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, to support the strategic development of new program strands and projects. She served as the Director of The King’s Cross Project from 2015-2018 where she commissioned new works and developed a strategic art commissioning plan for the new buildings and streets of King’s Cross N1C in London. Previously, she led the curatorial team for 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts program for the First World War centenary, and was the Director of Transport for London’s Art on the Underground program, which achieved international acclaim under her leadership.
Press & Media:
ARTnews “Tamsin Dillon Picked to Direct Socrates Sculpture Park, ‘One of New York’s Best-Kept Secrets”
QNS.com (Times Ledger) “Long Island City resident takes over the helm at Socrates Sculpture Park”
Astoria Post “Socrates Sculpture Park Hires New Executive Director“