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Sue Jones is a curator of contemporary visual art.

Since 2006 she has been Director of the Whitstable Biennale, an award winning and internationally acclaimed festival exploring contemporary film and performance within the visual arts. She has established the festival as one of the most important showcases for new and experimental work in the UK. Whitstable Biennale also stages learning programmes for schools and young people in east and north Kent, and is a Founding Associate of Tate Exchange. In 2018 Whitstable Biennale will join the Arts Council National Portfolio.

Jones is also co-Curator on the Estuary Festival, a cultural celebration of the Thames Estuary across the north and south shorelines and on the river itself. Previously she was Curator, and Director, of Chisenhale Gallery in east London, and co-Director of online commissioning organisation e-2.

She regularly gives talks and lectures, most recently at the Slade School of Arts; University of Brighton; UCA Canterbury; Goldsmiths; Royal College of Arts, and Turner Contemporary. She is a Trustee for Crate Studios & Project Space in Margate, and for the Stuart Croft Foundation.
Jones is an Honorary Fellow of the School of Arts. Whitstable Biennale works closely with the School of Arts and other University of Kent departments on major projects, such as the Projections Festival in 2016, and regularly collaborates with academics on research projects.

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