Stella and her team bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in the visual arts and cultural field, in particular in high profile public realm projects. Stella is currently Artistic Director of Sculpture in the City, the award-winning urban sculpture park in the insurance district of the Square Mile, which has to date shown 112 artworks by 94 artists from 28 countries and now in its ninth year. Stella has been involved in the project from the very beginning and describes it as a dialogue between contemporary sculpture and contemporary architecture in an area defined by iconic buildings.
“We are thrilled to be working on Culture Mile, a highly ambitious project in an area which is undergoing major changes in the next few years and looks to celebrate culture and the world-class institutions in the area. We look forward to working with the talented teams already in place to develop the vision and programme of temporary, as well as more permanent installations, that will animate the area. On a more personal note it is also an area that is close to my heart having resided at the Barbican and in Golden Lane in the past, as well as worked on local projects for over a decade.”
Stella was Deputy Director of London Festival of Architecture (2003-07) and project director of the very successful Celebrate the City, the Square Miles’ celebratory programme for the 2012 London Olympics and also consulted on the first edition of the City Visitor Trail in 2013. More recently, Lacuna delivered an Arts and Culture Strategy for the City Cluster Vision.
Stella trained as an architect and a dancer and is a member of the City Arts Initiative Advisory Board; a liveryman member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and a member of City Architecture Forum.