Annie Warburton – Creative Director (Crafts Council)

Annie Warburton is Creative Director at the Crafts Council, where she leads on exhibitions, international programmes, education, and research. She also directs the Crafts Council’s innovation programme on intersections between craft, science, technology and industry. 

Recent exhibitions include British Craft – The Miami Edit, Miami Art Week, 2017 and 2016; The New Materiality, Basel 2017; States of Play, Hull UK City of Culture 2017; and Nature Lab, Design Miami/Basel 2016.  In 2016, she co-launched Real to Reel – the Craft Film Festival, during London Craft Week, now in its third edition. 

Annie frequently writes, presents and broadcasts on craft, art and design in the UK and internationally.

Annie began her career at the Crafts Council of Ireland. Before joining the UK Crafts Council in 2014, she was CEO of ArtsMatrix and Head of Partnerships at Creative Skillset.  She is an Associate of Newnham College, Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Annie will be a speaker on our Main Symposium day on Thursday 17 May 2018. Tickets for the event can be booked via Eventbrite here.