top of page
John Sleigh Location One 37.jpg


Arts Educator, Learning Officer and Curator

I’ve ten years’ experience in arts and heritage engagement, building a reputation for innovation and high-profile exhibition content within the field. 

I’m passionate about audience engagement and I’d love to explore that with you. Please do check out my experience, recent projects and drop me a line if you’d like a chat. 

Great projects start with a cup of tea.

Home: Welcome


My specialism is in connecting audiences with artworks and collections. I create learning events, formal and informal learning programs and curate exhibitions in co-production with community groups. I have a reputation for ethics-based practice, exploring artworks and exhibitions so that communities find not just representation but also legacy. Learners should always get more from a partnership than the host organisation. Doing so means exploring both the collection and institution – holding ourselves accountable and open when working with others. Establishing both ethical frameworks, working definitions and opportunities for collaboration is a noted feature in my practice. 

Legacy is key in all my work – building sustainable links and connection that does not seek to objectify those it engages with but gives a platform for their lived experience and activism. One recognised aspect of my work in the industry is finding gaps in representation with collections, reaching out to those in the community with lived experience, and actively highlight the gap as a positive force for sharing, arts creation and participation. 

I drink a lot of tea, laugh and smile lots, and believe in the power of enthusiasm and positivity for change. 

John Sleigh Location One 62.jpg
Home: About
Mr Sleigh Studio Portraits 12.jpg


Thanks for submitting!

Home: Contact
bottom of page