Claire Doherty is Director of Situations, which she initiated in 2003. She has advised a number of organisations as curatorial consultant including Tate, Site Gallery Sheffield and is author of the public art strategies for the University of Bristol and Bjorvika, Oslo Harbour.
In 2009, she was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Award as an outstanding cultural entrepreneur. Doherty is renowned for pioneering new forms of public art, including Theaster Gates’ Sanctum, 24 days of 24/7 sound in a ruined church in the heart of Bristol, and the year-long series One Day Sculpture in New Zealand.
Claire has also published a number of forward thinking publications on the topic of Public art including her latest book Out of Time, Out of Place Public Art (Now). In 2016 Claire was awarded an MBE for her outstanding services to the arts.
Claire Doherty's involvement in Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.