The Artist Colin McGookin has effectively acted as a curator and
facilitator on a number of exhibitions over the last 2 decades,
both independently and on behalf of various organisations.
One of his first
major appointments on leaving art college was to act as courier
for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland assisting curator Brian Ferran with the selection and collection of
exhibits from all over the British Isles for the William Scott
retrospective in the Ulster Museum in 1986. This encouraged an enduring interest in creating and assisting the
curation of both one person and thematic group exhibitions.