Victoria Pomery is one of the four specialist art advisors on the selection panel.
Victoria Pomery has been the Director of Turner Contemporary in Margate, Kent since 2002. One of the key cultural destinations in Kent, Turner Contemporary, and the development of a new gallery for the organisation, is key to Kent County Council's vision for the regeneration of Margate. The gallery will be built on the same location as the lodging house in which Turner stayed, overlooking Margate's picturesque bay. When completed, the gallery will be the largest dedicated visual arts venue in Kent, and one of the largest in the south east of England outside of London. In preparation for the new gallery, Turner Contemporary presents a large and varied programme of activities to engage with, inform and inspire as wide an audience as possible.
Victoria Pomery started her career at the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick in 1989 where she worked on an exhibitions programme of historical and contemporary art, and organised the education programme. Following this, she became exhibitions officer at Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham. Until her appointment at Turner Contemporary 2002, she was Senior Curator at Tate Liverpool, where she was responsible for exhibitions of contemporary art as well as displays from the Tate collection. During this time, she worked with a number of artists on projects outside the gallery. She was seconded to Tate St Ives (1994) to work on an audience development programme, and to the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia (1995).