About

Delta Arts is an art collective based in Portsmouth and London, UK.

It is a visual arts collaboration between Amy Lloyd, Emma Smith and Oliver Sumner. We work internationally, creating situations for artist exchange and exploring social art practice through mobility. In recent years this has involved exchanges with artists in Beirut, Cairo, Copenhagen, Delhi, Mumbai, and Shanghai.

Formed as an art practice and to initiate projects with others, our work is located at the intersection of practice, research and pedagogy. We seek to create a spirit reciprocity, often working with people in specific localities such as allotments, adventure playgrounds, museum gardens, urban social housing and the English countryside.

Core Members

Amy Lloyd is a curator and educator based in London, with a particular interest in libraries. She is Gallery Manager at Peckham Platform, London and founder of the collective toosmalltocount.

Emma Smith is an artist based in London and works internationally. She is resident in the ACME Fire Station Residency Programme 2010-2015 and Associate Artist of Artsadmin. Her social practice responds to site-specific issues through events and participation. Performances and exhibitions include: Tate Modern Tanks, Arnolfini and Whitechapel Gallery, UK.

Oliver Sumner is an independent art curator and learning specialist based in Portsmouth. He has worked with artists in social projects for 20 years. With expertise in gallery education, he undertakes freelance research and consultancy contracts, having previously worked in senior programming roles in public contemporary art galleries.

Advisory Panel Members: Sophie Hope, Samar Maakaron, Eduardo Padilha, & Greygory Vass.

We are a not-for-profit company formed in March 2008, company number: 06526023

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