Leela Thornfield is a visual art producer, project manager and marketing consultant working predominantly on public realm projects. Based in Bristol, she works closely alongside artists, organisations and stakeholders to develop, manage and deliver projects which surprise, inspire and engage with a range of contexts and people.
Recent projects include a programme of art commissions, talks, workshops and trips commissioned by Bristol City Council as part of the long-term development of the Whitchurch and Hengrove Community Orchard; large-scale temporary public artwork Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram, currently touring to international festivals and venues and a programme of commissions and events developed for Bristol’s iconic Bearpit roundabout, funded by Arts Council England.
Leela has worked with Bristol City Council, Luke Jerram Ltd, Ffotogallery, Spacex and Tate Britain and has had critical and editorial writing published by Aesthetica Magazine, Axisweb, Nom de Strip, this is tomorrow, Photomonitor and Visual Arts South West.
Leela was also a founding member and Co-Director of Hand in Glove, a curatorial collective who produced ambitious public realm artworks and provided opportunities to encounter art in unusual settings.