©2019 by Daniella Wells

Dialogues Through Time, Basel, Switzerland 2018 in association with Nadine Vischer Klein and Brian Kennedy Curation. Objects in view from galleries: Puls Contemporary ceramics, Belgium, Taste Contemporary, Switzerland, Vessel Gallery, UK and DOC, Switzerland ©Prismago, Photography: Moritz Herzog

 

Daniella has over 20 years' experience in the art market with a focus on museum quality craft. Her work encompasses a range of events, predominantly art fairs.

 

As a freelancer, Daniella is Galleries Liaison for Collect, International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, presented by the Crafts Council at Somerset House in London. 

 

With the benefit of an extensive network, Daniella works independently and in collaboration with other individuals or companies on: Project Management, Events Management/Consultation, Marketing/PR, VIP and Talks Programmes.

 
 

Expertise

Daniella sits on the panel for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize presented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery and was a Ceramics judge on the Woman's Hour Craft Prize 2017 - a BBC, Crafts Council and V&A initiative. Daniella studied Ceramics at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Dialogues Through Time, Basel, Switzerland 2018 in association with Nadine Vischer Klein and Brian Kennedy Curation. Ring in view by Hans Stofer, courtesy Gallery SO, UK/Switzerland.  ©Prismago, Photography: Moritz Herzog

Background

Daniella joined the Crafts Council to launch the inaugural Collect at the V&A and was integral to the re-launch of Collect into the Saatchi Gallery.

 

Beginning her arts career Daniella worked with curators Janice Blackburn and Rachael Barraclough on Contemporary Decorative Arts exhibitions at Sotheby's in London and New York. 

As a freelancer, Daniella delivered Collect 2014 and 2015 as Show Director (in association with Julia Ravenscroft and the Crafts Council Collect team). Also for the Crafts Council she worked on the initial strategy for British work at Design Days in Dubai.

From 2016-2018 Daniella worked with Nadine Vischer Klein and Brian Kennedy Curation as Head of Exhibitor Relations on TRESOR contemporary craft in Basel, Switzerland, including associated events such as the installation of contemporary objects in the 18th Century Wildt'sches Haus for the exhibition: Dialogues Through Time.  

 

Dialogues Through Time, Basel, Switzerland 2018 in association with Nadine Vischer Klein and Brian Kennedy Curation. Object in view: Helen O'Shea, embroidered plastic. ©Prismago, Photography: Moritz Herzog

Penthouse breakfast event with Jonathan Reed, Studio Reed.  Neo Bankside, a joint venture with Native Land and Grosvenor. www.neobankside.com. Held as part of the programme of Collect 2015. Image courtesy: Juno Snowdon Photography 

TRESOR 2017, in association with Nadine Vischer Klein and Brian Kennedy Curation. Basel, Switzerland. Stand in view: Gallery SO, Switzerland/ UK. Photography: Uta Grütter 

Collect, The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, presented by the Crafts Council. Stand in view: Vessel Gallery, London Photography: Sophie Mutevelian

 Sighted by Caroline Broadhead, a performance in collaboration with Angela Woodhouse and made in close co-operation with performers Stine Nilsen and Martina Conti. Sighted was a highlight of the public programme of Collect 2015. Caroline Broadhead is represented by Marsden Woo Gallery, London. image courtesy:Juno Snowdon Photography

Chairy Tales by Tord Boontje, a celebration of chairs made from 1998-2015 was held as a special exhibit as part of Collect 2015. 

Image courtesy: Juno Snowdon Photography 

 

Get in touch

BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, Jane Garvey interview. Collect, The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, presented by the Crafts Council. Stand in view: Koppe Contemporary Objects, Denmark. Photography: Sophie Mutevelian