Claire Gallagher specialises in arts marketing and communications, creative content, partnerships and brand strategy as a freelance consultant following a 12-year career working in-house for a range of not-for-profit and commercial visual arts organisations.
Graduating from the University of Warwick in 2010 with an undergraduate degree in History of Art, Claire’s first art world role put her at the heart of the busy Royal Collection Trust marketing team during the Diamond Jubilee and from there she moved onto join the National Portrait Gallery in 2012 where she focused on exhibition marketing. As the dedicated Art Gallery marketing representative at the Barbican Centre from 2015, Claire planned and delivered campaigns for programming in both the Art Gallery and Curve Gallery spaces before leaving the not-for-profit sector to join the Affordable Art Fair in 2016. Over the course of 5 years, Claire developed and led the marketing function responsible for 3 UK art fairs, attracting over 50,000 visitors annually spending over £7.5 million, and a global online art marketplace. Most recently, Claire led the commercial Ventures arm of Whitechapel Gallery before becoming a freelance consultant in 2022. Claire continues to volunteer her time as a Trustee for The Old Waterworks artist-led studios in Southend-On-Sea, Essex.