Dr Sarah Lowndes is a writer, curator and lecturer. Research Fellow at NUA and Director of Kunsthalle Cromer, Lowndes has recently been appointed Curator at The Yare Gallery, a new, free to enter art gallery for Great Yarmouth which will open in June 2021 with the group show, Weathering: New Art From East Anglia. Her publications include Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City: Creative Retreat (2018), The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing (2016), All Art is Political: Writings on Performative Art (2014) and Social Sculpture: The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene (2010), with a new book, Crowds, Community and Contagion in Contemporary Britain forthcoming with Routledge in 2022. Her editorial projects include co-editing with Andrew Nairne Actions: The image of the world can be different (Kettle’s Yard, 2018) and co-editing with Nell Croose Myhill, Site Writing (Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 2020). Under the auspices of Kunsthalle Cromer, she curated and produced Panoramic Sea Happening (2017), Esplanade: A Procession for Women (2018) and the writing and publication projects, Like the Sea I Think (2019) and Field Work (2020).