King’s Cross Project brings in two new curators

Tamsin Dillon and Rebecca Heald will commission works for the regenerated London station and surrounding area

Two new curators will oversee the King’s Cross Project, an ambitious programme of commissioned temporary and permanent works for the redeveloped 67-acre neighbourhood in north London. The appointment of Tamsin Dillon, previously the interim head of exhibitions at Tate Liverpool, and Rebecca Heald, a tutor in curating contemporary art at the Royal College of Art in London, marks the beginning of the second three-year cycle of the nine-year programme.

The art project is part of a vast regeneration scheme in the commuter hub, which has shed its seedy reputation. The King's Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP)—a private initiative funded by Argent King's Cross Limited Partnership and AustralianSuper, a pension fund—runs the King’s Cross Project.

Michael Pinsky and Stephanie Delcroix were the project curators for the first three years. Their programme, entitled Relay, included the work Black Maria (2013) by Richard Wentworth, a timber structure located in the atrium of Central Saint Martins college.

Another temporary work, Across the Buildings by Felice Varini, comprised a series of geometric shapes projected on to a series of Victorian buildings around Granary Square in 2013. A permanent piece, IFO (Identified Flying Object) by the French artist Jacques Rival, was unveiled in 2011 in Battle Bridge Place near the rail and underground stations.