Mara-Helen Wood was Director of the University Gallery & Baring Wing at Northumbria University from 1977–2015, and simultaneously Director of Kings Place Gallery, London from 2008 – 2014. During her 38 year tenure she was responsible for an international exhibition programme supported by exhibition catalogues and artists’ monographs. In 1994 she received the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit in the rank of Knight First Class for her curatorship of five Edvard Munch exhibitions in the UK, including The Frieze of Life at the National Gallery, London. She continues to promote British and Scandinavian artists through exhibitions and more recently MHW Publications.
Banner image: Ørnulf Opdahl, Cape 2013, Oil on canvas, 70 x 155cm
Below: Ørnulf Opdahl, Marine 2015, Oil on canvas, 60 x 70cm