Dr Gayle Meikle is a Lecturer in Contemporary Art Curation primarily interested in curating as a creative practice. She teaches across the Fine Art and Media Culture and Heritage departments in the School of Arts and Culture at Newcastle University.

Her curatorial work creates discursive and experimental platforms to present contemporary art. Previous projects have taken the form of exhibition-making, sound and aural interventions, audio interviews, cooking, performance, event-organising, and publication-making. At the root of her practice are two questions: ‘What happens when we make art public?’ and ‘What is the curatorial role in this encounter?’

She has an ongoing collaborative practice with Alexandra Ross titled ‘A Polyphonic Essay on…’ and Harriet Sutcliffe titled ‘Undutiful Spirit’. She is the co-editor of the recently published book (2021), ‘The Commonplace Book of ATLAS’, with Emma Nicolson. This anthology discusses the activity of ATLAS Arts (2010 – 2018), a rural arts organisation based on the Isle of Skye Scotland, within a global conversation about climate change, indigenous cultures and spatial politics.

Meikle has a sustained interest in exploring the systems and structures of presenting contemporary art and oscillates between urban and rural contexts. Over the years, she has held positions at Deveron Projects (2011) and ATLAS Arts (2013 – 2016) and worked with many cultural organisations, including;  Workplace Foundation, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh; National Galleries of Scotland; and, LUX Scotland.

She was awarded a practice-led PhD from BxNU Institute, Northumbria University, in 2021. She received an MSc in Electronic Imaging and a BAhons in Time Based Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee University.