At what point did you feel recognised on social media and beyond?
Because my Insta is about a subject, I personally don’t feel recognised. But,it was when I curated my first exhibition, The Great Women Artists: Women on Instagram, that I felt as though the blog had really started to gain recognition, as over eight hundred people came to see the show on opening night! I have since taken over the Tate Instagram, and it’s great that the site is becoming a destination for people to learn about women artists, as that was its original intention.
How do you feel social media affects art?
I think social media makes art accessible to everyone. Although you can’t physically experience an art object on screen, social media can act as the platform to teach people about the history of art and also show an artist’s process, which is really interesting. Historically art writing has been quite esoteric, which can discourage people from learning about the subject. Instagram also allows for new voices for both art historians and artists, which has completely opened up a new dimension to both the industry and subject.