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Alison Moloney

Curator and Research Fellow
London College of Fashion
Researcher Research
Alison  Moloney


Alison Moloney is a Curator and Research Fellow based within the Centre for Fashion Curation, UAL, where she leads on the development of the international strategy. Her exhibitions test curatorial practices within the context of fashion and dress curatorship and her work has facilitated an exploration of exhibition contexts, media and artforms to trial curatorial interventions. She frequently explores ways to reach new audiences and has developed exhibitions through the format of film and worked in partnership with a women’s prison, an NHS mental health facility, and a home for older people to engage displaced communities with the arts. She has developed exhibitions in collaboration with leading cultural institutes including the Barbican Art Gallery, National Trust and Mode Museum, Antwerp, and she has received grants from Arts Council England and the British Council.

Before joining London College of Fashion, UAL, she worked in the Architecture, Design, Fashion department of the British Council where she programmed site-specific collaborations, and curated touring exhibitions in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia and Europe. In 2007 she was the Regional Arts Manager, Gulf Region, based in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and in 2009 she was Acting Director, Architecture, Design, Fashion. Her work as a nomadic curator within these contexts continues to inform her practice today.

Grants and awards

(Figures indicate amount awarded to UAL)

  • British Council, Art Connects Us, £2,500.00, (2017-2018)
  • British Council, Southern African Cluster, £2,500.00, (2017-2018)
  • Arts Council England, Footnotes, £14,890.00

Research Outputs


Book Section

Conference, Symposium or Workshop item