KitMapper is an arts production company passionate about the future of art-making and production. We provide a variety of services as part of this process: production, installation, fabrication, technical consultation, and equipment rental.
We facilitate ground-breaking, internationally recognised culture and create local opportunities for emerging talent. Specialising in ambitious and complex installations, we provide world-class creative support, project management, and technical advice.
As an artist-run organisation, we each bring our own nuance, expertise, and understanding to every project, bringing together our in-house talent with our network of specialist partners.
Head of Projects
Al has been working with KitMapper since 2019 in project and operational roles, and now as Head of Projects. He has vast project, process and operational experience across the arts, charity and not for profit sectors. Al is focussed on his and KitMapper’s sustained success of taking projects from the initial idea phase, through feasibility and development and onto realisation. In 2020 he set up non-profit art organisation South Birmingham Works, providing affordable artist studios and arts opportunities in Birmingham.
Business Development Manager
Emma has been with KitMapper since 2022, joining us after completing a Masters degree in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art. Initially working as part of the production team across a variety of projects and installations, Emma now manages the equipment hires, rentals and client outreach. Having previously worked at an international gallery guide and post-production houses for television and advertising, Emma brings her wealth of knowledge and connections across the creative industries into her role as business development manager.
Ashley has been with KitMapper for over two years, joining after completing her Masters in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art. Her creative expertise is invaluable to the nuances of arts production, bringing an unmatched attention to detail and care to each project. Ashley supervises the production of a large number of projects across a variety of industries.
Edd joined KitMapper as a full-time team member in 2023, after having worked with us closely for the past two years, assisting with Anicka Yi’s Turbine Hall Commission, operations, and specialist consultations to artists and institutions. Edd’s experience as a technician on everything from analogue tape loop installations to multi-screen projection mapping means he has an excellent technical understanding and in-depth knowledge of the latest software and hardware. As an independent music producer Edd brings specialist audio knowledge to the team and is currently overseeing several bespoke projects.
Mark, a former MD at Deezer and Senior Vice President at Warner Music, has over thirty years of experience in the creative sector. A NED/Chair on a number of high-profile boards, he is now focussing part of his time on identifying and nurturing successful startups. His role on the board of KitMapper is in conjunction with current board roles with 7digital, a global leader in end-to-end digital music solutions, Imagesound who curate in-store music for global retailers and, MIDiA Research, a highly-respected insight and analytics business, covering trends in the music, TV/video and Games industries. Mark’s expertise on KitMappers’s board cements our position as the top choice for creative media professionals.
Founder & Director
Dave Charlesworth is an artist, curator and producer based in South East London. He is also a co-founder of South Kiosk. Through his production work he has worked nationally and internationally on major creative projects at Somerset House Studios, Royal College of Art, V&A and Whitechapel Gallery. He is the regular producer for Jones Bulley, working on ACE Strategic Touring Fund funded project Living Symphonies. In 2022 Dave worked with Artquest to produce a paper on The Future of Making, outlining potential ways in which artists could structure the way they work in the next 10 years. He has curated critically successful shows outside South Kiosk at Rokeby (London), Kestle Barton (Cornwall), Yan Tan Tether (Huddersfield).
Gabriele joined KitMapper in Autumn 2022 as our Studio Manager, after recently completing her MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London. Prior to joining KitMapper she ran daily operations for a group of performing arts venues for six years in London and Brighton. She is devoted to cultural production and accustomed to managing teams and is currently leading on a number of internal KitMapper projects. Gabriele ensures the organisation operates as efficiently and effectively as possible, managing client relations in order to best meet their needs.
Ryszard joined KitMapper in early 2022. Between 2018 and 2022 he was Gallery Technical Manager at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and prior to that he was Senior Technician at Tate Modern. He brings a wealth of familiarity with museum standard installation and process, with experience in realising new commissions ranging from Nalini Malani (Can You Hear Me? 2020) to Elmgreen and Dragset (The Whitechapel Pool, 2018).
Ben became Acting Deputy Director after five years as Production Manager at KitMapper. He has a huge amount of experience in Production Management, overseeing the design, research and development, fabrication, and on-site installation of a wide array of projects. These range from ‘Now You See Me, Now You Don’t’ by Manal AlDowayan, to Anicka Yi’s Turbine Hall Commission ‘In Love With the World’. His in-depth knowledge of creative and technical processes ensures work is completed to the highest of standards.
Matt recently joined KitMapper after having worked as a freelance technician for us and other London-based galleries and arts institutions for several years. He is also Technical Director at LUX where he has had nearly a decade of experience in the handling, presentation, distribution, production and preservation of artists film and video work. He brings to the team inexhaustible specialism in multifaceted AV production and presentation, which is further informed by previous experience as technical co-director of Sierra Metro project space in Edinburgh and his own video, sound and installation-based artistic practice.