Tory Turk is an Independent Exhibition Curator, specialising in Style and Popular Culture. After completing the Media and Cultural Studies BA at Sussex, she went on to do an MA in Fashion Curation at The University of the Arts. She was subsequently granted an Arts Grant to realise her MA thesis exhibition project, entitled ‘The Absent Model’.
Tory recently curated ‘Print Matters’ at KCC and co-curated ‘The Jam: About The Young Idea’ at Somerset House. She curated, ‘Style Sharing’ at The Korean Cultural Centre, ‘A Street Style Journey’ at the Londonewcastle Project Space, ‘Moving Mountains’, part of ‘Fashioning Winter’, at Somerset House and ‘Legends of the Martini at the Royal Academy. She archived the collections belonging to session hair-stylist Sam McKnight’s collection and Charlotte Tilbury. She is Creative Lead for ‘The World’s Largest Private Magazine Collection’ (Guinness 2012), belonging to James Hyman. She will co-tutor the ‘Introduction to Fashion Curation’ short-course at the London College of Fashion in Summer 2015.
Tory has spoken at Eupop (2012) and ‘Data Detectives’ (part of Big Bang Data 2016) alongside James Hyman, at the V&A ‘Game Changers’ event (2013) and at the Courtald ‘Fashion Utopias’ Symposium (part of IFS 2016). During the summer of 2012 she was a lecturer on the ‘Fashion Image’ Course at the Istituto Marangoni. She has appeared on the BBC One Show, BBC News, ITV News, YTN (Korean News), and BBC Radio Devon. Other press highlights include coverage in Sunday Times Style, Stylist Magazine, i-D online, AnOther, The Debrief (Online), Daily Mail (Online), The Evening Standard, Tatler, Company Magazine, Lodown Magazine, The Independent and The Observer. In November 2013 she was shortlisted for the Creative Enterprise Award for “Freelancer of the Year” and in February 2015 was awarded a special mention in the “Curation Category” for ‘Style Sharing’ which was part of The International Fashion Showcase.
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