DAM Fest Europe 2021

A celebration of all things DAM



Mat Bancroft

Independent Curator, Archivist and Art Director

Mat is an independent Curator, Archivist and Art Director specialising in 20th century pop culture.  Some of his curatorial projects include:

  • Use Hearing Protection – The Early Years of Factory Records at the Science & Industry Museum in Manchester
  • Use Hearing Protection – Fac 1-50 / 40 at Chelsea Space in London
  • Patrick Procktor – The Last Romantic at Arts University in Bournemouth
  • David Tindle – A Retrospective at Huddersfield Art Gallery
  • Vogue 100 – A Century of Style at Manchester Art Gallery
  • Jai Redman – Paradise Lost for Manchester Art Gallery
  • True Faith – An exhibition exploring the artistic legacy and influence of Joy Division and New Order for Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester International Festival
Mat’s archival work focuses on the stabilising, formalising and valuing of pop culture archives for transfer to institution and preparation for exhibition. Mat has also been the Art Director for musician Johnny Marr since 2012


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Tracy Olmsted

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