Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries


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Denise Callender

  • Role Title: Faculty Promotions Manager
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5197
  • Email: denise.callender@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Faculty: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries


I am an experienced curator and promotions manager at the University of Portsmouth with an undergraduate degree in Fine Art and a postgraduate degree in Curating Contemporary Design. I project-manage public facing events and exhibitions, which include the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries annual Graduate Show.

Public Engagement is a key part of my role and I especially enjoy working collaboratively to develop educational projects, commissioning creative practitioners to inspire young people and to de-mystify research. Partner organisations include Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth Cultural Trust, Art Space Portsmouth, Portsmouth Festivities and Journeys Festival International.

Promoting the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries identity and vision via exhibitions, events and social media. My goal is to develop the flourishing visibility of the faculty and its achievements. 

I am the Graduate Show Event Manager, attracting over 2000 visitors, and previously managed CCI faculty’s on-site public exhibition programme from 2008 to 2015.  
In partnership with Aspex and Portsmouth Cultural Trust, I curate an exhibition space in the Freda Swain Lounge at Portsmouth Guildhall, to showcase high quality work of students, alumni and researchers.

I am co-founder of New Educators in collaboration with Aspex.