Judith Clark is an Australian curator and exhibition creator based in London. She is also a professor of Fashion and Museology at London College of Fashion. Her most recent exhibition, "The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined," considers the territory of taste in fashion, from the Renaissance through to contemporary design; it is on display at The Barbican through Feb. 2017
Photography by Rich Stapleton and produced in collaboration with CEREAL Magazine
If you could pick any mentor any time who would it be?
There has never been one person who features in that way, even though I have many heroes. I have often imagined, mainly women, mainly artists in the past and what might have been the imperatives that kept them going.
What books are on your nightstand?
Jennifer Higgie’s Frieze Masters and Philippe-Alain Michaud’s edited Warburg and the Image in Motion.
What have you changed or done in your life that helps you to thrive?
I am lucky enough to have been able to pursue my interests and apply them professionally. It is a great luxury to be able to do this. I work on exhibitions, which are collaborative by definition and so I am able to invite people whom I value and whom I learn from to work together.
What's your current curiosity?
Learning how to embroider.