Arlene Burnett is a Birmingham based artist, curator. Her art work  is primarily interested with the transformation of spaces, where she often inhabits spaces in a state of flux and creates temporary artworks in response to the specific environment. The process and outcomes are documented with photographs which often become the work in their own right.

Since 2004 Arlene’s practice has also involved the planning and production of arts projects. After the completion of her Masters  in Fine Art at The University of Central England, Arlene began to work collaboratrively with artist Paul Newman.  Together they formed the group Behind Closed Doors, who have been responsible for projects such as A Confidentiality Clause, The Haddon Tower Project, Spaces and Places and The Secret Garden. Behind Closed Doors are currently working on the ongoing project The Rea Garden, an artist project space within Birmingham’s Digbeth area.