The multi-talented, fabulously recognisable former Arts Editor for the BBC and world-renowned arts expert, is imbued with charm and wit which, coupled with his encyclopedic knowledge of Arts and Culture, makes him a uniquely entertaining and engaging speaker and host.
Will was previously a Director of The Tate Gallery and is also a respected author. He wrote the International bestselling art history book What Are You Looking At? and is one of the most respected commentators on The Arts.He has written numerous articles for, among others, The Times and the Guardian and his second book Think Like an Artist: Imaginative Ways to a More Creative and Productive Life was released by Penguin in 2015.
In 2021 Will was appointed as The Director of Arts and Learning at The Barbican.
Ranked one of the fifty most original thinkers in the world by New York’s Creativity Magazine, Will has interviewed and observed many of the world's leading artists, directors, novelists, musicians, actors and designers and, with that heady wealth of experience, he is expertly placed as an inspirational speaker, awards host or incisive keynote speaker.
“Will Gompertz is the best teacher you never had” - The Guardian