Artist, arts consultant and print-maker based in Swansea. Originally from Yorkshire, Jackie Ford trained in typography and printmaking in the Fine Art Department of Reading University. She has been involved in the delivery of degree courses in time-based media and printmaking in higher education in Swansea for over twenty years. She is the Founder Director of Swansea Print Workshop.
Independent artist and curator of Samoan/Maori descent, based in London. A ‘Tusitala’ (a teller of tales) and published writer, with art works held in museum and private collections around the world, she has forged a role for herself over the past 15 years as a producer and commentator on contemporary Pacific Island culture, both in Aotearoa NZ, the UK and the USA working within museums and in higher education as an artist, performer, curator, guest speaker and workshop leader.
Dr Sarah Wilson, Reader Courtauld Art Institutee*
Sarah Wilson is an art historian and curator whose interests extend from postwar and Cold War Europe and the USSR to contemporary global art. She was educated at the University of Oxford (English Literature) and at The Courtauld where she took her MA and Ph.D degrees. In 1997 she was made Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government for services to French art and culture. In 2008 she was a presidential candidate for the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). She is Head of MA programmes at The Courtauld (2010-2011), and will hold a chair d'excellence at the Université de Versailles-Saint Quentin in 2012-2013.
Professor Mel Gooding art critic and curatorr*
Mel Gooding is an art critic, writer and exhibition organiser.
He graduated with an MA (English) from the University of Sussex in 1966. He has written many catalogue texts and has contributed extensively to the art press, and to magazines and newspapers. His monographs on artists include Bruce McLean (1990), Michael Rothenstein’s Boxes (1991), Patrick Heron (1994), Gillian Ayres (2001), Ceri Richards (2002), Patrick Hayman Visionary Artist (2005), John Hoyland (2006) and herman de vries: chance and change (2006). He has also written on architecture, and on general art topics including William Alsop Architect (1992), Joze Plecnik: The National and University Library, Ljubljana (1997); Public: Art; Space (1998); Abstract Art (2001); Song of the Earth: European Artists in the Landscape (2002)
Celia graduated with an MA in Arts Administration from City University and has been the Littoral Trust's main fundraiser, finance, and business systems manager for 20 years.
Prior that she had been the coordinator for Manchester Art Weeks and also helped to establish the Bowden International Music festival. She is also a published author and poet, and is now the Trustee's financial and business advisor.
After a long career as an officer in the British Army Alastair went on to be come a hill farmer near Richmond North Yorks. Alastair has been active in supporting hill farming and rural community causes for many years and established the Hill Farming Initiative in the late 1990s, which campaigned for better conditions and support for the hill farming community. He is also a founder member of the Rural Cultural Forum and is the Trust's main advisor on farming, agriculture and rural community issues.
*Advisors to the Trust
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Cultural Documents of Foot and Mouth conference and exhibition, 2006
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