is an artist, writer, teacher and curator. After working on adventure playgrounds and community arts projects in the 1970’s, he spent many years teaching art in higher education and is now Visiting Professor at the School of Art, Birmingham City University. He co-founded the online magazines /seconds with Peter Lewis in 2005 and Soanyway with Lisa Stansbie in 2009, relaunched with Gertrude Gibbons in 2018. He has exhibited widely, including recent projects in Ambleside, Birmingham, Sharjah and Nantes, and was co-director of &Model, an international contemporary art gallery in Leeds (2013-17). He writes about art, contributing articles, interviews and exhibition reviews to various books and art magazines, and recent book chapters include those for Marc Leger [ed.] The Idea of the Avant Garde–And What It Means Today (Manchester University Press), and Russell Marshall & Phil Sawdon [eds.] Drawing Ambiguity–Beside the Lines of Contemporary Art (IB Taurus).
is a writer based in London and York. She is studying at the Royal College of Art, and studied English Literature at the University of York, French Literature at the Sorbonne University in Paris, and won runner-up for the Jacques Berthoud Prize in 2019. She has written for Corridor 8, The French Literary Review, The Pluralist, The Theatre Times among others, and recently written articles on Mallarmé, Beckett, Apollinaire and Witkacy. Currently, she is researching Polish theatre and cultural reception in UK and Italy. She plays and teaches violin and has a keen interest in early music and opera. As a young teenager she co-founded the experimental language group ‘Slavia’ and wrote two novels and a play: Plato’s Cave, performed at Arcola Theatre, Hackney, The Phaistos Disk (Ankrapath Press 2012), and a second novel about silence. She has given creative writing workshops at schools and participated in literary panel discussions in England and abroad.