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. 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 writes about art and occasionally about music, contributing articles, interviews and exhibition reviews to various books and art magazines. 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). He was part of the three-person collective running &Model gallery in Leeds from 2013 to 2017, and has been Visiting Professor at the School of Art, Birmingham City University, UK. Currently he is working with the art historian Dr Alice Correia and Touchstones Rochdale as an independent research curator on the project A Radical Decade: Rochdale Art Gallery in the 1980s, funded by a grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
is a writer based in London. She studied Writing at the Royal College of Art and English and Related Literature at the University of York. She has written for The French Literary Review, NERO Magazine, The Fortnightly Review, The Theatre Times, Witkacy!, Corridor8 among others, and has recently written essays on Guillaume Apollinaire, Witkacy, Jean Cocteau and Philip Glass. Currently, she is researching Polish theatre and cultural reception in the UK and Italy, and writing about theories of absorption and seduction in the arts. She plays and teaches violin and has a keen interest in early music and opera. Other research areas include architecture, archives, graphics and design. 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 The Silent Violinist (Troubador Publishing, 2021).