Spirit de la Mare
“I am the founding editor of the award-winning, Brogue Magazine, an independent arts paper that celebrates emerging art and artists.
I am an art critic and freelance journalist and writer of academic articles as well as poetry.
I dedicate my time fully to the growth and development of the creative industries whether it is via personal contribution or by supporting larger organizations in terms of growth and strategy. I firmly believe that it is through cultural programmes and manifestos that communities are tightened; communications across all barriers improved and they can provide unwavering bonds between age groups and societal difficulties.”
Graham is a lawyer and practising artist. He splits his time between short term legal contracting, specialising in leveraged acquisition finance, and his studio practice. He began his legal career at the United Nations where he worked for a number of years before embarking on a career at international law firm Allen & Overy. He left the firm after five years to pursue painting full time and for the last few years he has been based at Space Studios in East London, undertaking consultancy contracts with Allen & Overy, Barclays, Mizuho and MUFG.
Alison Taylor is a global marketing and communications professional with more than 15- years of experience in the education, healthcare and finance sectors. She has experience in building and leading teams, developing innovative brand propositions, and in using strategic communication tools to creatively shape and drive change. She has lived and worked in Australia, Germany, the US, and (since 2006) the UK. Alison holds a BSc in Chemistry (University of Wollongong, Australia) and an MA in Design (Central Saint Martins, London), and her approach reflects a commitment to both systemsled thinking, and placing the audience at the heart of every project.
Tamsin Clark is a bookseller who runs Tenderbooks, a bookshop in central London dedicated to experimental printed matter in art and design. Tamsin also designs and makes books with her friend Richard Bevan under the name Setsuko. Recent publications include Setsuko Hara, A Zoo for Chris Marker, Richard Gere Leaves Me Breathless and Art School, an alternative course book for art students. Tamsin has recently exhibited her book work as installations in London, Paris and Tokyo, she is also a Visiting Lecturer in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art.
Holly Graham is a London-based artist, working predominantly with print and audio. Much of her work looks at ways in which memory and narrative shape collective histories. Holly holds a BFA from Oxford University and an MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art. Recent solo projects include commissions with Gaada, Shetland; Goldsmiths CCA, Online; and Southwark Park Galleries, London. She has delivered teaching as a Guest Lecturer at several higher education institutions, including The Slade School of Fine Art, Kingston University, The Royal College of Art, and Northampton University. Holly is Head of Artist Development at Turf Projects, Croydon, and is Co-Founder of Cypher BILLBOARD, London.