“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.
“Currently part of the senior management team at agency:2, a social media start-up specialising in organic and paid social media marketing, that represents brands on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. As Operations Director I essentially make sure that everyone has what they need to do their best work. This means being involved in every area of the business, at all levels; from making sure the right systems and processes are in place to ensure smooth and effective delivery; monitoring pricing and costing so that we can put the right level of resource behind projects; and mentoring younger members of the team whether they are dealing with clients, creating compelling campaigns or delivering consultancy. In all I’ve experience of commercial, public and third sector organisations, with nearly 10 years in the creative sector running The Design Trust professional development not-for-profit supporting designers and applied artists. I’m interested in maintaining a link to the creative sector, I also enjoy helping local projects and have been a trustee at Kingsgate Workshops Trust since 2012. “
Sandie Mattioli is a fundraising professional with strong expertise in craft and the visual arts. She is currently the Head of Development at Cockpit Arts, the UK’s only creative business incubator for craftspeople and an award winning social enterprise. Sandie is responsible for a wide range of fundraising and earned income activities at Cockpit Arts. Prior to joining she was Development and Events Manager at Camden Arts Centre. Sandie was one of 15 inaugural Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Fellows, based at the Whitechapel Gallery. She graduated from Birkbeck, University of London with an in MA Museum Cultures in 2012.
“After graduating from King’s College London with a BA in History I joined Deloitte in London on their graduate training programme. At Deloitte I qualified as a chartered accountant and spent 2 years in Audit & Assurance and 2 years in Corporate Finance (M&A). In November 2005 I joined Accenture as part of the Corporate Development team in London and have since worked with many clients across industries and geographies. Outside of work I spend most of my time with my husband managing our two daughters Mabel (3) and Frances (1) which is more challenging than any job I have ever done. I have lived in London since University and spent 5 years living in Canfield Gardens which is the link to Kingsgate. Unfortunately when we had our second child we had to move south of the river to Balham to find more space. I still visit North London very often and hope one day to return!”
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.