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Anna Moszynska

Anna completed an MA at the Courtauld Institute.  Through her professional life she has worked in influential contemporary galleries and taught and managed contemporary art courses.  She has guided and lectured at the National and Tate galleries.  She has written and published extensively, her first book being on Abstract Art (Thames and Hudson).  She was instrumental in establishing an MA in contemporary art through Manchester University and delivered at Sotheby's Institute where she works as well as being a director of contemporaryarttalks.com.  She was always highly motivated by Picasso's sculptures from being a young child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Branson

Mary Branson is best known for her large scale conceptual light installations, particularly the iconic New Dawn 2016 sculpture in the Houses of Parliament, which celebrates the centenary of the Suffrage movement and is the first permanent piece of contemporary abstract art in the Palace of Westminster.

She has created works for the London 2012 Olympics, The Magna Carta Memorial at Runnymede, Royal Holloway University and more recently Harvest a huge site-specific installation at Box Hill Surrey in collaboration with the National Trust.  Her latest work is Ladders of Light, a piece for Sky Arts 50 that fills Salisbury Cathedral.

She is an award-winning print maker, a choreographer for performance and dance events, and a mentor and public speaker, having lately returned from a lecture tour to New York and Washington DC.

Mary has held a number of artistic residencies, including for Parliament, the British Council, Crisis, the National Trust and HM Prison service, where she led an art group for women prisoners.  Currently she is artist in residence at Watts Gallery in Compton, Surrey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Wright

He has been a wine retailer, importer and distributor for 30 years.  In that time, he has publicly presented tastings and talks on wine to trade and private audiences.  These have taken the form of wine ‘tastings’ or charity events where a particular subject is presented and wines tasted.  He has developed a talk, A Brief Story of Wine, a great subject, and full of rich evidence, going back 7,000 years, in the form of paintings, decorated drinking vessels, buildings and literature that contribute to the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Butler

Roger Butler is a landscape architect and an experienced writer, photographer and lecturer.  He has a particular interest in the unique history, architecture and traditions of our canal network and worked on some of the UK’s major canal restoration projects.  He has also acted as a consultant to bodies such as Waterways Ireland, Natural England and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

He regularly contributes to waterway and heritage magazines and writes and provides images for a range of countryside and outdoor titles.  Roger is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute.  He lives near Stratford upon Avon and lectures to groups such as the National Trust, RSPB, U3A, history societies, etc. across the Midlands and further afield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Moss

Having obtained a postgraduate degree in Fashion Curation from London College of Fashion in 2010, Jacob took up a position at The Fan Museum, Greenwich, the UK’s only Museum dedicated to the history of fans and craft of fan making.  As the Museum’s Curator, he is responsible for co-organising its temporary exhibition programme and overseeing loans from the Museum’s extraordinary collections to organisations such as the Palace of Versailles and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Looking ahead, in 2020 Jacob will curate an exhibition of The Fan Museum’s treasures at SCAD FASH, Atlanta, Georgia.  He is currently working with the National Trust on a landmark exhibition to be staged at The Fan Museum in 2021, the year in which it celebrates its thirtieth anniversary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gavin Plumley

A writer and broadcaster, appearing on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and contributing to newspapers, magazines and opera and concert programmes worldwide.  Gavin lectures widely about the culture of Central Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries.  Recent talks include the Royal Opera House, the National Gallery, the National Trust, the National Theatre, the British Museum, the V&A, the Southbank Centre, the Tate and the Neue Galerie, New York, as well as for history of art societies and The Art Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Chapman

Paul is an Art Historian and a National Gallery trained guide with many years of experience working in education.  As a freelance Paul delivers courses and lectures for a wide range of educational organisations.  Paul has also given talks and tours for art associations/societies in Museums and Galleries in the UK and Europe.  As a writer, Paul has published a book, which examines the subject of cultural crossovers and appropriations in 20th century painting.  Paul has a long-standing commitment, in conjunction with the National Gallery as a tour guide at the Longford Castle art collection and he is also a visiting tutor at Marlborough College and a tutor at MCSS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Graham Griffiths

Dr Griffiths is a lecturer, conductor, pianist, and composer.  He is a Music Research Fellow (City, University of London) and DPhil., Musicology (Christ Church, Oxford, 2008), PGCE (Cambridge), and BMusHons (Edinburgh).

Musical Director of Grupo Novo Horizonte de Sao Paulo (featured on BBCRadio3); lectures, concerts, and recordings (UK, Denmark, Brazil, Russia); Guest of The British Council; University lecturing (UK) at Bath, Bristol, Canterbury (Christchurch), City (London), Oxford.

Guest appearances at St Petersburg International Conservatoires Festival performing lost works by Leokadiya Kashperova (1872-1940) re-discovered by Griffiths.  This research featured in the BBCRadio3/AHRC celebration Five Forgotten Female Composers on International Women's Day (8 March 2018).  Griffiths's work has been featured by public service broadcasters in several countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Prince

Andrew has had a passion for the jewellery since he was a small child.  Aged 16 he started work in London’s Bond Street, working for The Antiques Roadshow expert Ian Harris.  Under his guidance, Andrew developed an appreciation for jewels that were valued for their quality of design and craftsmanship, rather than for how much the stones in the piece were worth.  He then joined the renowned contemporary jeweller Elizabeth Gage and worked with her on the design and production side.  She was to have an enormous influence on Andrew's sense of what was possible within the realm of jewellery design.

Andrew's taste for fine 'costume jewellery' can be traced back to a chance find at an antique market.  He realised that beautiful jewellery didn't require expensive stones, and that it was the elegance of the design and the quality of the workmanship that truly mattered.  Private commissions then started to trickle in.  The trickle turned into a flood, as celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Shirley Bassey were seen wearing Andrew's creations.

In 2002, the V&A commissioned a collection of jewels to accompany the resplendent Tiaras, Past and Present exhibition which became one of their most popular exhibits.  The exposure gained by the show then led to Andrew's jewellery appearing in film.

In 2005, he was asked to make tiaras and jewellery for Mrs Henderson Presents starring Judy Dench.  In 2009, pieces were commissioned for The Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt and Miranda Richardson.  In 2012, he was chosen by the creators of Downton Abbey to supply a large collection of jewellery for the third series.  The characters played by Maggie Smith, Shirley Maclaine, Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery were all adorned with elegant tiaras, combs, earrings and necklaces designed and created by Andrew Prince.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Ovenden

Mark Ovenden is a broadcaster and author who specialises in the subjects of graphic design, cartography and architecture in public transport, with an emphasis on underground rapid transit.

His first book Metro Maps of the World published in 2003 is a guide to the diagrams, plans and maps of underground rapid transit systems including images ranging from photos of the systems to rare and historical maps.  Paris Metro Style in map and station design was published in November 2008.  Railway Maps of the World was published in May 2011 in the USA, a British edition was produced in September 2011.  London Underground by Design was published by Penguin Books in January 2013.  A celebration of the Johnston typeface centenary and 90th Anniversary of Gill Sans was published in 2016, and in July 2017 Mark fronted a television documentary for BBC Four on the subject of Johnston and Gill.  In November 2018 he presented a documentary for BBC Radio 4 on skyscrapers.  Others works on graphic design and transport systems are in preparation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Hill

Studied History of Art & Architecture (BA Hons), and began his career as a porter and Junior Cataloguer at Bonhams, before moving to Sotheby's where he was a Specialist in the Collectors' Department.  Became director of an internet company forming and running a ground-breaking deal with eBay Live Auctions.  Was co-author of the internationally published Collectables Price Guide with Judith Miller from 2002-17.  Founded his own publishing company in 2005 and has since published over 12 books on specialist subjects in 20th century design and decorative arts.  A Miscellaneous expert on the Antiques Roadshow since 2007, and has co-presented three primetime factual TV series on antiques and collecting for BBC2.  An auctioneer running 20th century design auctions in partnership with Dawsons Auctioneers.  Has lectured across the world, including at the V&A in London, and contributed to many newspapers, magazines, radio and TV programmes.  A Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and a Freeman of the City of London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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