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Advisory Group 
The voluntary Group draws together local, regional, national and international experts from the UK and around the world

Alberto Duman

Alberto Duman

Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, Middlesex University (London)

Alberto is a conceptual and installation artist, a senior lecturer at Middlesex University and an independent researcher.

Christy Johnson, MA, BA

Christy Johnson, MA, BA

(Valley Village, California)

Christy has a background in contemporary fine art with knowledge and experience of working within HE, art in the public realm, and establishing links with local, regional, and international partners for creative collaborations.

Elisabeth Kepler

Elisabeth Kepler

Founder, Kepler Art Conseil (Paris and Brussels)

Following twenty-five years of experience in the international art sector and eight years of experience in art criticism (Zürichseezeitungen, Switzerland), Elisabeth founded Kepler Art Conseil in Paris to develop and exhibit innovative practices in contemporary art.

Helen Kirwan, MA, BA, LLB BSS

Helen Kirwan, MA, BA, LLB BSS

Irish-British conceptual artist (Canterbury Kent/ Cyprus)

Helen is an Irish-British conceptual artist. Born and partly raised in Ireland, she now lives in Cyprus

Jean-Luc du Val

Jean-Luc du Val

Creative Consultant, Experienced Project
Manager and Communications Specialist

Jean-Luc is a creative consultant, experienced project manager and communications specialist.

John Harvey

John Harvey

John Harvey graduated from Kingston University in 1979 with a BA (Hons) in Design and then worked in a number of design and architectural consultancies until co-founding Din Associates in 1987.

Laura Nyahuye, BA

Laura Nyahuye, BA

Artistic Director & CEO, Maokwo (Coventry, England)

Laura was born and raised in Zimbabwe and is now based in Coventry, UK. She is a mother, a multi-disciplinary artist, storyteller, designer/ maker, writer, curator, performer, changemaker and advocate.

Myles Corley

Myles Corley

Co-founder, Linden Hall Studio (Deal, Kent)

Myles co-founded and co-runs Linden Hall Studio in Deal, Kent, with satellite galleries in London and Canterbury. He is currently working a new venture in Chichester, West Sussex.

Philippa Beale

Philippa Beale

Political artist and founding member of the Arborealist
Movement (Margate and France)

Political artist and founding member of the Arborealist Movement, Philippa worked in HE for more than 30 years and has a considerable reputation as an international visual arts curator.

Sharon Goodyear

Sharon Goodyear

Our Kitchen (Margate)

Sharon is the driving force behind ‘Our Kitchen’ on Margate High Street, which provides families with ingredients and knowledge on how to cook healthy and nutritious meals economically.

Brian Homewood

Brian Homewood

Artist (Minster, Thanet)

As a Thanet based artist, Brian is Coordinator of the annual Thanet Schools Young Artists Festival, now in its 14th year.

Crista Cloutier

Crista Cloutier

Arts Education, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Tutor, Writer and Artist (USA)

Crista has a multi-faceted career in the international art world. Working with both high profile and emerging artists, she has been a gallerist, a publisher, an art dealer, a studio manager, curator, course leader, scholar, mentor, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker.

Estelle Rosenfeld

Estelle Rosenfeld

Creative Producer

Estelle is a Creative Producer with a broad understanding of the visual and performing arts. She has a range of skills, encompassing project management, fundraising, marketing, event coordination, and artistic development.

Ingrid Fraser, MA, BA

Ingrid Fraser, MA, BA

Journalist, Producer, Writer, TV and Radio Host (Canada and Portugal)

Ingrid has a comprehensive career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a journalist, producer, writer, and host of both live and pre-recorded radio and tv output, addressing political and social issues with local artists, writers, film makers, and musicians.

Jeffrey Adjei MA IRIBA

Jeffrey Adjei MA IRIBA

BArch Managing Director, Studio Contra (Lagos, Nigeria)

Jeffrey is an architect and urban designer and is co-founder and Managing Director of Studio Contra, the architectural, interior and urban design practice based in Lagos, Nigeria.

John Newbigin

John Newbigin

(London)

John was closely involved in developing the UK government’s first policies for the creative industries in the 1990s. He was Head of Corporate Relations for Channel 4 Television (2000-2005) and executive assistant to Lord Puttnam as the Chairman of the film company Enigma Productions Ltd (1992-97).

Marina Vryonidou

Marina Vryonidou

Freelance Cultural Consultant and Art Curator, Writer, Editor (Nicosia, Cyprus)

Marina has curated many art exhibitions and initiated a series of social history presentations related to Cyprus. In 2014 she became the Executive Director for Pafos2017 to deliver European Capital of Culture Pafos2017.

Paul Rennie, PhD, BA

Paul Rennie, PhD, BA

Practices Leader in Contexts for Graphic Communication Design (Folkestone, Kent)

With more than 20 years’ experience in art and design pedagogy through his role as Subject leader in Contexts for Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, Paul is also a member of the Art Committee of the Imperial Healthcare Charity and a partner in Rennie’s Seaside Modern, a gallery of curated art and design in Folkestone.

Rebecca Thomas, BAGradCert

Rebecca Thomas, BAGradCert

Visual Communication Co-ordinator at The Margate School and freelance Graphic Designer (Westgate-on Sea, Thanet)

As both Visual Communication Co-ordinator at The Margate School and a successful independent graphic designer based in Thanet, Rebecca has over twenty-two years’ experience as a designer for local government, private consultancies and as a freelancer.

Wa'qaar Mirza

Wa'qaar Mirza

Filmmaker

Wa’qaar is a filmmaker specialising in social impact issues
and children’s animation. He is CEO and Creative Director of
Safi Ideas, an incubation hub for new business ideas. A
social impact entrepreneur with over 40 years’ experience in
the creative business, marketing, and charity sectors,
Wa’qaar has held senior positions at leading global media,
financial & consumer brands including PWC, BT, BBC and
HSBC.

Christopher Lutterodt – Quarcoo, MA(RCA), BA, FHEA, FRSA

Christopher Lutterodt – Quarcoo, MA(RCA), BA, FHEA, FRSA

Strategist, Curriculum Designer and Creative Director (Margate/London)

Christopher is a freelance strategist, curriculum designer and creative director supporting individuals and organisations to establish, equip and reinforce authentic visions, products and services across differing cultural climates.

Dominic Rose, MA, BA

Dominic Rose, MA, BA

Fine Art MA student and Darkroom Coordinator at The Margate School (Margate)

Both a post graduate student and Darkroom Coordinator at The Margate School, Dominic has instigated and managed arts commissions and events in Margate over the past five years.

Gillian Youngs, PhD, MA, BA

Gillian Youngs, PhD, MA, BA

Media, entrepreneurial business and higher education

Gillian has a leadership background in media, entrepreneurial business and higher education, working across Europe, the USA, Africa and East Asia.

Jane Trowell

Jane Trowell

Continuity Support, Voices that Shake! (Higham, Kent)

Jane is an artist, curator, writer and educator who currently provides continuity support for ‘Voices that Shake!’, the youth-led, arts, race programme, hosted by Platform, London.

Jeremy Green

Jeremy Green

CEO, Creative Circle

Jeremy has worked at some of the most creative advertising agencies in the UK including, McCann Erickson, Davidson Pearce, BMP and WMGO.

Jules Pretty, OBE, PFHEA, FRSB, FRSA

Jules Pretty, OBE, PFHEA, FRSB, FRSA

Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, and Director of the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement (Essex)

Currently Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, and Director of the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement, Jules’ career has focused on exploring, innovating and acting on the intersection between people and natural resources and between society and environment.

Michael Earley

Michael Earley

Visiting Professor, Harlaxton College, University of Evansville (Oakham, Leicestershire)

Michael has an international overview encompassing the USA, Europe and the UK with strong governance connections to Kent at Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company.

Phil Gomm, MA, BA

Phil Gomm, MA, BA

Managing Director, Ding Learning (Whitstable, Kent)

Phil is an award-winning writer, director and producer with over ten years’ experience in the successful design, delivery and dissemination of creative education of ambitious multi-participant collaborations.

Richard Gardner, BA

Richard Gardner, BA

Award winning artist, graphic designer and moving image
producer (Penzance, Cornwall)

Award winning artist, graphic designer and moving image producer, Richard has worked internationally across Europe, the USA and the UK both as an independent and for socially and environmentally engaged broadcast channels.

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