The voluntary Group draws together local, regional, national and international experts from the UK and around the world
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.
A Creative Visionary and Artistic Director &
Born and raised in Zimbabwe and based in Coventry, UK, Laura's work aims to disrupt spaces, challenge policies and perceptions to do with race, migration, women, asylum seekers, refugees, young creatives from marginalized communities. Her creativity cuts across multiple artforms.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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
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 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