Our Speakers Archiving Contemporary Art: A Workshop (Tuesday, March 27, 2018)

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Maya Balcioglu, Artist

Born in Istanbul, Maya studied Art History and Philosophy. She later studied Fine Art in Brighton and the Slade. She lives and works between London and Dungeness.


Mel Francis, Archivist

Mel is an archivist and writer with a background in art and photography theory. She has worked with a variety of artists and organisations and currently oversees images, rights and reproductions at Art Fund. Francis has provided archival support to Art360 Project artists and estates.

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John Hilliard, Artist

John's work has been the subject of numerous solo shows in galleries and museums in the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Spain, the USA, Canada and Japan, and included in group exhibitions such as the Sao Paulo Bienal, the Paris Biennale and Documenta. He was appointed as Northern Arts Fellow In Visual Art (1976-8) and received the David Octavius Hill Memorial Award from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Lichtbildner in 1986. From 1968 to 2010 he taught in various art departments, including the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and the Slade School Of Fine Art, and is Emeritus Professor in Fine Art, University College London. More here.

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Stella Keen, Artist

Stella is an artist, designer, creative producer and performer who has worked in the arts and entertainment sectors all her life - programming, directing and producing many arts and festival events and exhibitions. She has written plays and directed theatre shows, and performed herself internationally.

Having collaborated since childhood with her father, the artist Jeff Keen, she helped with camera work on his films and participated in his Expanded Cinema performances. As director of The Jeff Keen Archive, she has curated several international exhibitions, including a major multimedia installation and performance at Tate Modern Tanks.

Stella is now setting up The Arbon Arts Centre CIC with a group of local people as a much-needed community arts space for Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, where she is currently based.


Victoria Lane & Judy Vaknin, Art Archives Consultancy

Victoria and Judy are partners at The Art Archives Consultancy (AAC), offering support to individuals and institutions in the arts and cultural sector on archives. They are Registered Members of the Archives and Records Association and co-editors of the book ‘All This Stuff: Archiving the Artist’ (Libri Publishing, 2013), which highlights the relationships between art and archival practices. They have provided specialist consultancy on the archives of Art360 Project participants. More here.

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Tito Magrini, Archivist

Tito graduated from UCL with an MA in Archives and Records Management. His area of interest lies in artists' archives. Having worked for business archives (Art Galleries) optimising the management of current records and archiving inactive records, Tito now works with individuals (artists). Building databases, creating links and relationships, and preserving context is what he has been doing solidly for the last five years and more. Before working with archives, he was a practicing artist and PhD student. His expertise lies in facilitating the creation of accurate, reliable and useable records.

Hayley Newman, Artist

Hayley Newman is an artist with a passion for humour, subjectivity, documentary practices and fiction. In 2011 she declared herself self-appointed artist-in-residence in the City of London and wrote the novella Common, drawing together the social, economic and ecological crises. She often works in collaboration, most recently with eco-electro girl-band The Gluts who took their musical Café Carbon to the Copenhagen Climate Summit, and art/activist group Liberate Tate. She is a tutor on the doctoral programme at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and is represented by Matt’s Gallery. More here.

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Paul Rousseau, Curator of The John Deakin Archive

Without formal art-historical training, Paul Rousseau has been working with the James Moores Collection as a cataloguer, archivist and latterly researcher for 10 years, as well as looking after storage, digitisation and preservation. For three years he has been concentrating on the photography collection, particularly the photographic material by John Deakin, looking deeper into the life, career and milieu of Deakin and especially his relationship with Francis Bacon. More here.

Gilane Tawadros, Chief Executive, DACS

Gilane Tawadros has spent her career in the visual arts. She was the founding Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) in London, chaired by Professor Stuart Hall, which, over a decade, achieved an international reputation as a ground-breaking cultural agency at the leading edge of artistic and cultural debates nationally and internationally.

She has curated numerous exhibitions and has written extensively on contemporary art. She is Vice-Chair of the Stuart Hall Foundation and also serves on the Boards of Film and Video Umbrella, the Stuart Croft Foundation and the Editorial Board of Whitechapel Art Gallery. She is also a member of the Artquest Advisory Group and the Intellectual Property Office's (IPO) Copyright Advisory Panel. More here.

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James Travers, Cultural Property Manager, The National Archives

James has for ten years helped secure significant archives at risk of dispersal or neglect by providing strategic advice on the use of tax incentives, grant awards and core funding. He advises Arts Council England on archival offers under the Acceptance in Lieu and Cultural Gifts Schemes, HMRC on Conditional Exemption of archives and grant awarding bodies including National Heritage Memorial Fund, National Manuscripts Conservation Trust, Purchase Grant Fund, Friends of the National Libraries and Pilgrim Trust on applications involving manuscripts. He guides the archives sector on all aspects of archives as cultural property and the manuscript trade on any restrictions on their movement and sale. James is a member of the Documents Working Party and the Advisory Council to the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art. More here


Mark Waugh, Art360 Foundation

Mark is Director of Business Development at DACS and Head of Art360 Foundation. He is Chair of Spacex Exeter and Producer of the International Curators Forum. He has worked extensively as a cultural strategist, curator and commissioner of contemporary art and as a consultant for a range of commercial and public clients. He is currently leading the development of the Art360 Project supported by Arts Council England, Art Fund, DACS, Henry Moore Foundation and The National Archives to develop legacy strategies for artists and their estates. He has published non-fiction works including, ‘We Love You: on Audiences’ and contributed to numerous publications on contemporary art and culture. He is author of cult novels, ‘Come’ and ‘Bubble Entendre’.