Meet the team
Professor Matthew Cornford
Matthew Cornford is an artist who has worked on a wide range of art projects in response to specific contexts and situations. He has had work and projects exhibited in Europe, North America and at galleries in the UK including Camden Arts Centre, ICA, John Hansard Gallery, Photographers Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. For a number of years Matthew Cornford has worked with John Beck researching the cultural history of British art schools, giving talks at galleries and universities. In 2019 their exhibition The Art Schools of North West England opened at the Bluecoat, Liverpool. Read more about Matthew
Amy is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the glitches and gaps in forms, media and ideas using the singing voice and visual art. She teaches and researches in fine art, music and performance at the University of Brighton, and has exhibited her performance, installation and screen-based work in various galleries and spaces in Europe since 2000. She collaborates widely with researchers, artists and institutions. Read more about Amy.
Susan Diab is a visual artist (sculptor) and writer with a context- and circumstance-specific practice, meaning that how she works is responsive both to place and to events occurring at the time of working. With a first degree in Modern Languages (French and German) and a second in Fine Art - Sculpture, her practice works across making and writing with both activities often interrelating. She is a founder member of the group artist studio APEC (Art Producing Economic Community), an association of around 15 artists sharing and co-running space in Hove. Read more about Susan Diab.
Dr Mary Anne Francis
Dr Mary Anne Francis is an artist and writer. She studied Fine Art at Central St-Martins and completed at practice-based PhD at Goldsmiths. She exhibits regularly and has shown at venues that include Tate Britain, Towner, and The Whitechapel. Her work is included in many collections (Tate, British Museum, and the London Transport Museum for example). Her writing on art has appeared in publications such as Art Monthly, The Times Literary Supplement and many academic journals. Read more about Dr Mary Anne Francis.
Ole Hagen works in sculpture, drawing, performance and moving image, often staging theatrical tableaux for the camera. His work explores selfhood, introspection and perception in the context of cultural narratives relating to the distinction between the physical and the mental, the material and the immaterial. Ole employs humour and hyperbole to exaggerate the apparent gap between subject and object in order to question orthodox materialist paradigms. Read more about Ole.
Suzanne Hutchinson is an artist whose artworks have been exhibited widely in venues that include, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, The Hayward Gallery, The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican, The Crafts Council Gallery, Nicola Jacobs, Fabian Carlsson, and Atlantis Gallery. She has created performance installation works in specific sites working with Glyndebourne Education Department, Northlands Festival and the Unit for Art and Offenders and has directed live and screen performances. Her set and costume designs include work for, The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Phoenix Dance Company, David Glass, Call of the Wild, Robin Driscoll and Tony Haase. Read more about Suzanne.
Naomi Salaman is an artist, curator and lecturer. Her work investigates art practice, pedagogy and cultural institutions using historical, critical and feminist perspectives. Her interests are in contemporary art, Image/Text, the history of vision, the art school, art education and art theory. She has a doctorate in visual arts practice on the history of the art school and art theory. Read more about Naomi.
Technicians on the course include: Helen Stuart, Paul George and Louise Gregory.