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
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
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
Suzanne Hutchinson is a multidisciplinary fine art practitioner who produces drawings, installations, sculptures, paintings, collages, performance and projected image to explore memories and histories of landscape, place, people, bodies, encounters, and sensations. Read more about Suzanne.
Dr Mary Anne Francis
Dr Mary Anne Francis is an artist and writer. She studied Fine Art at Central St-Martins and Goldsmiths' College where she completed a practice-based PhD. She exhibits regularly having shown at venues that include Tate Britain, Beaconsfield London, Gasworks, Towner in Eastbourne, Handel Street Projects, the Whitechapel, and as part of London Underground's Platform for Art programme. Her work is included in many private and public collections including those of Tate, British Museum, and the London Transport Museum. Her writing on art has appeared in a wide range of venues including Art Monthly, The Times Literary Supplement and many academic journals. She has taught in a number of art schools in the UK including Goldsmiths', The Royal College of Art, and Chelsea College of Art & Design. Read more about Dr Mary Anne Francis.
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.
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 humor and hyperbole to exaggerate the apparent gap between subject and object in order to question orthodox materialist paradigms. Read more about Ole.
Technicians on the course include: Helen Stuart, Paul George and Louise Gregory.