Weâ€™re more than excited to announce the lovely lot whoâ€™ll be making up the selection panel for MVWorks. An eclectic elite whoâ€™ll be bringing a balanced background of expertise to the selection process. The panel consists of:
Fred Deakin, Professor of Interactive Digital Arts at UAL,Â amongst other thingsÂ
FredÂ Deakin runs the studioÂ FredÂ & Company which specialises in collaborative, social and interactive projects. As half of the band Lemon JellyÂ FredÂ has been Mercury and Brit nominated, sold over half a million albums and headlined stages at Glastonbury and Bestival.Â FredÂ was previously co-founder and director of ground breaking London digital design agency AirsideÂ which won and was nominated for two BAFTAs, nine D&ADs and a Webby among many others. He is currently Professor of Interactive Digital Arts at University of the Arts London.
â€œIâ€™m always impressed by how Makerversity consistently empower emerging talent and am proud to be part of their latest initiative.â€
Gabrielle Jenks, Director, Abandon Normal Devices, AND Festival
Gabrielle Jenks is the Director of Abandon Normal Devices. She was previously at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and is a creative producer and film programmer interested in interdisciplinary practice.Â Â An advocate for the role of festivals in supporting emerging talent and practice she has over 10 years of curating and programming work for a number of diverse organisations like the tate, Liverpool Biennial, Google, Siemens and the BBC.Â Â She isÂ executive producer of feature films by Gillian Wearing and AL&Al and has worked extensively with internationally established artists like Eva and Franco Mattes, the Yes Men, Oneohtrix Point Never and Rafael Lozano Hemmer. She sits on the UK advisory groups for BFI Film Hub NW and Rhizome.
LucyÂ Sollitt, Arts Council England
LucyÂ Sollitt works at the Arts Council England (ACE), leading on creative media for the London.Â LucyÂ works across the arts, creative and technology sectors to develop projects aimed at advancing artistic practice and supporting arts organisations to utilise digital technologies.Â LucyÂ leads on a number of national initiatives including the art and technology innovation pilot with Innovate UK which this programme is part of. She also manages funding for a portfolio of visual arts organisations from The Photographersâ€™ Gallery to Auto Italia. In addition to ACE,Â LucyÂ is London Associate for Rhizome, a leading art/tech organisation dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Rhizome is based at the New Museum, New York. She has previously worked at Tate Modern, the Royal Society of Arts, Design for London, the Association of Art Historians and Royal Academy.Â LucyÂ has a BA in Combined Arts and an MPhil in Philosophy.
Marie McPartlin, Director, Somerset House Â Studios
Marie is a creative producer andÂ programmer working across music, literature, visual art, heritage and performance. Since February 2015, she isÂ Director of Made at Somerset House, London. Over the last 12 years, she has worked independently as a producer, programmer and consultant with Frieze Projects, the Roundhouse, the National Trust and Create. Recent projects include curating Quantum Foam, an exhibition of recent film work by artist Mel Brimfield,Â touring across galleries in Ireland.
Stephen Godfroy, Co-owner/Director, Rough Trade
Stephen co-manages Rough Trade, the iconic music retailer, where heâ€™s spent the last 12 years turning a much-loved West London record shop into an international music brand. Stephenâ€™s work has paid particular attention to retaining Rough Tradeâ€™s focus on championing music â€˜the artformâ€™ amid a swirling commercial environment. Furthermore, Stephenâ€™s work has ensured Rough Tradeâ€™s DIY arts roots apply to not just music, but a plethora of other independent forms of self-expression, from Arduinoâ€™s to screen printing, Moog to Sugru. As a result, Rough Trade arguably celebrates more than any store what it means to be creative, curious of mind, independent in spirit.
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