The Advisory Group

The work of The Agency is supported by an Advisory Group. The Group provides strategic and practical advice to The Agency and critical, intellectual support to the artists.

Jeremy Bailey

Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto based design thinker, creative director, teacher and sometimes ‘Famous New Media Artist’. As Jeremy Bailey Famous New Media Artist, his recent projects include performances for Rhizome's Seven on Seven in New York, The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Tate Liverpool; exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Transmediale in Berlin, and group exhibitions at The Whitechapel Gallery, London, Mediamatic in Amsterdam, Museums Quartier in Vienna and Balice Hertling in Paris; commissions include projects for FACT in Liverpool, Turner Contemporary in Margate UK, and The New Museum in New York.

Alli Beddos

Alli Beddoes is the Artistic Director and CEO of the arts and culture agency Lighthouse, Brighton, UK. Alli leads the artistic and strategic vision and programme for Lighthouse, with a focus on representing an inspiring and challenging range of voices and art forms in art, technology and society. Previously, Alli worked at Futurecity as Head of Arts & Commissioning, producing a programme of temporary and permanent commissions across the globe. Prior to Fururecity, she set-up and managed Gallery Vela – a commercial contemporary art gallery in central London.

Duncan Forbes

Duncan is a curator, writer and researcher based in Los Angeles and London. He is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Culture at the University of Westminster, London and has been Director and Curator of Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland and Senior Curator of Photography at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Prior to assuming curatorial roles he taught art history and history of photography at the Universities of Aberdeen and St. Andrews. Whilst at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Duncan developed the museum’s innovative post-photography programme, including its P3: Post-Photography Prototyping Prize and influential research laboratory, SITUATIONS.

Karen Newman

Karen is the Founder and Director of BOM – Birmingham Open Media. She is responsible for BOM’s artistic vision, commercial operations and overall management. Previously she was Curator at Open Eye Gallery (2010-12) and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool from 2005 – 2010, as well as a contributing curator to Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year in 2008 and the Liverpool Biennials 2006 – 2012. She is passionate about supporting practitioners’ creative development through experimental R&D, and has personal interests in digital activism, open culture and DIYbio.

William Raban

William is an artist filmmaker who has exhibited worldwide in both art and film contexts. Initially known for his landscape and expanded cinema films of the 1970s, William's landscape interests, were framed in the 80s towards a more historical and socio-political context: the history of London and the Thames. Reminiscent of Humphrey Jennings' wartime films, his films from the 90s onwards look at the island of Britain and its people, in the context of the global economy and the effects of urban change. William is a Professor of Film at University of the Arts London.

Lindsay Taylor

Lindsay is the curator of the University of Salford Art Collection, where she has commissioned work for the collection from, amongst others, Cao Fei, Rachel Maclean and Samson Young. Previously she was a curator at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, where she delivered an ambitious exhibition programme focused on new media work, including projects with Kutlug Ataman, Simon Faithfull and Shezad Dawood, and the Digital Aesthetic series of exhibitions and conferences in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (2001, 2007, 2012). Lindsay started her career at the Walker Art Gallery and Tate Liverpool.