Stephen Boyce

Arts Consultant and Poet

Stephen Boyce is a consultant with 30 years experience in the cultural sector, a strategic thinker and funding advisor with specialist knowledge of National Lottery and other grant programmes for the arts, heritage and communities.

His career has involved senior management positions with a Regional Arts Board, the Community Fund and most recently the Heritage Lottery Fund. He also has extensive experience as a Trustee, volunteer and arts practitioner.

Stephen brings a calm, thoughtful and creative approach to managing change and building capacity. He generates vision, focuses action, fosters learning and connects people. Specific skills include providing funding advice, mentoring, facilitation, strategic planning, advocacy, getting the best out of people, and writing/editing, in particular poetry, where his work has appeared widely in magazines and he has published a number of pamphlets including In the Northland – poems after the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. His collection Desire Lines is published by Arrowhead Press.

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Roanne Dods

Deputy Director of the Dovecot Foundation and Arts Producer

Roanne Dods is currently Deputy Director at the Dovecot Foundation, and Producer at the International Futures Forum.

Roanne was Director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation from 1998-2009. She qualified as a lawyer and in 1997 left the legal profession to undertake an MA in Dance Studies at Laban Centre London.

At the Jerwood Charitable Foundation Roanne oversaw the significant expansion of Jerwood activities across all artforms. In 2004, Roanne Dods and Alan Grieve (Jerwood Chairman) were presented with an Angel Award by the International Society for the Performing Arts for ‘innovative and spectacular work across the artistic spectrum’ by Sir John Tusa.

Roanne Dods is the founding co-director of Mission Models Money with Clare Cooper; The Work Room (for independent choreographers at Tramway, Glasgow); IC: Innovative Craft (with Amanda Game and Elizabeth Goring), and Rose Orange. She is currently Chair of Battersea Arts Centre, and PAL, and a board member of Cove Park. She was, until recently, Vice-Chair of Scottish Ballet, and on the boards of Sistema Scotland, Fuel, Young Vic and the Jerwood Space.

Roanne Dods was born in Lima, Peru where she was part of a Scottish community based there, she lived in Lima for 10 years before moving to Milan. She has studied at both St Andrews, Edinburgh, and Dalhousie (Canada) Universities. She currently lives in Glasgow and works between Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cove Park and London.

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Annie Cattrell

Visual Artist

Annie Cattrell was born in Glasgow and studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, University of Ulster and at the Royal College of Art. She is currently Senior Research Fellow in Sculpture at De Montfort University in Leicester and has recently completed an RSA Residency for Scotland based in Stromness hosted by the Pier Art Centre. During this time she worked in part with scientists from Herriot Watt University who are involved with research into renewable energy using wave power. Cattrell has been a tutor at the Royal College of Art since 2000.

Annie’s recent solo exhibitions include Fathom, Pier Art Centre, (Stromness); Anne Faggionato Gallery (London), The Faraday Museum at the Royal Institution, (London) and Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed. She is currently exhibiting in the Wellcome exhibition Brain (the mind as matter) and has shown widely nationally and internationally.

Annie has recently undertaken a number of commissions including at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail and the award winning Bio-chemistry Department at Oxford University designed by Hawkins Brown.

Annie’s practice as a fine artist is at times informed by working with specialists in neuroscience, meteorology, engineering, psychiatry and the history of science. This cross-disciplinary approach has enabled her to learn about cutting edge research and in depth information in these fields.

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Gareth Evans

Film Curator and Writer

Gareth Evans works as an editor, writer and independent moving image/event curator.

In 2008, he was awarded one of five major Breakthrough Grants by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for curation and production of a new three year project The Re-Enchantment, developing artists’ responses to place and its meanings across the UK through five original commissions, presented from July 2010-June 2011. One of these, Patience (After Sebald), the new feature documentary by Grant Gee, was released by Soda Pictures in the UK in January 2012, and by Cinema Guild in the USA in April 2012.

He has curated many international film seasons and festivals, including the major season John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet (2005) and All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and its Legacies (2008).

From 2002 to 2009, he edited the international moving image journal Vertigo and now co-edits the cross arts magazine Artesian.

He has recently been the writer in residence at Jerwood Visual Arts from January to April 2012 where he responded to the exhibitions on display at the time, Jerwood Encounters: Formed thoughts (17 January to 26 February) and Jerwood/Film & Video Umbrella Award: Tomorrow Never Knows, (14 March to 22 April).
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Four contributors were invited to visit the artists during the residency. Their role was to encourage the artists to unpeel their process, to interject with observations and questions, offer suggestions and enjoy a lively dialogue. Although these sessions were private the contributors have shared their thoughts and experience of the process through the blog.