ART IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE | NOVEMBER 2016

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Beth Derbyshire  is a curator and multi-disciplinary visual artist working in innovative ways in the public realm, embracing subjects such as war, remembrance, nationality and environment. Beth has delivered a wide rage of public art projects over the last 15 years working with many different communities, such as people from deaf communities, military planners, refugee and veteran groups. Amongst them are citywide projects in Birmingham, London and Montréal, which resulted in events, performances, films artworks and interventions through urban landscapes.

Thomas Dukes has been living and working in Liverpool for five years, after completing a Masters in Arts, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions at Liverpool University.  Having completed a work placement with Open Eye Gallery at Wood Street, Thomas continued to assist curator Karen Newman in the inaugural Mann Island exhibitions of Mitch Epstein and Richard Mosse until joining the gallery as Exhibitions Coordinator for the Mishka Henner show, Precious Commodities. Thomas the Curator of Open Eye Gallery, looking after artist liaison, exhibition logistics and programming public events.

Walter & Zoniel have been collaborating and exhibiting internationally since 2008 and are a young London based Artist duo. Multidisciplinary in their practice, they work within the mediums of sculpture, photography, film and performance. Much of their work is centered on utilizing scientific process and pioneering the modern development of early photographic techniques. Their work focuses on visually charming and enticing the viewer into thought and momentary escapism, whilst dealing predominantly with the human condition, evoking a relationship and questioning between all the elements involved. All of their work carries the undercurrent of their optimism and mantra that Everything Is Possible.

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