Everything you ever wanted to know about the people - staff and artists - who make Artquest and our programme.
How can I contact Artquest?
Who works for Artquest?
A. Artquest currently have three part-time members of staff who can be contacted via our contact form.
Simona Dell'Agli is an Italian photo-artist interested in the social history of landscapes. She graduated in an MA in Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster in 2001, also producing a limited edition self-published photo-booklet who gone to sell more than 300 copies.
Simona's areas of expertise include: exhibition organisation; arts administration; marketing; the photography landscape in the London visual arts world; and is forever grateful to Arts Media Contacts for showing her the importance of a well updated mailing and press lists.
Having worked as assistant Curator at the Arts Gallery London Nick Kaplony went on to join the Artquest team as Programme Co-ordinator in June 2007. Nick is a practicing artist and freelance curator/exhibitions organiser.
Nick's areas of expertise include: education and community projects; exhibition marketing; curating; the public gallery sector; funding applications.
Russell Martin is a graduate from The Glasgow School of Art and has lived in London since 1998 where he initially worked extensively in gallery education. His self-initiated projects include the peer mentoring group Speakeasy which became a partial model for Forum, and the HÔTEL BELLVILLE and Way East artist's project spaces in Waterloo (2003-2004) and Hackney Wick (2008). He co-produced and presented two series for Resonance 104.4FM in 2006. He is also a co-founder and one of the directors of Rational Rec, the interdisciplinary social occasion working nationally and internationally to commission and present new works.
Russell's areas of expertise include: peer mentoring projects; setting up artist led spaces; education and community projects; funding applications and general presentation skills; artists networks.
A graduate from Goldsmiths College with a range of experience including dealing with commercial / independent galleries, auction houses, curators, fairs, commissions and collectors.
Please only contact Artquest staff via our contact form.
Who writes the articles for your website?
A. Artquest uses a variety of sources for the information and advice we provide for free on our website. Artquest staff, all of whom are practicing artists, write many of the articles collaboratively to ensure all our points of view and over 30 year's combined experience are represented. Where no author is credited, Artquest staff have written an article.
Artquest also commissions writers, artists, curators and other arts professionals to write articles for us, and to give a more rounded view of the art world. These authors are credited.
Henry Lydiate is a legal and business consultant specialising in the creative arts. He is an experienced lawyer, manager, strategist and change specialist with a life-long commitment to the creative arts, and to the support of creative practitioners and organisations through innovation, people development and co-creation.
He has extensive experience as a public speaker, lecturer and trainer, published writer and journalist, on the law relating to the visual arts in particular. He has written his Artlaw column for Art Monthly since its first issue, published in October 1976, and continues to contribute regularly.
He has a sustained commitment to supporting creative arts practice that has been recognised nationally and internationally.