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Xan Brooks
Editor, Guardian Unlimited Film.

LOUISA BUCK MA
Cambridge, MA Courtauld Institute, Journalist, broadcaster and art critic, reviewer for Radio 4¹s ³Front Row². Author of ³Moving Targets : A Users¹ Guide to British Art Now² - published by Tate Gallery Publications and ³Owning Art: the Contemporary Art Collectors Handbook. Turner Prize Judge 2005. Contemporary Art Correspondent for The Art Newspaper and a regular contributor to Artforum, Vogue and The Guardian.

Charlie Gere
MA, Phd, Reader in New Media Research. Director of Research. Institute for Cultural Research Lancaster University Lancaster. Publications: Digital Culture (2002), Art, Time and Technology (2006).

Antony Gormley
OBE, MA Cambridge, Sculptor, Turner Prize winner 1994.

Paul Hills
MA, PHD Courtauld. Professor of Renaissance studies, Courtauld Institute. His books include David Jones (Tate Gallery, 1981), The Light of Early Italian Painting (Yale, 1987), and Venetian Colour: Marble, Mosaic, Painting and Glass, 1250-1550 (Yale, 1999).




Charles Hope
MA D.Phil Director of the Warburg Institute, London University, Formerly Slade Professor of Fine Art, Oxford University. An Organiser of the 'Genius of Venice' show at the Royal Academy, Author of 'Titian', and other publications.

Vivien Lovell
BA, FRSA, Hon FRIBA, Director of Modus Operandi Art Consultants, formerly Founder Director of Public Art Commissions Agency.

Tim Marlow
MA Courtauld. Writer, broadcaster, Tim Marlow is a British writer, broadcaster and art historian. He is best known for his regular feature on Channel Five - Tim Marlow on..., an occasional series in which he looks at current art exhibitions. He has also had several other art programs, radio programs and publications. He has presented numerous art programmes on UK television including studies of J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, living artists, the Tate Modern, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York, Raphael, etc. He has written about art and culture for The Times, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, Arena, Art Monthly, Blueprint and many other newspapers and periodicals. In 1993 he founded Tate: The Art Magazine. From 1991 to 1998 he presented BBC Radio 4's arts programme Kaleidoscope, for which he won a Sony Award. Marlow is Director of Exhibitions at White Cube in London His books and monographs include studies of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin and the Austrian expressionist painter Egon Schiele, and a survey of great artists published by Faber. He is visiting lecturer at Winchester School of Art. He is an examiner on the Sculpture MA and former Creative Director of Sculpture at Goodwood.

Jasper Sharp
MA, University of Edinburgh. Formerly exhibhitions and collections co-ordinator at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

Marina Wallace
MA RCA, Director of Artakt @ CSM. Responsible for creating and co-curating a number of exhibitions (Spectacular Bodies, Hayward Gallery, London 2000-01; Mendel, the Genius of Genetics, Brno, Genova, Chicago, 2002 06; Head On, Art with the Brain in Mind, Science Museum, London, 2002). She is Project Director of the Universal Leonardo Project, one of Artakt_s art ventures.

Bruna Caruso
Graduated in History of Art and Venice, works for the Superintendency of Art, teaches for the Hofstra University and Smithsonian Study Tours. She has written for various publications on Venetian Art and Architecture.

Dinos Chapman
MA RCA, Practising Artist. One of the (in)famous Chapman Brothers. Exhibits in UK at Saatchi, White Cube, in USA at Gagosian Gallery.

Gavin Turk
From an English Heritage plaque memorializing his presence at art school to wry paintings of his own signature, Gavin Turk has made a career from exploring the idea of originality in art. Paradoxically this questioning has made him one of the most original of the infamous Young British Artists (YBAs) that Charles Saatchi so eagerly collected in the 1990¹s and has led to his work being shown in such august public spaces as London¹s Tate Modern, the Saatchi Collection and the Victoria and Albert museum.

Simon Grant (Editor Tate Magazine)
A graduate from Bristol University, he has worked as a freelance journalist and critic for various newspapers including the Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, Independent on Sunday, as well as art magazines. He has written catalogue essays for artists such as Bill Viola and Dan Hays, and is currently writing a biography of four war artists.