Eileen Cooper OBE RA
Eileen Cooper is a British contemporary painter.
From 2010-2017 Cooper served as Keeper of the Royal Academy of Arts, the first woman to be elected to this role since the Academy began in 1768. After studying at Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art, Cooper went on to become widely known for the strong and passionate figuration in her painting. She has taught at St Martins, Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. She became a Royal Academician in 2000.
Co-owner and Joint Managing Director at The Redfern Gallery
Richard is also, a fellow trustee for the Artists' General Benevolent Institution and an External Advisor for Fine Art & Curator's Committee, Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Maggi Hambling CBE
Maggi Hambling is a British contemporary painter and sculptor.
Hambling studied at the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing from 1960 under Cedric Morris, then at Ipswich School of Art (1962–4), Camberwell (1964-7), and finally the Slade School of Art, graduating in 1969. In 1995, she was awarded the Jerwood Painting Prize along with Patrick Caulfield. In the same year she was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her services to painting, and was later appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 New Year Honours.
Simon Martin is the Director of Pallant House Gallery.
Martin is also an Art Historian, Curator, writer and lecturer who specialises in Specialties: 20th century British Art & design, international modern art, contemporary art, ceramics, folk art.
William Packer is a contemporary artist, and member of the New English Art Club.
Packer studied at Wimbledon Art School and Brighton College of Art. Closely involved in the British art world throughout his career, he was principal art critic on the Financial Times from 1974 until 2004. He has exhibited at the Royal Academy, Annely Juda, Angela Flowers, Piers Feetham Gallery, W H Patterson, Cadogan Contemporary and the Mall Galleries.
Packer is a member of the New English Art Club, Small Paintings Group and the International Association of Art Critics, and honorary member of the Pastel Society and the Royal Society of British Artists.
Garry Scott-Irvine is the Director of The Horst Foundation; Special Advisor to The Francis Bacon Foundation, Monaco; and a Patron of The Photographer’s Gallery, London.
He is also a member of The Gustav Mahler Foundation Advisory Board, and a Founding Member of ICRA (the International Catalogue Raisonné Association), a non–profit organisation advising artists and academics, on the formulation of catalogue raisonné.
Garry enjoys working with artists of all practices and mediums. He has secured funding in support of initiatives at Tate Britain, The Royal Academy, and The National Portrait Gallery.
‘I believe that Education, Art, Music, and Community are more important now, than they have ever been. That is why my association with foundations such as The Artists’ Collecting Society, The Mahler Foundation and The Francis Bacon Foundation, are so important to me. It is only by working together, and supporting these missions, that we can bring change and secure the future.’