Jo Baring is Director & Curator of the Ingram Collection.
Baring was formerly Director of Christie's UK and ran the 20th century British Art department at their South Kensington location. She is a graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford and holds an M.A. from the Courtauld Institute of Art. She sits on the Apollo Magazine Advisory Board, is a trustee of charity ArtCan, and is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors and the Association of Women in the Arts. Baring has curated exhibitions at museums and public galleries throughout the UK, and launched the Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize at the Ingram Collection in 2016.
Caroline Cuthbert is an art consultant who was a Director at the Antony D’Offay Gallery.
Cuthbert currently sits on the board of the Kenneth Armitage Foundation. She previously worked for the Tate as a curator of the Modern Collection.
Stephen Feeke is a writer and curator. He was previously a Director at the New Art Centre, Wiltshire.
Feeke read History of Art at the University of Leeds, before working at the Henry Moore Institute where he was involved in making a diverse programme of exhibitions of ancient, modern and contemporary sculpture. He has lectured regularly for the Museums Association and was on the editorial panel of the Museums Journal. He has written for a wide range of exhibition catalogues and publications, most recently on the sculptors Sir Anthony Caro and Michael Dean.
Feeke is a curatorial advisor to an annual exhibition of new sculpture called Bold Tendencies in Peckham and sits on the Committee for the Chipperfield Bequest.
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.
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.
Art Advisor and Curator
Teresa Krasny is the curator of a private art collection.
Prior to that she was a specialist and head of sale in the Impressionist & Modern department at Christie’s. She is also a founding board member of the International Catalogue Raisonné Association (ICRA).
John Martin is Director of the John Martin Gallery.
Martin studied at Camberwell School of Art before attending the University of Edinburgh to study History of Art. In 1992 he opened his gallery in Albemarle Street which he has continued to run successfully for over twenty years, recently opening a second space in Chelsea in 2014. In 2007 he founded the Middle East’s first contemporary art fair, Art Dubai, for which he was Fair Director for four years until 2010. During this period he initiated the Global Art Forum, the Abraaj Capital Art Prize and Contemparabia, a cultural itinerary aimed at international museum groups, collectors and press. He has been involved in various advisory committees including The Gulf Cultural Council (Doha), the Shubbak Festival and is a director of Brown’s London Art Weekend.
Robert O’Byrne is a writer specialising in the fine and decorative arts.
O'Byrne is a former Vice-President of the Irish Georgian Society and trustee of the Alfred Beit Foundation, and is currently a trustee of the Apollo Foundation. The author of over a dozen books, he writes a monthly column for Apollo magazine and also contributes to the Irish Arts Review.
Art Historian and Curator
Toby Treves is CEO of the Modern Art Press.
Treves is currently Trustee of the Eduardo Paolozzi Foundation. He was formerly a curator of 20th century British art at the Tate.
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.
Pierre is a Partner at law firm Constantine Cannon.
Valentin focuses on commercial transactions and dispute resolution involving art, antiques and design; financing transactions secured by works of art; taxation of works of art and intellectual property. His clients include commercial art galleries, art collectors, auctioneers, museums, cultural charities and foundations, artists. Valentin is a regular contributor to legal journals and a regular speaker at conferences in the UK and abroad. He also lectures on art law at the Sotheby’s Institute, the University of Lyon, London School of Economics and Christie’s Education. He is also a Trustee of the World Monuments Fund in Britain. Valentin has lived in three countries and speaks four languages.