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Collaboration is central to the spirit of Modern Painters, New Decorators. We work with artists, makers, designers and curators as contributors, volunteers and associates. Getting involved with our membership is a great way to develop your skillset, meet like-minded people in the arts and contribute to our programme.


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Members


Selene States: Resident
Selene States is a British-American artist, design scholar, and translator based in the UK. Her academic texts and art practice deal with the performance, the body and the aesthetic of feminism. She has exhibited at Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Milton Keynes Gallery, Djerassi Institute California and l’Aubette Strasburg among others.

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Sheila Ghelani: Resident
Sheila is an artist whose work spans performance, installation, social art and moving image. Recent work includes sharing Common Salt in museums, libraries and arts spaces around the UK with artist Sue Palmer as part of her ongoing Rambles with Nature series. Sheila is also part of Land Body Ecologies, a collaborative residency at the Wellcome Collection.

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Pamela Clarkson: Resident
Pamela Clarkson is a painter and printmaker. She has taught extensively in British Art Schools, exhibited widely and practiced in North and South America and West Africa. In 1989 she travelled to Senegal and Mali drawing in and around the Dogon villages. Two years later she went to Ghana to set-up a printmaking studio at the College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology where she met Atta Kwami.

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Sarogini Pease: Associate
Sarogini Pease is a self taught painter working in oil and acrylic. She paints as a way of bringing together her interests and experiences: educational pedagogy, the psychology of trauma, inner child work, motherhood, rewilding and outdoor education. She currently teaches at Loughborough University.

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Tayler Fisher: Resident
Tayler Fisher is an artist based in Loughborough, England. In painting, sculpture, collage and sound, he employs visual dubbing: a deconstruction to core elements that are filtered and maximised. Alien environments, sampled imagery, altered figuration and echoed languages combine to discover comfortable spaces in the uncanny. He has exhibited with Gasleak Mountain, Trace Gallery and Reference Point.

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Andrew North: Resident
Andrew North creates paintings which encompass a wide variety of subject matter including rural landscapes, architectural motifs, plants and animals, and occasional figures. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and has exhibited with South Parade, The Bothy Gallery and 1974 Club as well as undertaking residencies in Nottingham and Bilbao.

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Emma Constantine: Associate
As an artist, Emma is interested in creative movement and play. Her body interacts with space and natural forms in a spontaneous manner. She also makes items for the home and body from reclaimed materials. Emma is a full time mum and hosts out Artist-Parent Meetups.

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Team


Harry Freestone: Technical Coordinator
Harry Freestone is a Midlands based artist and freelance art technician. He is a director at Gasleak Mountain, Nottingham, an artist led artspace and community interest company.

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Joshua Jones: Media Producer
Joshua documents our exhibitions and events through photography and gives life to the stories behind our projects through filmmaking, printing and drawing. He works with socially engaged artists, charities and non-profits across the East Midlands as Homespun.

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Josie Jones: Hospitality Lead
Josie is developing how we host artists and our community, using food as a gathering point for conversations and sharing of ideas. She works part-time as a chef, and spends the rest of her time working with Joshua as part of Homespun. 

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Ursula Rae: Learning Programmer
Ursula is our Learning Programme Coordinator, developing and delivering a workshop programme for families and our Art Club for young people. A multimedia artist with a background in textiles her practice is rooted in process and tactile exploration.  She works as an artist in gallery learning across the East Midlands, with organisations such as Nottingham Contemporary and Derby Museums.

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David John Scarborough: Team Leader
David John Scarborough is an artist and curator. Since 2017 he has led the team at Modern Painters, New Decorators, alongside a collection of artists, supporters and partners. David creates projects to think through his relationships with materials and place. He makes exhibitions, publications, videos, music and prints. David has exhibited at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Kettering, Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, Slough and Turf Projects, Croydon. 

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Committee


Natasha Brzezicki: Management Committee Member
Natasha is based in Coventry, West Midlands. She works with interdisciplinary practices which are often sound-based and use collected data or natural material. Recent projects include a commission to make new work for Coventry Biennial. She is currently an arts technician and previously worked as a Gallery Coordinator for the Sock Gallery, Loughborough.

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Ama Dogbe: Management Committee Member
Ama Dogbe is a British-Ghanian artist. Ama builds video games, animations and audio-visual installations exploring autobiographical and utopian themes through world-building. Ama most recently exhibited at East Bristol Contemporary (2022) and Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester (2021). Ama lives and works in Bristol.

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Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham: Chair
Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham is a visual arts specialist with twenty years' experience of working in the public sector and skills gained within public galleries, artist-led spaces, arts funding, and professional and organisational development. She is currently a teacher in Professional Practice in Art & Design, Loughborough University. Between 2011 and 2020 she was Director of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network for the East Midlands. Before this, she worked at Arts Council England, Tate Liverpool and Spike Island. 

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