Jennifer Boyd is a writer working in text, sound and performance, whose publications include Afterall, After Us, SALT, Orlando and Extra Extra, and long-form texts A Theory for the Strange-Girl: Raw Red Text (COUNTRY MUSIC, 2017), Nightbox (ANDOR, 2018), FROT THE WORLD (Tornabuoni, 2019) and Skinned / Detouched (Eastside Projects and Motto Books, 2018). For the latter, an artist book by sculptor Alice Channer, Boyd won the Prix International for Critical Thinking and Contemporary Art Writing. Parts of the book were extracted and stretched into the sound work Detouch (2018) which has been ‘aired’ in various locations online, in the UK and Europe. As well as collaborating with Channer, Boyd has worked closely with contemporary artists including painter Francesca Blomfield, and received grants to write about Estonian sculptor Anu Põder and twentieth-century sculpture in Lithuania. Performances, readings, screenings and exhibitions include: ICA, Whitechapel Gallery, The Sunday Painter, South London Gallery, Artsadmin, Live Art Development Agency, Guest Projects and The Horse Hospital, London; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Leeds Art Gallery, Yorkshire; Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf; Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia; Skärholmen public swimming pool, Stockholm; and Montez Press Radio, London and New York City. Boyd has also delivered various experimental writing workshops, most recently for the Yorkshire Sculpture International on writing as a form of sculpture.
Lara Eggleton is a writer, historian and editor based in Leeds. Managing editor at Corridor8 since 2016, she is also a contributing writer for Art Monthly, The Double Negative, a-n, Doggerland, Axisweb and this is tomorrow, as well as various galleries and institutions. Lara holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Leeds and has published in scholarly journals and books on the subject of the Alhambra palace in Granada, Global Art History and Western perceptions of Islamic Art, and most recently, ‘Research as Folly, or, how to productively ruin your research’. She gives visiting lectures and talks, delivers art writing workshops, and is a tutor at Open College of the Arts. These days, Lara likes to think about art across time and cultural spaces through collaborative projects such as Medieval helpdesk, and blogs at follymatters when the opportunity presents itself. She became a mum in 2017.
Meghan is a curator and educator whose work centres on supporting early career artists and creating opportunities for children and young people within the visual arts. She is currently the Engagement Curator for Yorkshire Sculpture International, the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival in partnership with Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and has held roles at The Hepworth Wakefield, The Courtauld Gallery, Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service, and National Gallery. Meghan devised and delivered an engagement programme for the festival, bringing together staff from across the four galleries to reach over 47,000 people. Key projects include Tarek Atoui’s Shuffle Orchestra and Wakefield Kids by Jamie Hawksworth, as well as leading Yorkshire Sculpture International’s Associate Artist Programme. She is also a freelance consultant delivering various projects on learning, engagement, and public art strategies.