Membership

Committee Members:

Johnny Bean
Treasurer | Photographer

Johnny is a founding member and current Treasurer. A full-time professional Photographer, Johnny's previous jobs have included being a DJ, a dishwasher, a handyman, an Admin/Finance Manager for Lancaster Litfest and Bookshop Manager at the ICA. Johnny is also Administrator for LAP - the Lancaster Arts Partners and Secretary for The West End Million

InstagramWebsiteFacebook
Graham Dean
Guardian of the Newsletter | Photographer
Graham is a photographer and also custodian of our MAC Newsletters and administrator of artist submissions. If there is an exhibition to be hung you will generally find Graham there helping out. Graham is also a volunteer at Heysham Heritage Centre and exhibits his work regularly in the area.
FacebookWebsiteInstagram
Elena Gifford
Projects Developer | Deco Publique
In 2014 Elena co-founded Deco Publique with best friend Lauren and set about making their vision of creating unforgettable moments in civic spaces come true. As well as producing Vintage By The Sea and the Festival of Making, Deco Publique's work transforms seafronts, canal towpaths and town centres with uplifting, accessible and memorable experiences.
InstagramWebsiteEmail
Sian Johnson
Arts Campaigner
Sian has had a rich and varied career with over 45 years in manufacturing, retail, tourism consultancy and the creative industries. She has worked in the past as project manager for the 1995 study, ‘The Tourism Development of the North West Coastal Resorts’, and as managing consultant for Deloitte, monitoring business and operations for the Millenium Dome. Her consultancy clients include Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Trust, the National Trust, and ONE NorthEast. She is also a member of the prestigious Market research Society. Sian has lived in Morecambe for 15 year and endeavours to truly put something back into the community.
Email
Shane Johnstone
Artist | Sculptor | Educator
Originally a fairground artist in Blackpool and Morecambe, Shane has worked in the film industry, London theatre, commercial arts and special education. He has a reputation nationally as a provider of innovative, practical and accessible multi-media projects to schools and community groups and is a successful co-coordinator of arts events in the Northwest and beyond for local authorities, arts agencies, festival and theatre companies. Shane combines a vibrant and inclusive community arts practice with a highly regarded sculpture and mosaic company, he was Signature Artist at The 2004 Manchester Cow Parade and has created popular landmark attractions such as Morecambe’s iconic Venus and Cupid sculpture.
InstagramWebsiteEmail
Jane Kondras
Artist
From the world of the fairground, a member of The Showmen’s Guild, Jane ran her family amusement arcade, in Morecambe, before turning to journalism, and the dark art of arts marketing, working for most arts organisations in the area and some further afield. Jane considers herself a martyr, as wife to, the very talented, wonderful, yet, frustrating Paul Kondras. Jane became partially sighted, at the age of forty, which she considers a wonderful challenge, wonderful because the sight loss gave her a guide dog, and who wouldn’t want a four-legged best friend rather than seeing their ageing reflection in the bathroom mirror every morning?
Instagram
Paul Kondras
Artist | Agent Provocateur
Artist, Production Designer, Escapologist and Flaneur, Paul was born in Leeds, educated by nuns, Jesuits and amazing parents After studying fun and Fine Art at Leeds and Bournemouth Art Schools, he graduated with a first in fun! He has designed over 100 productions for theatre, opera and dance and was joint Gold Medal winner at the Prague International Theatre Design Quadrennial. Paul also had a trial for Leeds United and auditioned for The Wombles!
InstagramWebsiteEmail
Dawn Latham
Artist | Painter
Dawn was born and raised in Morecambe, went to live in London as a teenager and graduated from Chelsea College of Art as a mature student in the 1990’s and has recently returned to the area. Dawn describes herself as a self-employed artist living the dream! Dawn is always creating, but most enjoys working on large-scale paintings. When asked to describe the role of the artist in society, Dawn replies "to cause a pause". She is a big admirer of the public art produced by Artangel. In her youth Dawn served cups of tea in Morecambe railway station tea bar - before it became The Platform! What wouldn’t you do without? comfortable shoes!
FacebookTwitterWebsite
Kathryn MacDonald
Chair | Arts Administrator
Kathryn is one of our founding members and is currently Chair of MAC. She is also the Development Director at More Music.
InstagramWebsiteEmail
Pete Moser
Musician | One Man Band Supremo

Pete is another of our founding members. A local legend and world's "fastest one-man band", Pete is the founder and current Artistic Director/CEO of More Music. After 25 years at the forefront of community music in the UK, Pete is stepping down and has recently celebrated with 4 fantastic party nights at The Hothouse.

InstagramWebsiteTwitter
Alan Outram
Musician | Artist
Alan is one of our founding members and curated the 20th Century Morecambe Exhibition for the Vintage by the Sea Festival. Alan makes paper and digital collage, also electronic music, and has recently started a soundtrack Tape Label called Horror Pop Sounds. Why do you do what you do? it has to be done. How do you work? sporadically and then frenzied! What work do you most enjoying doing? making record sleeves. Describe a real-life situation that inspired you: Being on Blue Peter. What is your dream project? go back in time and be the in-house artist for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. What wouldn’t you do without? a sharp blade!
WebsiteEmailInstagram
Lauren Zawadzki
Projects Developer | Deco Publique
Lauren is a co-founder, in 2014 along with Elena Gifford, of Deco Publique, based in Morecambe, just off the Victorian Promenade. Deco Publique's aspiration is to bring the quality of international cultural experiences to the places we live and work - seaside spaces, waterfronts and northern towns..
InstagramWebsiteTwitter

Associate Members:

Jill Abbott
Photographer

Born in Blackburn, Jill moved to Lancaster some years ago, and finally to Morecambe in 2016. A keen sailor, she loves living close to the sea, and the innumerate photo opportunities afforded by spectacular Morecambe Bay. She studied photography at Blackburn College back in the 1990s but it wasn't until 2013 - with encouragement from local creatives, and from More Music in Morecambe - that she produced her first exhibition there, with a further four following in various locations throughout the North West. Portraiture and street photography are her main focus - her aim is to capture the 'thing' behind the eyes - in locations with an unexpected viewpoint.

Email
Wynn Abbott
Ceramicist

Wyn Abbot is an award-winning Sculptor & Ceramic Artist, her work is inspired by Ancestors & Ancient Cultures and from the nature around her. Story-weaving her magic into the clay from the mother earth itself, Wyn creates wonderful and meaningful pieces which are sold worldwide. Every single piece is individually hand sculpted and filled with symbolism and the energy of the earth.

FacebookEmailWebsite
Gill Aitken
Painter/Mosaic Artist

Gill Aitken is a visual artist working in two art-forms: mosaic and paint. She paints mainly in acrylics but also oils, pastel, charcoal. She creates fine art mosaics and undertakes indoor/outdoor mosaic commissions. Gill would love to see mosaic used to enhance the urban environment in and around Lancaster and Morecambe. She is a professional member of BAMM (British Association for Modern Mosaic).

WebsiteFacebook
James Attwood
Paper Artist

James makes amazingly intricate papercut pictures. He would call like to call it art but actually thinks of it more as a craft. Each picture is cut from a single sheet of paper using a craft knife. They take a while to create, especially now that he is getting more adept at making little cuts.

InstagramEmailWebsite
Graham Bellhouse
Painter
Janet Blades
Venue Owner

Janet runs the wonderful Stone Jetty Cafe on the Stone Jetty, Morecambe Promenade. The Cafe has been and continues to be the home to many of MAC's exhibitions.

The cafe opens 10am-4pm Tues-Sun during the summer.

FacebookEmail
Victoria Boyd-Power
Email
Nick Burns
Painter/Photographer

Nick is a painter, photographer and gardener. His first MAC exhibition of photographs "Out of Season" was held at The Stone Jetty cafe in 2016.

InstagramEmail
Georgianna Cardoso-Zarate
Multi-Disciplined/Curator
Email
Tom Chesters
Bay Framing
Bay Framing offers a full picture-framing service at affordable prices in Morecambe for all your prints, photos, needlework, canvases, memorabilia and anything else you can put in a frame. Single frames to full exhibitions, no job is too big or too small. You can find Bay Framing in Regent Road in Morecambe's West End. 10% discount to all MAC members!
WebsiteEmailFacebook
Mark Crossey
Painter
Simon Dalton
Photographer

R Simon Dalton is a photographer based in Morecambe, U.K. Simon has had an interest in photography for as long as he can remember but it's become more serious over the last few years. Initially, this came through the practice of street photography, but this has developed into a broader interest in the urban environment. 

WebsiteInstagramTwitter
Bernadette Daly
Applied Artist
Wendy David
Ceramics/sculpture/mixed media
Email
Owen Davison
Lin Dean
Driftwood Artist

My little business was born three years ago, after moving to Morecambe Bay and becoming totally inspired by the beautiful bay and discovering the treasures that each new tide brings. I love turning the pieces of driftwood, sea glass sea pottery and pebbles that I find into fun and unique creations. I started by selling at craft fairs, but as my confidence has grown I am now making pieces for exhibitions. I didn't really consider my self as ‘an artist’, until I sold my first exhibition pieces. In 2017 I held a joint exhibition with my photographer husband. 2018 sees my first solo exhibition. It is to be held in the Bay, at The Stone Jetty Cafe in Morecambe. I cannot think of a more fitting venue.

WebsiteEmailFacebook
Keith Douglas
Photographer
Lynn Fotheringham
Photographer

Lyn makes images of the land and the sea, the people and life in the North West of England and Scotland. She likes intimate shots of the landscape; of places that aren't instantly recognizable. She is fascinated by abstract photography and capturing fleeting moments in the landscape is her core interest. 

Exhibitions:

  • 2015: Included in two of The Royal Photographic Society's "The Photographic Angle 2015" exhibitions and a finalist in Visit Britain's British Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015.
  • 2016: Shortlisted in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition 2016.
  • 2017: Exhibited at Cambridge University in Shutterhub's Artifical Things and in the International Mountain Photography exhibition in Portugal.
  • 2018: Sept - Oct Solo exhibition in the cafe in Williamson Park, Lancaster.
WebsiteFacebook
Janet Hampson
Casting Director
Christopher Hargreaves
Photographer

Chris is a multidisciplinary artist; a creative player and experimenter extensively focused on promoting community arts and music, delighted in seeing barriers to art and the imagination crumble.  He plays with different mediums, as time, tide and energy allow - never feeling the need to confine himself to a single material, style or theme – although themes become apparent naturally over time.

 

Since March 2017 he has been freelancing as a graphic designer, musician, photographer and animation workshop instigator. His present creative incarnation is inextricably and passionately linked to the haven for all things artistic – The Exchange CIC - and to Morecambe.

FacebookWebsite
Patricia Haskey
Painter

Pat studied fine art at Doncaster College of Art and the University of Central Lancashire, graduating with honours in 1980. Her work is held in The House of Lords Permanent Art Collection, in the Head Office of Cadbury and in private national and international collections in Europe, America and Australia. She is represented by galleries in the North West and takes part in exhibitions in the region and across the UK, with shows in N. Yorkshire, Newcastle, Edinburgh and London. In 2004, she represented artists from the North West of England in the Summer Exhibition in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.

She is available to give talks and runs workshops for art associations and social groups.

WebsiteFacebookInstagram
Jamie Holman
Artist

Jamie Holman is an artist, writer and lecturer.
Early works were predominantly in video, audio and performance, before developing into a broader, multi disciplinary practice that now includes photography, print, sculpture and text. Holman was a founding member of the music/artist/writers collective tompaulin, who released three LP’s, seven singles and recorded two John Peel sessions between 2000 and 2007. In 2008 Holman began writing for The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art and Music, and is now a contributing editor working under David Sheppard and Gemma De Cruz. Jamie works in Blackburn where he leads the B.A. (Hons) Fine Art programme at Blackburn College.

WebsiteEmailInstagram
Barbara Holt
Painter
Facebook
James Jenkinson
Video Artist

I mainly make videos on my phone. These are the basis for my practice-based PhD at LICA, Lancaster, titled Popular Video Users: A Quantum Materialist Practice. I've exhibited work internationally including The National Portrait Gallery, London; V&A, London; MoMA, New York; CCA, Glasgow; and NCCA, St. Petersburg. Alongside my practice, I teach on the Visual Communication MA, at RCA, London; and programme, curate and write on contemporary art practice. 

WebsiteInstagram
Sue Johnstone
Artist

Sue Johnstone... aka Shane's missus! But to those who know me better, a retired Grandma first last & in the middle. A keen baker (Midland Hotel cake baking champion 2010), veggie & flower grower from seed, rocket yogi, enjoy photography (mostly of grandchildren), Splodge-a-Matic's pedaller-in-chief, co-mosaicer of Venus & Cupid statue, & numerous mural & mosaic art projects since 2002, from the West End of Morecambe to the left bank in Paris. A lifelong learner City & Guilds Watercolours & Spanish AS level so I enjoy chatting with locals during my other passion - travelling. Recently acquired skill - painting cakes & biscuits (ACA bakes) whose commissions are occupying my retirement in between my favourite part of the week, childminding in Manchester.

Instagram
Lucy Kendra
Filmmaker
Becca Kenyon
Teresa Kirk
Ginny Koppenhol
Photography/Animation

Ginny is a photographer but as well as being a photographer, she also runs stop-motion animation workshops in schools, youth groups, health and business settings - find out more at www.zoom-creations.com

WebsiteWebsiteInstagram
Beverley Lamb
Location Scout
Peter Lee
Liz Lees
Painter/Drawing

Liz does paintings and simple line drawings. She is also a writer and actor. Liz is soon to be publishing a book for kids aged 7+ “The Friends of Matty's Oak”. It follows the threats to an oak tree and the impact on the locals when the tree wakes every 50yrs.

Liz Lees CV

WebsiteEmail
Graham Lowe
Painter

Graham's artwork has featured widely in the regional press as well as in Hotline, the national magazine of Virgin Rail, in Lancashire Life and in ‘Facing North’, a book and exhibition project featuring 50 professional artists from across the North of England. He works with a wide range of painting media including soft pastel, mixed media, oils, acrylic, gouache and watercolour. Graham enjoys painting landscapes, still life and portraits as well as his favourite subject, birds.

WebsiteEmail
Rosa Mackinder

I have followed several different careers in addition to those involving Art, and have lived in several parts of the UK, resulting in
having exhibited comparatively widely over time and place. My artistic output could best be described as “eclectic” - both my
subject matter and my chosen media being subject to change. I have enjoyed producing site-specific and installation work, using
whatever media I deemed appropriate. I have made textile pieces, combined with a variety of other materials/ methods, used
printmaking, drawing and painting in all media. My work ranges from abstract to figurative - it all depends!

Email
Priscilla Miller
Textile Artist
Priscilla creates beautiful contemporary stitched mixed media pieces in 2D and 3D. She exhibits regularly both nationally and internationally. Priscilla is a freelance educator in Further/Higher Education and secondary schools and she also runs a programme of independent workshops and talks in galleries, museums and selected venues.
WebsiteEmailFacebook
Grace Owen
Artist

Grace is an artist based in Lancaster, England, the historic city where she went to university. Her work is entirely personal and self-expressive, with a focus on emotion, story-telling, folklore, and fantasy, her drawings are raw interpretations of imagination, subconscious, and perception.

WebsiteEmailTwitter
Linda Page
Painter

Linda studied graphic design and illustration at the Norwich School of Art in the late 1970s and early 80s.

She has awards from the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers and the International Wool Secretariat.

She moved to Morecambe 14 years ago and began to enjoy the experience of painting and illustrating once more. The pace of living in Morecambe is conducive to absorbing the views and environment, unlike city life.

She has found many amazing subjects, mainly architectural, to paint in her own style and particularly delights in producing paintings of the Midland Hotel.

Linda has an exhibition planned at the Midland Hotel in June 2018.

WebsiteFacebookTwitter
Sian Peters
Artist
Joanna Powell
Painter
Stephanie Province
Mixed Media Artist

I am a mixed media artist based in Overton, beside the estuary of the River Lune. My work invariably has an autobiographical starting point leading me to broader questions about identity and the human condition. From somewhere deep inside me, questions float to the surface and demand that I engage with them. I rely on notebooks to capture the essence of these questions and any raw, unprocessed sparks and ideas. My notebooks are an important tool in my art-making process.
I use whatever materials and methods are relevant to the work I am making. I often experiment with printmaking techniques such as collagraph and usually find myself overprinting with several different plates to build up the artwork layer by layer.
My paintings and sculptural artworks can also involve a process of building with layers which I then rub down and build up again to allow the piece to reveal itself to me. I am interested in the way individual pieces that are arranged together can simultaneously be separate yet part of the whole and I frequently use multi-aperture mounts to present this within my work.

The Ship
Carol Reynoldson
Illustrator
Ann Rey Illustration (Carol Reynoldson)
A graduate of Cambridge School of Art in 2014, Carol gained an MA in Children's Book Illustration. Since then she has produced her first book, Banjo Billy and the Bullies, for primary school aged children. Other projects have included a village sign in Oxfordshire and children's murals in Guatemala, Taiwan and Lancaster! 
Website
Kate Schofield
Textile Designer/Maker

I’m a textile designer/maker working with farmers in the Morecambe Bay area to promote the use of wool. I buy fleeces direct from the farms and work closely with the farmers and the UK based spinning mill to ensure we have beautiful yarn and I produce a wide range of textile work that shows the versatility of wool... a wonderful, readily available natural resource! My designs tend to reflect the unique beauty of the area and incorporate driftwood, sea glass and shells, plus acorns and leaves. I weave wool tweed to make into bags, throws and ruana/ponchos. I also felt the wool for hat making.

WebsiteEmail
Susan Schofield
Geraldine Snape
Potter/Painter
Irena Switala
Photographer

"One day, my husband let me use his camera and I was hooked."

Irena's first exhibition of photographs "Real" was held at The Hothouse in 2017.

Facebook
Theresa Taylor
Artist
Keith Thomas
Wire Sculptor

It feels odd writing a bio of my work as an artist because I’m not sure that’s what I am. I enjoyed drawing when I was a child/teenager and have an Art O-level (my only artistic qualification). However, when work and later a family came along I no longer managed to make space to draw. When retirement came along I found time again. Moving to Morecambe and being near to the bay and its bird life gave me inspiration. Seeing a wire and paper sculpture on Pinterest and then being given some wire to ‘play around’ with set me off. I started by making shapes of the waders I saw on the bay. I just enjoy the making. I started to sell my creations mainly to make space at home for new ones! I have to say that selling my first bird (at Leighton Moss with the Bay Craft Collective) was amazing; the fact that someone liked my creations enough to part with their money and put my bird in their house was a real joy.

EmailFacebook
Jane Wignall
Driftwood Artist
Jane describes herself as a "beachcomber artisan from the wild shores of Sunderland Point", and her work encompasses, unique one-off art pieces, handmade cards, prints and jewellery. Every piece is unique and she is happy to create commissions.
WebsiteEmailFacebook

Friends:

Judith Coyle
Copywriter

Judith Coyle Editorial provides affordable, focused PR, copywriting and editing. Arts and heritage a speciality. My PR comprises strong, newsy press releases that journalists love. Clients include the Hannah Frank art project, Graham Lowe, Lakeland Shepherd Hut Company. Trained in Journalism at the London College of Printing, (University of the Arts).  BA (Hons) degree in English Literature, Lancaster University. I was an editorial board member at Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce for a number of years. 

Website
Anna Daly
Dance Educator
Anne Greenwood
Jane Icely
Louiza Rabouhi-Kilcawley
Carol Reynoldson
Paula Skidmore
Rosie Tacon-Glass
Printmaker
Celia Roberts
Emma Rucastle
Karen West
Musician