About Us

DRIFT10 is presented by ILLUMINATE PRODUCTIONS: a forward-thinking, non-profit organisation presenting the work of emerging and established contemporary artists to a diverse audience in unusual, challenging, yet accessible environments, facilitating fresh discussion and enthusiasm about contemporary art.

DRIFT08 broke new ground in London by being the first biennial contemporary art show to be held in the Thames. Seven installations were placed in the river and along its banks and bridges for six weeks in September/ October 2008. This unique and ambitious exhibition set out to inspire the public by bringing contemporary art into the public domain where it could be enjoyed by all.

 

DRIFT People

Caroline Jones Co-founder, Curator and Creative Director.
A graduate of Chelsea Art College (1997) with a Master of Fine Art (Painting), Caroline has extensive experience in creative thinking, artist development, lecturing, workshop leading, and art advisory roles.

Tessa McArthur Co-founder, Operations Director.
Since graduating in media technology, Tessa has worked in project development roles with many television companies and as a project manager on large-scale national and international public events.

Freelancers and Volunteers
Each project by Illuminate Productions consists of a diverse group of freelance professionals. We also have a wide-ranging volunteers’ programme involving corporate groups, individuals and the local community.

Advisory Committee

Nigel Kershaw
Nigel is Chief Executive of Big Issue Invest and Chairman of The Big Issue Co. Ltd. He is the founder of many award-winning social businesses and advisor to several others. He was honoured in 2008 as ‘Good Director for Enterprise’ by Director Magazine.

Una Devine
Una Devine is an award-winning journalist who has worked across radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and new media in London, Los Angeles and Dublin. Now based in London, she has worked as a news and talk show producer and presenter with the BBC and Global Radio.

David Cotterrell
David Cotterrell is an installation artist who has exhibited worldwide in gallery spaces, museums and the public realm. He is a CABE- appointed lead artist consultant to Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, and is a consultant on cultural and public policy for urban regeneration in the UK.

Mariele Neudecker
Mariele is an internationally recognised artist who has exhibited extensively internationally, including solo shows at Tate Britain and Tate St. Ives. She has won several awards and her work is included in many public and private collections, such as the Saatchi, the Arts Council and the Philip Morris.

Edward Lucie-Smith
Internationally-acclaimed author, art critic and historian, Edward has published more than sixty art books, mostly on contemporary artwork. He is regarded as one of the world’s most prolific and published writers on art with his books now being used as standard texts across the world.

Henry Meyric Hughes
Independent curator, consultant, art writer and president of the International Association of Art Critics since 2002, Henry’s numerous international posts have included being Director of the Hayward Gallery, President of the International Foundation Manifesta, Director Visiting Arts and Director of the Visual Arts Department of The British Council.

Theresa Roberts
Theresa Roberts is Co-Chair of the Development Council of the International Slavery Museum – part of National Museums Liverpool – and is one of the foremost collectors of Jamaican art in the UK.

Lord & Lady Burlington
William Burlington is a photographer. He recently founded Lismore Castle Arts – a contemporary art space in southern Ireland. Laura Burlington is a contributing fashion editor for Harpers Bazaar magazine and a creative consultant.

Erica Crump
Erica is a solicitor with law firm Baites, Wells and Braithwaite who are renowned for their substantial profile of work with social enterprise and charities. Erica’s clients range from household names to innovative start-ups; she works as pro bono solicitor for numerous organisations as well.

Fiona Banner
Fiona is one of the UK’s most highly regarded artists. Her work is represented in many major collections worldwide, including MOMA, New York, and The Tate Galleries, London. Fiona also runs the Vanity Press.

Donald Hyslop
Head of Regeneration & Partnerships at Tate galleries and Chair of Londons Borough Market. His work is at the forefront of exploring and thinking about the role culture, architecture & museums can play in the regeneration of cities and communities. In 2010 he founded Merge - London’s Urban Arts festival with Caroline Jones.