NOA 14 Catalogue - page 6

Norman Ackroyd RA
Norman Ackroyd RA is an
accomplished artist, born
1938. He attended Leeds Art
College and The Royal
College of Art and was elected
as a Royal Academician in
1988. In 1994 he was elected
as Professor of Etching at The
University of the Arts; a senior
fellow at the RCA in 2000 and
received a CBE for services to
Etching and Printing in 2007.
Norman is very proactive in
the presentation and content
of the annual Royal Academy
Summer Exhibition.
His work can be seen in major
galleries and museums across
the world from The Tate in
London to MOMA in New York
to The Rijks Museum in
Amsterdam and in The Royal
Collection at Windsor as well
as in many other esteemed
Vanessa Branson
Vanessa Branson was born in
Surrey 1959. She is the sister
of Richard Branson and is the
founder of the Marrakech
Biennale. As President and
Founder she has been
responsible for North Africa’s
only trilingual arts festival, –
comprising visual art, literature
and film programs featuring
acclaimed international and
Moroccan artists.
With Prue O'Day and involving
15 other people in an art fund
between 1999 and 2004
Vanessa co-founded The
Wonderful Fund Collection
which was launched at the
Marrakech Biennale and was
shown at Pallant House
Gallery, Chichester in 2006.
Vanessa is a champion of
global cultural and ecological
Caroline Irby
A British photographer based
in London, working in social
documentary, portraiture, and
advertising, her work is
published and exhibited
worldwide. After graduating in
Philosophy and French from
Edinburgh, Caroline worked in
developing countries on
editorial assignments, NGO
commissions, and personal
projects. She also writes, with
articles in the Independent,
Marie Claire, Evening
Standard, and a weekly
column in the Guardian
Weekend Magazine.
Her particular areas of interest
are immigration and children;
her first book, A Child from
Everywhere, consisting of a
photograph and interview with
children from 185 different
countries now living in the UK,
was published in 2010 and
exhibited at the V&A Museum
of Childhood..
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