Godfrey Barker (Chair)
Godfrey Barker is a well-renowned art historian and journalist. He has written for many of the leading newspapers including the Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. He lectures for Sotheby’s and Christie’s and has completed, The Rich and the Price of Art, a book that he is currently adapting for a TV series.
Colin Wiggins can be described as art historian, curator and practising artist in his own right. He began his career in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum before moving to the National Gallery, London, where he now works as Special Projects Curator. While at the National Gallery he has curated exhibitions for a number of artists, including Anthony Caro, Peter Blake and Bridget Riley. As a printmaker, he addresses the gap between the artistic traditions of Europe and Japan.
A respected art historian and fine-art dealer who has earned popular recognition from his participation in the BBC 2 series, Show Me the Monet. Roy honed his expertise as Head of Department for Old Master & British Pictures at Christie’s, before establishing his own gallery, Sphinx Fine Art, in Kensington, which specialises in Old Master Paintings and Russian Art.
Winner of the 2002 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Adam Dant produces richly detailed brush and ink drawings. His fascination with the printed image and the satirical nature of his work, has prompted art critics to draw comparisons between Dant and the 18th-century figures, Jonathan Swift and William Hogarth. His drawings can be found in public and private collections, including The Arts Council Collection, V&A, Museum of London, MoMA, Deutsche Bank and the San Diego Museum of Art.
Belgian art connoisseur Alain Servais began collecting in the early 1990s and has since amassed an impressive body of international work. The 300 works of 20th-century and contemporary art in his collection are displayed in his gallery in northern Brussels. In 2010, Alain Servais acquired Dream Vacation by Ghost of a Dream – the 2009 Young Masters Art Prize winners. Alain Servais is also part Owner of E.Art.T Company / European Art Tour – The Art World at Your Fingertips http://european-art-tour.com/eat/?lang=en
Anke was originally director and multi-lingual auctioneer of philatelic auction house Robson Lowe Ltd, which merged with Christie’s in 1980. She joined Christie’s in 1980 to open up new markets and collecting areas. Most recently, she curated pre-sale exhibitions devoted to 20th-century paintings and contemporary art in emerging markets, such as Russia, Ukraine, China, India and Dubai.
Ghost of a Dream
Ghost of a Dream is the collaborative project of Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom. Ghost of a Dream works with sculpture and installation to embody the essence of opulence, through construction of materials that end up in the trash. Ghost of a Dream has exhibited internationally, including residencies with the IAAB in Basel, at the Vierter Stock Projektraum in Berlin and a Special Project at VOLTA 5. The artist collaborative were the joint winners of the inaugural Young Masters Art Prize, 2009. They have just completed a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska.