Limber:             spatial painting practices

                        Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UCA, UK                         Grandes Galeries De l'ESADHaR, Rouen, ESADHaR, FR

Category: Writers

Dr. Stephen Wilson

Dr. Stephen Wilson is an artist, writer and cultural theorist who lectures in fine art theory. He is the current Postgraduate Theory Coordinator at Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London. He is co-director of ‘Memories of the Future’, an international symposium held at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (Senate House), and co-director at Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2014.


Cherry Smyth

Cherry Smyth is a critic, curator, poet and novelist. She co-curated Limber: spatial painting practices with Jost Münster. Her latest poetry collection is Test, Orange, Pindrop Press, 2011 and her novel, Hold Still, 2013, about the role of the female muse in 19th century art, is available from Holland Park Press. See

Dominic Rahtz

Dominic Rahtz is Senior Lecturer in History and Theory of Art at the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury. His research lies in the area of 1960s American and European art, and he has published articles in such journals as the Oxford Art Journal and Art History.

Thierry Heynen

Thierry Heynen became director of the École Supérieure d’Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen in 2011. From 2005 to 2011, he was director of the École Supérieure d’Art du Havre. He has also been director of the École Municipale d’Arts Plastiques d’Yvetot and founded the Centre d’art contemporain ‘Galerie Duchamp’. Thierry Heynen has also developed his artistic practice mixing painting, sculpture and performance. His work has been shown in France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Egypt and China. He has been a member of the artists’ association ‘Art Seine Tri.D’ for ten years.

Lucile Encrevé

Lucile Encrevé holds a doctorate in contemporary art history and teaches humanities at the l’ESADHaR in Rouen and at the ENSAD, Paris. She is a specialist in contemporary abstract painting, with a particular interest in its heterogeneity (specifically its relationship with the multiple and with textiles). She has written about numerous painters (from Brice Marden, to artists such as Gilles Balmet and Jane Harris) and in collective exhibition catalogues such as ‘De quelques peintres abstraits contemporains’/ ‘A Place that is not Fixed. On Several Contemporary Abstract Artists’, La peinture est presque abstraite (Bourges: Le Transpalette, 2009).

Uwe Derksen

Uwe Derksen joined the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in 2002 and is currently the Assistant Director Research + Enterprise responsible for the delivery and monitoring of the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) business and community strategies, income generation, corporate sponsorship and enterprise and bringing research to bear on knowledge transfer opportunities. He is the originator and Head of the Creative Challenge programme, which is a strategic student social and environmental entrepreneurship programme for UCA students.

Moyra Derby

Moyra Derby is an artist and Senior Lecturer in Painting at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1996 and recent projects include ‘Painting Tableau Stage’ a group exhibition at Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio Sept, 2013, and ‘Depth as Breadth in Rotation’ published in the Journal of Visual Arts Practice, March, 2013.