Jamie McCartney, UK
With his work constantly in the media, Jamie has gained an international reputation
as an uncompromising, underground artist. Publicly speaking
about the importance of art as an engine of social change,
he remains a campaigner and advocate for many causes.
With a career-long commitment to experimentation he often focuses
on the body using traditional and novel materials, applying many unusual
processes. Often exploring emotive subjects he tends to court controversy.
The Great Wall of Vagina: “Changing female body
We are delighted to be exhibiting Jamie’s masterpiece. This eight metre long
wall sculpture was created from plaster casts of 400 women’s genitals,
young and old, from all walks of life who volunteered to be involved.
It’s purpose? – to show genital variety and combat the rise in women seeking
“I didn’t want to be part of a society that encourages women to cut of parts
of their genitals and I was in a unique position to do something about it.
Knowledge is power. Freedom from genital anxiety is the goal.”
Five years in the making and entirely self-funded, it typifies Jamie’s
artistic determination to make a significant impact with his art.
It has become a hugely influential feminist artwork that literally
changes women’s lives.
Jessica Fulford-Dobson, UK
Jessica Fulford-Dobson a freelance London based portrait photographer.After leaving university, Jessica got a job assisting the filmmaker Nicholas Claxton
on the documentary: ‘Linda McCartney: Behind the Lens’
. Linda proved to be
a significant influence.She worked with photographer Alison Jackson on her TV series ‘Doubletake’
for the BBC and her book ‘Private’
for Penguin books.Jessica started work as a portrait photographer in 2000.
Her photographs have since been published in newspapers and magazines worldwide,
as well as being exhibited in New York, London and Prague.
In April 2015, Jessica’s first major solo exhibition was held at London’s
Saatchi Gallery bringing the now award winning series Skate Girls Of Kabul
to international attention, receiving major critical acclaim.
There are now plans for a global tour.
Robin Hereford, Director of Valuations at Bonhams,
has singled Jessica out as: “One to watch, being the top-selling photographer
at one of our shows in New Bond Street.”
In late 2012, Jessica Fulford-Dobson spotted a small newspaper article
about girls skateboarding in Afghanistan. Instantly inspired, she thought
it was a shame that such a unique, visually striking and uplifting story was
compressed into such a tiny column of text.
Here was an opportunity to photograph young girls doing something exceptional
in a beautiful, albeit war-torn, country. In addition, she hoped through her
photographs to bring more publicity to a genuinely positive story from Afghanistan,
and therefore help generate more support for this remarkable charity Skateistan.
Kate Parker, USA
Kate is a photographer, mother, and athlete from Atlanta.
Her work has been featured in galleries all over USA including New York and
Los Angeles. Kate’s recent projects Blended and “Strong is the New Pretty”
have been highlighted in the Huffington Post, the Daily Mail UK, NPR, the
Washington Post, Elle China, Vanity Fair Italy, Lean In, Amy Poehler’s Smart
Girls at the Party, and Athleta.
Strong is the New Pretty
Series features images of Kate’s girls, celebrating them as the strong,
confident, athletic females they are.
Jarek Kubicki, Poland
Artist, photographer and creative director, winner of many prestigious awards
in the web design field. Graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. Jarek
has been involved in the creative process of many advertising prize-winning
projects such as Beksinski.pl, Rumors about Angels II, both of which were
honored with Favourite Website Awards. Jarek has participated in a several
group exhibitions in Poland, Belgium and Romania.
Maja Wolna, Poland
Born in Poznan, 1980, Maja obtained MA Diploma in Graphic Department at Fine
Arts Academy, Poznan in 2005. Currently she works as Assistant Lecturer at
the University of Art in Poznan in Multimedia Department and Graphic
Department of the Computer Science and Management Secondary School in
She takes part in many international art competitions, individual
and group exhibitions all over the world. She was awarded with Gold Medal in
International Poster Biennial in Warsaw, 2010, Grand Prix and Second Prize in
International Poster Competition ‘Anti Aids Ukraine’ in Kharkiv, Ukraine, 2006.
Among others her works were presented on the international art exhibition
Passion for Freedom in Unit24 Gallery in London. She cooperates with the
polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and creates socially and politically
Maja is the author of series of posters about Muslim women.
Posters, graphic design, illustrations, collages are a part of her art. Currently
she is working on a video art and objects based on her graphic experiences.