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Speaker Bios

Gary Clough
Head of Programme, Graduate Diploma, Royal College of Art

Gary Clough has over 25 years experience in the higher education sector, with a specialist focus in international and transnational education. Gary’s research interests focus on the use of drawing as a catalyst for the augmenting, assimilating and constructing visual narrative archives. The sketchbook is a key element within his practice and process and is linked to a series of international pedagogic research projects.

Richard Nash
Tutor (Research), Graduate Diploma, Royal College of Art
Richard Nash has over 20 years experience in the creative industries as a researcher and academic as well as a practicing bookwork artist and designer. Richard’s research and practice focuses on the role of the designer as author, and self- and small-publishing. Core to this body of work is a focus on the book and the book as object, and in particular to exploring the reflexive and performative properties of the artists’ book as a primary medium for situating multidisciplinary practice.

Tony Brook

Founding partner / Creative Director, Spin and Unit Editions

Brook founded SPIN, the creative output of a London-based studio, which has been rotating between the poles of art and design since 1992. Along with Patricia Finegan and Adrian Shaughnessy, Tony is a founding partner and the Creative Director of Unit Editions, an independent publishing imprint for an international audience of designers, design students and followers of visual culture.

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