Linda Ingham, Visual Artist - David Power, Composer
Linda Ingham M.A.
Visual Artist & Curator
Linda Ingham is a visual artist living and working from her coastal studio in Lincolnshire. Ingham’s practice is informed by issues connected to memory, place and the passage of time, taking the form of series of works or installations which include drawing, painting, found objects and film. Often these are participatory or collaborative projects, and are site-specific or referential to subjects arising from study of particular places. Her interest in process and documentation also leads her to explore usage of archival/library/museum methodologies, both for physical, film and online works.
Ingham exhibits internationally with her work touring museums in China 2017 as part of the Priseman Seabrook Collection, Contemporary Masters from Britain exhibition (http://www.priseman-seabrook.org/collections/20th-21st-century-british-works-on-paper/) and has work included in many collections: the University of Arizona Museum of Art, the Maddison Museum of Fine Art and Komechak Art Gallery, Chicago; Jiangsu Arts and Craft Museum, China; The East Contemporary Art Collection, UCS, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Lincoln Usher Gallery, North East Lincolnshire Museum Collection, the Franklin Collection and the British Hear Foundation Collection, UK. As a member of the Contemporary British Painting group curated by Robert Priseman, Ingham’s work may also be found on the online platform (http://www.contemporarybritishpainting.com/wordpress/?page_id=2627)
Having originally studied the European Humanities, Ingham achieved her MA Fine Art at Lincoln University School of Art, Architecture & Design in 2007, and has since been managing her studio practice alongside a successful teaching and curatorial career. She is Artistic Director of the Lincolnshire-based not-for-profit organisation, Arts Meridian (www.artsmeridian.com), and exhibitions officer-curator at Gallery Steel Rooms, North Lincolnshire.
Composer, Musician & Writer
Power’s initial interest was rock music but David Bowie’s ‘Berlin’ albums led him to more experimental music and, in due course, he discovered the music of composers such Boulez and Stockhausen. This prompted a change in direction. He studied composition with Richard Steinitz, Steve Ingham and Roger Marsh.
His Three Chamber Pieces was premiered at the 1987 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and since then his work has been performed widely throughout the UK and, more recently, in Europe and the USA. He has received a number of commissions and his work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as well as on various regional radio stations. His work has also been used as soundtracks for art installations and short films, notably with artist Linda Ingham and film-maker Annabel McCourt. In 2012, his Eight Evening Songs appear on the acclaimed CD Songs Now: British Songs of the 21st Century on the Meridian label. In 2015, he collaborated with the Italian indie rock group Malenky Slovos on the song Matterplay which appears on their first album Mood Swings.
Currently his music is included in the Far and Near exhibition which is touring galleries in Leeds, Grimsby, Sheffield and Barton. Future plans include the appearance of his Eight Miniatures on a CD of British piano miniatures from the last hundred years and the inclusion of his saxophone quartet on a new CD by the Delta Saxophone Quartet.
Textile Artist, Teacher
Nicky's work is the result of a long held fascination with fabrics, their touch, colour and movement. Additionally, influences from her work in community art have broadened her use of materials and ways of working resulting in a very broad range of work from including 3D work usually in the form of sculptures, books, tins, quilts, nests and pods all with intricate surfaces, creating secret areas, conveying a mood whilst featuring small and intense environments that invite the viewer to look closer
Nicky has exhibited extensively and has also enabled many funded community projects providing access to art and inclusive programs for third sector organisations.