Throughout the Team Effort! year, we had a wise and worldly team of advisors on hand to advise and coach us through the tricky bits. They offered support on practical issues, met with all of the artists to ensure they were getting the most out of the year, provided professional workshops or discussions and offered feedback to the Team Effort! artists about their work.
Ben has been Director of the Stills Gallery, Edinburgh since January 2014. Before that, he was Curator of Contemporary Art at GoMA, where he was responsible for objects in the fine art collection dating from 1960 to the present day, as well as being a project manager for temporary exhibitions of UK and international artist’s work. Exhibitions he has curated include ‘Barbara Kruger’ (2005) and ‘Jim Lambie: Forever Changes’ (2008).
Ben studied History of Art at Anglia University in Cambridge. Whilst in Cambridge he undertook work experience at Kettle’s Yard and the Cambridge Darkroom Gallery. On moving to London he worked for public and commercial galleries such as Chisenhale Gallery and Sadie Coles HQ. Ben relocated to Scotland in 2001 and worked as Gallery Manager at the Modern Institute, Glasgow for 2 years before becoming a curator at GoMA in 2003.
Caroline is Director of Artistic Development at the National Theatre of Scotland, where she is a member of the senior management team. She heads up the Artistic Development department, and leads the strategic generation of the Company’s artistic programme, and initiatives for the development of artists/the artform, to ensure that Scottish theatre remains a robust sector that retains talent.
She was previously General Manager of music theatre company Theatre Cryptic and new writing company Paines Plough, before setting up the Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland with Creative Director Julie Ellen.
The Pictish Trail
Nom-de-plume of Eigg-based singer-songwriter Johnny Lynch, The Pictish Trail’s psych-folk-pop solo output snaps to a diverse creative grid among a plethora of other outlets for his musical creativity. Be it crafting furiously danceable electronica together with London-based multi-instrumentalist Adem in the guise of Silver Columns – whose 2010 album Yes, And Dance was hailed as “A GLORIOUS CURVEBALL OF A RECORD” by Q – or making In Rooms, a 2011 side-project mini-album containing 50 songs each 30 seconds long. Or since the summer of 2013 running his own DIY micro-label and musical collective Lost Map, having for ten years before that helmed the cherished and highly respected Fence Records.