Mariana Sarries published Learning Organiser (Lowlands & Uplands) in Staff Team 2021-04-29 22:39:53 +0100
Ben Callaghan (he/they)
Primary Practice: Research, Education and Organising
Ben studied at Edinburgh College of Art, 2009 – 2013 completing a BA HONS Intermedia. They were a Committee Member at Rhubaba Gallery and Studios from 2016-2020. Ben joins the union after working as Operations Coordinator at Collective Gallery. Ben is a member of and activist with the Design and Culture Workers branch of United Voices of the World, an independent union that leverages intersectionality amongst precarious workers to build a broad, multi-ethnic, multi-sector membership.
"Coming from a background in self-organised art projects and more recently grass-roots union organising, I've seen how transformative and essential education is for true collective self-determination and empowerment. I'm really excited to contribute to the SAU Learning Programme and build our memberships' power to make positive change in our sector."
Ben lives in Edinburgh.
Janie Nicoll (She/her)
Primary Practice: Installation, Photography, Collage, Print-making and Assemblage.
Janie is a visual artist with a socially engaged as well as a studio based practice. She graduated with a first class honours degree in Painting from Edinburgh College of Art, and a Masters of Fine Art (MFA) from Glasgow School of Art. Working across a range of media she is interested in making artworks out-with regular gallery spaces and exploring possibilities created through collaboration or interaction with other people. Janie has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Glasgow international 2018 with In Kind Project with artist Ailie Rutherford. (www.inkindproject.info).
Recent residencies include a Creative Lab at CCA; a Rough Mix Creative Lab Residency, at Tramway, Glasgow for Magnetic North Theatre Company; Protest and Propaganda Artists Lab, Metal, Liverpool; and a Counterflows Residency, at CCA, Glasgow. She is currently undertaking a Glasgow Life Artist in Residence (Phase 2), for the Hillhead Ward in collaboration with Woodlands Community Garden. Janie is a former President of SAU (2014 – 2017) and is a Trustee for Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, where she is also a Rep for Freelancers on Engage Council.
Janie lives and works in Glasgow.