Betsy Bradley (b.1992, Bath) lives and works in Rugby, UK. She studied BA Painting at Brighton University, including a 4 month residency in Nagoya, Japan, followed by MA Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University and the Turps Correspondence Course. Bradley had her first institutional solo exhibition this year at Ikon gallery in Birmingham.
She has exhibited across the UK and in Japan, including: Coventry Biennial 2019 with New Art West Midlands, Coventry; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; The Artist Project Space, Bristol; QUAD, Derby and Grand Union, Birmingham.
Colin Watson lives and works in Belfast. He has held seven solo exhibitions in London, at the Pym’s Gallery, John Martin Gallery and at Simon Dickinson Fine Art, as well as in Dublin, Northern Ireland and Morocco. In October 2008, Colin was invited by HRH The Prince of Wales to accompany him on the Royal Tour of Japan, Brunei and Indonesia, as his official Tour Artist.
Colin Watson has exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy, winning awards at the latter two. He was also awarded the Ireland Fund of Great Britain Annual Arts Award in 1999. His work has been included in the BP Portrait Prize Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibitions and at the Discerning Eye at the Mall Galleries in London.
Colin Watson’s work is held in collections worldwide, including the Royal Collection and those of HRH Prince of Wales, HRH Duchess of Cornwall and Mohamed VI King of Morocco. He is also represented in a number of public collections, including the Ulster Museum, the Arts Council for Northern Ireland, the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland, Limerick and the Royal Geographical Society, London with a portrait of Sir Wilfred Thesiger, the British explorer and travel writer.
Sven Sandberg received his MFA from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2016. He has exhibited primarily in Ireland and the United States, including at the 2016 RDS Visual Art Awards, where he was joint recipient of the R.C. Lewis-Crosby Award. He received one of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Artists Awards in 2018 and was included in the 2019 edition of the Futures series of exhibitions at the RHA in Dublin.
In 2021 Sven took part in the Sixth Biennial of Painting focusing on Ireland at the Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU) in Zagreb. His paintings are in public and private collections in Ireland, the UK, and the United States, including the Arts Council of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin. He currently lives and works in London.