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#savingronsplace Your help will make a difference Your amazing support has helped us get this far but there’s so much more we can do together We now need to consolidate our plans to save Ron’s Place to celebrate the creativity within us all, and as a springboard to generate new work by amateur and professional  artists, writers, performers…

The Caravan Gallery

The Caravan Gallery

The Caravan Gallery is a collaboration between artists and photographers Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, who use photography to document what they call the ‘reality and surreality’ of everyday life. Founded in the year 2000, The Caravan Gallery is a mobile exhibition space and itinerant social club on wheels housed in a 1969 mustard coloured…

Martin Wallace

Martin Wallace

Martin began directing music videos for bands such as Pulp, Tindersticks, Aphex Twin and Biffy Clyro. As a director of factual television, he is an International Emmy and Royal Television Society North West award winner and BAFTA nominee. His feature debut as a writer-director, Small Creatures, was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best…

Colin Simpson

Colin Simpson

Principal Museums Officer, Wirral Museums ServiceColin first came to Birkenhead as Keeper of Decorative Arts at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum in 1980 and is now Wirral’s Principal Museums Officer, a post he has held for nearly 20 years.  He has extended the Williamson’s permanent collection and produced an active exhibition programme, mostly art…

Angela Samata

Angela Samata

BAFTA nominee Angela Samata presented the award-winning BBC1 documentary Life After Suicide. She has worked in Suicide Prevention and the Arts for almost two decades, speaking internationally on both subjects. Angela sits on Tate Liverpool’s Advisory Board, lead the John Moores Painting Prize until 2015, is a Trustee of Hospital Rooms and an invited member of…

Annie Lord

Annie Lord

I have over thirty years’ experience of working in museums. I started out as a Textile Conservator at the V&A, later moving to the National Museums Liverpool (NML). From 2004 I worked as Head of Museum Exhibitions developing and delivering temporary and touring exhibitions across NML’s museum sites. I led on a wide range of…

Professor Iain Jackson

Professor Iain Jackson

Iain Jackson is a professor of architecture and research director at the Liverpool School of Architecture. He practised architecture in Liverpool and Manchester before undertaking a PhD on  Nek Chand’s Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India. Iain’s survey drawings of Nek Chand’s garden are now held in the permanent collection of the John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Wisconsin,…