2017 Selection Committee

These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the best of emerging talent.


Liz Gilmore is the founding director of Jerwood Gallery, which opened to the public in Hastings in March 2012. Liz directs the critically acclaimed exhibition programme at the gallery. Previous exhibitions have showcased work by many British artists including Gillian Ayres, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Marcus Harvey, Rachel Howard, Chantal Joffe, Ansel Krut, Keith Tyson and Rose Wylie, Previously Liz was Head of Visual Arts for Arts Council England, SE, where she played a key role in nurturing the development of a network of coastal galleries. An art historian and gallery specialist by training, Liz is also an experienced educationalist, university lecturer and cultural consultant, notably working with artists to establish and lead an acclaimed informal learning programme at the National Gallery, London.


Alison Bevan (née Lloyd) is Director of the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in Bristol – England’s only regional Royal Academy of Art, housed in a spectacular purpose-built Grade II* listed Gallery. She joined the RWA in September 2013 and is passionate about putting this “jewel in the crown of England’s exhibiting venues” at the heart of the region’s cultural life.

After graduating in Art History from Nottingham University in 1986, she spent a 14-year career in public galleries in Wales, latterly at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, where she was Exhibitions Officer. From 1999 to 2013, she was Director of Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, which specialises in exhibiting the work of the Newlyn, Lamorna and St Ives colonies (1880-1940), a subject on which has become regarded as an expert and has lectured in the UK, USA and France.