2018 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.


Rebecca Wilson is Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. She was formerly a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was instrumental in the launch of the gallery’s online presence.

In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists in the UK.

Prior to joining the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca worked for 14 years in book and art magazine publishing: she was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters. She has over 10 years of experience working with emerging artists.



Eileen Cooper is a respected artist known for her strong and passionate commitment to figuration.  Studying first at Goldsmiths College (1971-74) and then at the Royal College of Art (1974-77) she went on to teach at a wide range of art schools including St Martin’s, the Royal College of Art, City & Guilds in London and latterly at the Royal Academy of Arts.  In 2000 she was elected a Royal Academician. From 2010-17 Cooper served as Keeper of the Royal Academy, one of only 4 officers selected from the 80 Royal Academicians, and with primary responsibility for the Royal Academy Schools, thereby becoming the first woman to be elected to this role since the RA began in 1768.

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George Vasey is a curator and writer. His writing has appeared in Art Review, Apollo, Art Monthly, Frieze and Mousse magazine. He is currently a Curatorial Fellow at Newcastle University and working on upcoming projects for BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead. In 2017, he curated the Turner Prize at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull and has previously curated exhibitions for a range of public, artist-led and commercial galleries across the country.



Sarah Martin is Head of Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary in Margate. Over the 10 years she's been with Turner Contemporary, Sarah has worked on projects, exhibitions and commissions with renowned artists, including Daniel Buren, Hamish Fulton, Alex Katz and Laura Ford. Sarah has also worked for Camden Arts Centre and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.