Selection Panels

MiAL Selection Panels


To form our portfolio of work, Made in Arts London ask students from University of the Arts London to submit their art and design for a chance to become a MiAL Artist. 

These submissions are put forward to our annual collections. For each collection we invite a panel of external industry experts to look through all of the submissions and curate a selection of art and design for the latest MiAL collection. 

The panel look at every submission and provide feedback to everyone who submitted work. Therefore our panel is a great way for University of the Arts London students to get constructive feedback on their work from relevant professionals. 

If you'd like to submit work to Made in Arts London and receive feedback from our industry professional, take a look at our Sell you work with MiAL page.

Previous selection panel members have included:


Made in Arts London Collection 2021 coming soon!


Made in Arts London 2021 Collection panelist Rosemary Cronin portrait

Rosemary Cronin

Rosemary Cronin is an artist, curator and project manager, with a particular interest in socially engaged practice.

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Made in Arts London 2021 Collection panelist Harry Triggs portrait

Harry Triggs

After a career spanning over 15 years in architectural lighting and product design, Harry Triggs set up TM Lighting in 2012 with co-founder, Andrew Molyneux.

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Made in Arts London 2021 Collection panelist Eleanor Watson portrait

Eleanor Watson

Eleanor is a Curator at the Design Museum, London. She is currently developing an exhibition titled ‘Material Tales’ which aims to foster greater material literacy in an era of rapid climate change.

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Made in Arts London 2021 Collection panelist Eleanor West portrait

Eleanor West

Eleanor Louise West (She/They) is a Queer, Disabled interdisciplinary artist who’s practice explores queer experience via a variety of mediums. Mainly focusing on textiles, their practice is informed by activist history and domestic spaces.

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  MiAL Collection 2019


Made in Arts London 2019 Collection panel Karen David portrait

Karen David

Karen David is a London-based artist, curator and lecturer, who is currently undertaking a PhD in Fine Art at University of Worcester with a practice which focuses on mythmaking, fictional narrative, communes and para-anthropology.

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Made in Arts London 2018 Collection panel Louisa Pacifico portrait

Louisa Pacifico

Louisa runs her own business – Future Icons, a membership-based consultancy that enables selected craft and design-led businesses a sustainable future through coaching, networking, and identifying their market place.

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Made in Arts London 2017 Collection panel Hannah Payne portrait

Hannah Payne

Hannah Payne (ACIM) is the Director of Marketing at TM Lighting – leading art lighting specialists whose clients include internationally renowned artists, collections, galleries, museums, and creative institutions.

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MiAL Collection 2018


Made in Arts London 2017 Collection panel Alex J Wood MiAL Alumni portrait

Alex J Wood

Having graduated from Chelsea in 2013, Alex is our first previous MiAL Artist to be invited back to sit on the Selection Panel! Alex was part of the MiAL Alumni mentoring scheme moving on from Made in Arts London and has won multiple awards, both nationally and internationally, for his sculpture.

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Made in Arts London 2017 Collection panel Laura Southall portrait

Laura Southall

Laura is an old friend of Arts SU, having previously held the position of Events and Exhibitions coordinator, working closely with students to manage Xhibit and playing a key role in the set up and launch of MiAL!
Laura is now Head of Learning at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, where she works during the week, travelling back to London at the weekends to mentor with charity Arts Emergency and maintain her role as a trustee for The Heritage Crafts Association

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  MiAL Collection 2017


Made in Arts London 2017 Collection panel Barbara Chandler portrait

Barbara Chandler

Barbara is an award winning design journalist with over 30 years experience writing for leading magazines and newspapers, while also maintaining her own creative practice as a photograper!

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Made in Arts London 2017 Collection panel Hannah Pierce portrait

Hannah Pierce

Hannah Pierce is the National Trust’s Contemporary Arts Programme Manager for the North, currently delivering the Trust New Art programme at 10 National Trust places in the region. Previous to this she held commissioning and programme roles at Jerwood Visual Arts, London, Ceri Hand Gallery, London and Liverpool Biennial as well as undertaking independent research and curatorial work.

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Made in Arts London 2017 Collection panel Philip Howe portrait

Philip Howe

Coming from a Fine Art background and having graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2013 with an MA Art & Politics, Philip now holds the post of Project Manager for a/political, an organisation dedicated to initiating, producing and touring dynamic collaborations with socially and politically engaged artists.

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Made in Arts London 2017 Collection panel Michael Richards portrait

Michael Richards

Michael is a freelance consultant focusing on advising museums, galleries and public art centres develop their retail offers in today's challenging market. He has previously worked with The Barbican, The Imperial War Museum and most recently the newly renovated Garden Museum. He is also a practicing artist, having had his works be selected for The Discerning Eye in The Mall Galleries.

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  MiAL Autumn/Winter 2016


Made in Arts London AW16 panel Aisha Richards portrait

Aisha Richards

Aisha Richards is a Lecturer on the MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries course at Central Saint Martins, a creative practitioner and the founder of Shades of Noir. She is an academic, with research interests that include 'Pedagogies for social diversity and difference in Art & Design', and the role diversity plays in enhancing the possibilities for innovation within a creative context both in higher education and industry.

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Made in Arts London AW16 panel Amy Stephens portrait

Amy Stephens

Amy received an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK (2008). In 2016, Amy was awarded funding from the Arts Council England and the British Council to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina and produce a solo exhibition. Amy is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and the Contemporary Art Society in London. She has artwork in public and private collections internationally and is based at Studio Voltaire in London.

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MiAL Spring/Summer 2016




Made in Arts London SS16 panel Steve Macleod portrait

Steve MacLeod

Professor Steve Macleod is a Director at one of Europe’s leading imaging companies, Metro Imaging, with a reputation for collaborating with many of the worlds most recognisable and influential artists. An award winning Creative Director based in London, Steve have been at the forefront of photographic imaging for over twenty years.

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Made in Arts London SS16 panel Lydia Cowperthwait portrait

Lydia Cowpertwait

Lydia Cowpertwait is the Director of Dais Contemporary, a leading contemporary art consultancy practice based in London. Their focus is on integrating contemporary art into everyday environments. Lydia’s background is as a contemporary art curator and gallery manager. She previously ran Hoxton Art Gallery, a gallery based in Shoreditch that fostered leading emerging artists in Britain. Prior to this she worked at the Whitechapel Gallery.

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Made in Arts London SS16 panel Margurite Metz portraitS

Marguerite Metz

Marguerite graduated in Textile Design BA Hons at Central Saint Martins, UAL in 2007. After graduating, Marguerite focused on her true love; vintage fashion and interiors. She successfully traded vintage ladies fashion for several years as well as managed several vintage London based events. Today, Marguerite is the senior exhibitions and events co-ordinator at Craft Central, a charity that supports craftspeople and designer-makers at all stages of their career.

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MiAL Autumn/Winter 2015       




Made in Arts London AW15 panel Becc Pelly-Fry portrait

       Becca Pelly-Fry

Director and Curator at Griffin Gallery and Global Manager at The Fine Art Collective, Becca initially graduated from Northumbria University in 2002 having studied her BA in Fine Art Sculpture.

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Made in Arts London AW15 panel Max Fraser portrait


Max Fraser


Max Fraser is a design commentator and author of several books about contemporary design. He is also the owner of independent publishing company Spotlight Press – titles include LONDON DESIGN GUIDE (published 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2015), and DEZEEN BOOK OF IDEAS(published 2011).

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Made in Arts London AW15 panel Nick Hornby portrait

Nick Hornby

British artist Nick Hornby, born in 1980, has received degrees from the Slade School of Art at the University College London and UAL’s Chelsea College of Arts. He has exhibited at Tate Britain, Southbank Centre, and The Fitzwilliam Museum in the UK; and Eyebeam and The Museum of Arts and Design in New York. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Frieze and Artforum among others.

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MiAL Spring/Summer 2015




Made in Arts London SS15 panel Dominic Wilcox portrait

Dominic Wilcox


Dominic Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative and thought provoking objects. Recent projects include the design of a pair of shoes with inbuilt GPS to guide the wearer home and a stained glass driverless car of the future. He has also recently published his book ‘Variations on Normal’.

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Natalie Brett Portrait

Natalie Brett


Natalie is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of London College of Communication since January 2013. She was previously Dean of Camberwell College of Arts and has taught at Chelsea College of Art and has over 20 years’ experience within the Higher Education sector at both a national and international level. 

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Kathleen Soriano Portrait

Kathleen Soriano


Kathleen Soriano began her career at the Royal Academy of Arts 30 years ago. In 1989 she joined the National Portrait Gallery as Head of Exhibitions & Collections. In 2004 she became one of the first cohort of Clore Leadership Fellows (identified as future leaders of the cultural sector). January 2009 saw her appointed to Director of Exhibitions, at the Royal Academy.

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MiAL Summer 2014


Alice Mayor Portrait

Alice Mayor

Alice is the founder of We Built This City, a new retail destination on a mission to revolutionise London souvenirs with a curated collection of goods and artwork - all from UK artists and designers. With pop-up stores on Carnaby Street for Christmas, where WBTC showcased over 600 London-designed products and artworks and welcomed over 200,000 customers through the door over an 8 week period, and summer – WBTC is a revolution in souvenirs from creatives. 

Dallas Seitz Portrait

Dallas Seitz


Dallas Seitz is a Canadian artist who lives and works in London. Seitz unapologetically utilises the poetry of objects to combine his interest in collecting, museology, colonisation, personal history and the complexities of representation. The often absurd works expose an awareness of the thinking process while recalling museum collections and relationships between display and meaning.

Zara Taylor Portrait

Zara Taylor


Zara graduated in Fashion Promotion and Marketing BA Hons at LCF UAL 2011. Since graduating, Zara has worked in Marketing and Visual Merchandising for a number of international brands. Currently a Brand Sourcing and Merchandising manager for a well known fashion business, she is responsible for sourcing the next-big-thing in design, fashion and the arts and has a deep knowledge of retail executions due to being involved in the retail industries for nearly a decade. A lover of all things design related and has a keen eye for youth-led fashion trends and styling.

MiAL Spring 2014


Anna Castleton Simmons Portrait

Anna Castleton Simmons


Anna Castleton Simmons works as a freelance Arts PR Consultant as well as working at University of the Arts London as a Communications Manager. She is responsible for developing, implementing and managing integrated communications programmes for the arts university. She is also responsible for media relations for the Arts Gallery, branding, marketing and advertising, e-communications and external partnerships.

Rheanna Lingham Portrait

Rheanna Lingham


Rheanna Lingham is a jewellery designer who studied at Middlesex University. However jewellery is just one route her work follows, other paths allow her to teach, write and photograph. With Polly George and Kaoru Parry, Rheanna makes up the trio of designers that own and run the East London store, Luna & Curious. Together the three of them have created a shop that highlights what they consider the core principles of making; honouring great craftsmanship, insightful design and endeavouring to support British manufacture.

Tyler Woolcott Portrait

Tyler Woolcott


Tyler is an American curator and writer living in London. He is interested in artist research, with an eye on growing the careers of young artists internationally. He founded ROWING, an arts organisation dedicated to producing and presenting artists’ work. In addition, as part of artist Andy Holden’s exhibition Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, in May 2011, Tyler was in conversation with the artist — whose practice he examined in my MA dissertation — during the show and contributed an essay to the exhibition publication.

MiAL Autumn 2013


Angus Montgomery Portrait

Angus Montgomery


As the editor of Design Week, Angus is at the forefront of all that is current in the design world. The website is a leader in expert analysis of trends, showcasing the latest breakthroughs and commentary on design news.  He also plays an integral role in the Design Week annual awards so he is no stranger to highlighting creative innovation and talent.

Tom Jeffreys Portrait

Tom Jeffreys


Tom is a freelance writer, editor and curator. He writes primarily about contemporary art, and is particularly interested in work that crosses over into the sciences or explores our relationship with the environment. Tom has had work published in a whole range of titles, both in print and online, including: The Independent, Monocle, The Daily Telegraph, Apollo, New Scientist, Vice, World of Interiors and The Evening Standard. In November 2013 he launched his own online magazine, The Learned Pig, which has four main areas of interest: art, thinking, nature, and writing.  

Katy Wheeler Portrait

Katy Wheeler


Katy currently works as Head Art Buyer for We Built This City.Previously Art Director at The Art Group, Katy has one of the best curatorial eyes in the industry and is responsible for the exceptional collection of London-inspired artworks available at WBTC. Dedicated to helping artists thrive in the city, Katy also brings together the WBTC programme of exclusive Meet The Artist evenings and Live Artist sessions in store.