2018 Judging Panel

Isabel H Langtry, Sculptor, Art Judge and Principal of Hampstead School of Art (London): Isabel studied at the Faculty of Art and Design at Hull University, Yorkshire, and then at St Martin’s School of Art, London, where her postgraduate studies under Katherine Gili, “probably the most important British sculptor today”, and the great painter Alan Gouk, shaped her sculptural discipline. She likens her time there to working under Pissarro and Julio Gonzalez, in the buzz, creativity and rigour of learning. Her first major exhibition was held at the Whitechapel Education Gallery, Whitechapel High Street, London. She has worked with architects as well as scientists and is acclaimed for her series of recent commissions with Studio E Architects’ new building, Larmenier School in Brook Green, and Chameleon International Headquarters, Ealing. Isabel is a busy Art Judge and the Principal of Hampstead School of Art, London. www.hampstead-school-of-art.org


Dr Michael Pritchard (UK): Chief Executive of The Royal Photographic Society. He is a photographic historian and was a photography specialist at Christie’s, with a PhD in history of photography. Michael has been a selector on a number of international competitions, including the HIPA Awards, Travel Photography of the Year, Spider Awards, Terry O’Neill Award, and several student photography competitions. He lectures internationally and publishes regularly on photography. Michael is a member of the PhotoX judging panel.


Arturo Garcia de las Heras: Born in Spain and now based in London, Arturo is
co-founder of Chrom-Art which is a social enterprise supporting talented undiscovered artists of all disciplines in the local communities. He is also a successful artist and his work is in many private collections worldwide.

 


Oliver Norris: the co-founder of Lemon Art, successfully launched the much loved New Artist Fair in 2011 and the instantly popular Talented Art Fair in 2017, which is fast becoming a favourite with avid art collectors or those looking to begin their art collection.

 

 


Daniel Komala: Co-founder and CEO of Larasati Auctioneers which promotes Asian and Southeast Asian fine arts. He has successfully grown Larasati into an auction house with a global presence in seven countries.
Daniel is also founder and non-executive Chairman of One East Asia, a Singapore-based art management and an appointed representative of the Sudjojono Centre.
Graduated from University College London, his introduction to the arts started in early childhood, as his father was an avid collector of Indonesian modern paintings in his younger days. Daniel himself started collecting in 1993.
Daniel was appointed as one of the appraisers for artworks in the collection of the Palace of the Republic of Indonesia in 2004.


Chiara Williams: Chiara Williams is a curator with 20 years experience working in the art world, she presents the annual SOLO Award™ in Art Projects at the London Art Fair and works with a small number of internationally-based artists to help further their practices, support their ambitious exhibitions and develop meaningful projects around the world. She has curated over 75 exhibitions, pioneered two collateral UK events at the 53rd & 54th Venice Biennales and worked with over 400 artists, curators and writers through exhibitions, exchanges, collaborations, residencies, off-site projects, commissions, publications, talks and workshops. Chiara is also an artist, collector, freelance lecturer, and consultant and currently lives between London and Margate.