MEET THE FOUNDERS


 

 


Chantelle Purcell is a curator and arts industry professional. Championing the work of emerging and newly established artists. Chantelle uses art as a vehicle to transform spaces, tell stories and provide a spotlight for emerging talent, working with over 3,000 artists internationally.

Chantelle has an extensive background in the arts, having studied a BA Hons (International) in Fine Art Practice at University of Creative Arts at Canterbury and a MA in European Arts Practice at Kingston University, Surrey where she met Mark Beattie. To date she has worked for not for profits like Strange Love, a time based media festival and Venice Agendas a critical platform during the Venice biennale, as well as working in the commercial sector with experience of arts and e-commerce. It’s her hope to provide a lasting legacy for the arts to democratise the art world to make it accessible for a wider public.

 

Mark Beattie MRSS is a British award-winning sculptor who has had a remarkable career so far winning the Midlands Open and the Xerxes Sculpture Prize in 2015. In the same year he was elected to the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS). In 2017 Mark was shortlisted for the Open Contemporary Young Artist Award run by the Biscuit Factory gallery in Newcastle, shortlisted for the international Rise Art Prize and long-listed for The Secret Art Prize by Curious Duke Gallery in London.

Mark has a strong academic background in art, having studied a BA Hons (International) in Contemporary Art Practice at Leeds University and more recently an MA in European Arts Practice at Kingston University, Surrey. To date he has exhibited in over 60 exhibitions, either in a group or as a solo artist and has a strong following of collectors worldwide. His work

is in corporate and private collections throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and the USA.