About Us
Drift 08 : About Us
DRIFT 08 - About Us
About Us

ILLUMINATE PRODUCTIONS, a not-for-profit organisation, presents contemporary artwork in unusual, yet accessible environments. This is done by opening buildings and identifying areas of geographical/historical importance, including public outdoor spaces.


Illuminate challenges established and emerging artists to work in ground-breaking contexts, so their work can be brought to both local and international audiences.


Previous Shows DRIFT 08


EXIT 2007

CORE 2006

FLUX 2005






Caroline Jones

Co-founder, curator and creative director. A graduate of Chelsea Art College (1997) with a Master of Fine Art (Painting), Caroline has extensive experience in creative thinking, artist development, lecturing, workshop leading, and art advisory roles.


Tessa McArthur

Co-founder and operations director. Since graduating in media technology, Tessa has worked in project development roles with many television companies and as a project manager on large-scale national and international public events.


Una Devine

Media Advisor. Una is an award-winning journalist and presenter who has worked across radio, television, newspapers, magazines and new media in London, Los Angeles and Dublin.


Nigel Kershaw

Nigel is Chief Executive of Big Issue Invest and Chairman of The Big Issue magazine. He is founder of many award-winning social businesses and advisor to several others. He has been honored in 2008 as 'Good Director for Enterprise' by Director Magazine and in 2010 was awarded an OBE for his work in Social Enterprise.


Lord & Lady Burlington

William Burlington is a photographer. He recently founded Lismore Castle Arts - a contemporary art space in southern Ireland. Laura Burlington is a contributing fashion editor for Harpers Bazaar magazine and a creative consultant.


Edward Lucie-Smith

Internationally acclaimed author, art critic and historian who has published more than 60 art books - mostly on contemporary work. Edward is regarded as the most prolific and published writer on art. His books are now used as standard texts across the world.


Henry Meyric-Hughes

Independent curator, consultant, writer on art and president of the International Association of Art Critics since 2002. His numerous international posts have included: Director of the Hayward Gallery, President of the International Foundation Manifesta and Director of visiting artists for the British Council.


David Cotterrell

David Cotterrell is an installation artist who has exhibited worldwide in gallery spaces, museums and in the public realm. He is a CABE appointed lead artist consultant to Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and is a consultant on cultural and public policy for urban regeneration in the UK.


Mariele Neudecker

Mariele is an internationally recognized artist who has exhibited extensively internationally, including solo shows at the Tate Britain and Tate St. Ives. She has won many awards and her work is included in many public and private collections, such as the Saatchi, the Arts Council and the Philip Morris.


Theresa Roberts

Theresa Roberts is Co-Chair of the Development Council of the International Slavery Museum - part of National Museums Liverpool - and is one of the foremost collectors of Jamaican Art in the UK.


Fiona Banner

Turner Prize shortlisted Fiona is one of the UK's most highly regarded artists. Her work is represented in many major collections worldwide, including MOMA New York and The Tate Gallery London, Fiona also runs the Vanity Press.


Jason Colchin-Carter

Jason is a venture capitalist investing in the diverse industries of Media, The Arts, Energy Technology, Green and Ethical Companies, and Property. He holds an MBA from Cass and mentors Young Entrepreneurs Artists and is a consultant on the creation of Charitable Foundations. Jason maintains strong ties in Art Charity fundraising within the UK and abroad.



Martha Mehta

As a literary consultant Martha Mehta has edited and produced award winning initiatives for TANK Magazine and co-ordinated a literary programme for a London based hotel group. She was involved with establishing a patronage scheme for the ICA and continues to administer a family owned old master practice which both creates private collections and sells works of art to museums around the world.