Cabinet of Artists

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This dynamic and creative group – three visual artists, two writers, and one musician – are working on individual Strand inspired projects, and will be giving presentations at Strand Lives Day on 8th May this year.

Jane Wildgoose (Keyholder)

Jane Wildgoose is an artist, writer, and Keeper of her own collection, The Wildgoose Library. She teaches on the MA Museums & Galleries course at Kingston University, where her practice-based PhD research focuses on the collection and interpretation of human skulls and hair in late Victorian London.

Julie McKee

Julie McKee is a vocalist and songwriter who uses a visual eye to draw characters and stories in song. A classically trained pianist with a Masters in voice from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she has performed across the UK and in the US with some of the country’s finest musicians.

Luce Choules

Luce Choules is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the fields of mapping, photography, painting and sculpture. She works outdoors using a methodology of walking, cycle-touring, climbing, cross-country skiing and wild swimming. She is a member of the British Cartographic Society and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Lucy Steggals

Lucy Steggals is a visual artist concerned with the construction of new and/or personal narratives. She is interested in exploring site/situation specific work and in developing projects working directly with people. Her sources range from found objects or images, the everyday and the playful. Whether drawn from popular culture, souvenirs, everyday ephemera, history, mythology or the environment.

Matilda Leyser

Matilda Leyser as a writer: she began thinking she would write non-fiction but found to her surprise that she couldn’t write a true word, or rather that her truths came out in the form of huge lies. She writes fantastical fictions, describing strange worlds, mythical figures, crazy happenings.

Ruth O’Callaghan

Ruth O’Callaghan holds the prestigious Hawthornden Fellowship, is a mentor, reviewer, interviewer, tutors courses both in the U.K. and abroad, is an adjudicator of international poetry competitions and a judge of Art by Offenders for the Koestler Trust.

For more details about the different artists and their projects relating to Strandlines, see

Cabinet of Artist projects for 2011-12 have been generously funded by LCACE