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Founding Team

The AWP consolidates over 20 years of excellent practice-led research into the production, distribution and critical reception of artists' publications and writings.

Simon Lewandowski is an artist and curator. Spoken and written language are of prime importance to all of his work. He is Co-editor of The Wild Pansy Press for which he has produced a number of publications and projects including the Portable Reading Room. More recent projects have centred on the spoken word in a long-running series based on training in Hypnosis.

Professor Chris Taylor is co-Director of PAGES, collaborating with The Tetley on an annual series of curated projects that instigate research about, and wide-ranging opportunities for, the development of awareness about the book as a primary medium in artistic practice. He is Co-editor of the Wild Pansy Press, designing and producing publications including the recent editions Meeting of the Waters  and A Walk Past Standing Heads by Déirdre Kelly. His review of the exhibition and catalogue,  Marcantonio Raimondi, Raphael and the image multiplied by Edward H. Wouk and David Morris, will appear in CAA Reviews in Spring 2017.

Nick Thurston is a writer and editor who makes artworks. His most recent book, Post-Digital Cultures of the Far Right: Online Activism and Offline Consequences, co-edited with Maik Fielitz, was published in winter 2018 by Transcript (Bielefeld). From 2006-18 he was co-editor of the acclaimed publishing imprint Information As Material and since 2012 he has taught at the University of Leeds. In 2011 he was Writer-in-Residence at Whitechapel Gallery (London), in 2014 he was Artist-in-Residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin) and in 2016 he was Visiting Research Fellow in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).