An Endless Supply is a design studio in Birmingham, UK, established in 2011 by Harry Blackett and Robin Kirkham. They work with artists and organisations making websites, printed matter and identities.
An Endless Supply work with us on a freelance basis on all things web related.
Ania Bas is an artist, writer and organiser who works across text, performance, publishing and social engagement. Her work has been commissioned by the Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Art on the Underground, Whitstable Biennale/Cement Fields and Coventry Biennial. Ania is a co-founder of The Walking Reading Group. She is an Open School East alumna (2013- 2014) and Faber Academy alumna (2018).
Polly lives and studies in Birmingham. After recently graduating she is now continuing to develop her own practice, which investigates transforming items of the everyday, and soon begins postgraduate studies in Arts and Educational Practices. She believes that creativity should be accessible to all members of society, be openly engaging, caring and connected; and hopes to continue building a way of working that grows around these values.
Polly works on Saturdays and is paid the Real Living Wage.
Ruth is an artist who makes things. Sometimes those things are artworks for exhibitions or public artworks and sometimes they are resources like the Birmingham Art Map, programmes like Workshop Birmingham, infrastructure like STEAMhouse or multiverses like Eastside Projects.
She works with Gavin Wade to make things happen, imagine and run the organisation, find the money, curate and produce projects and exhibitions and develop strategic plans. She leads on the development of artists support programmes including EOP, The Syllabus and STEAMhouse.
She is a Company Director and one of Eastside Projects’ founders.
She works four days a week and her salary is £28,013 (£35,016 pro rata)
Rosen Eveleigh is a designer, writer and researcher working independently or with artists, archives, editors, cultural institutions and publishers to produce graphic identities, typefaces, websites, texts, talks, books and other works. They are interested in the historic and methodological relationship between graphic design and queer culture.
They have worked with Eastside Projects on a freelance basis since 2018.
Matt is from a fine art background and began his career working with gallery technical teams. He established Plane Structure in 2011 to fulfil a need for skilled art fabricators in Birmingham. Since then the company and its workshop has grown to deliver specialist carpentry and joinery as well as gallery installation.
Matt regularly works with us on a freelance basis to realise exhibitions and projects.
Amelia is an artist, counsellor-in-training, mother, podcaster, activist and the Artist Caretaker (formerly EOP and Public Programmer) at Eastside Projects. Her work often begins as conversations and materialises as performance, installation, clothing and publications. She is currently exploring connections between art practice and counselling strategies by making new spaces for conversations that aren’t afraid, and are happily political.
Amelia regularly performs and exhibits across the UK and Norway (where she studied her MA at Kunstakademiet in Oslo). Notably, she has exhibited at National Gallery, Prague; Intercultural Museum, Oslo; Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki; Luda Gallery, St Petersburg; and performed in numerous international festivals such as SPILL Festival, The Festival of Northern Norway, Stockholm Fringe Festival.
She hosts the podcast OTHERWISE SILENT giving a voice to issues and people that are often unheard. In 2020 she began training to be a counsellor. She works three days a week and her salary is £15,000 p/a (£25,000 pro-rata).
Yas is a multi-disciplinary artist and arts facilitator, interested in contemporary art that highlights queerness, religion, biomaterial and folklore.
They work four days a week and their salary is paid at Real Living Wage currently £9.50p/h (£14,820 per annum)
Rose has been helping us keep Eastside Projects clean and tidy since 2020. She is paid the Real Living Wage and contracted through DST Cleaning Services.
Candice is a writer, poet, artist, and curator, based between Birmingham and Berlin.
Her work has been exhibited at The Volksbühne (Berlin), Birmingham Hippodrome (Birmingham), BOZAR (Brussels), Kunstverein (Hamburg), Soho House (Berlin), Hebbel Am Ufer Theatre (Berlin), and Galerie Wedding (Berlin).
Candice is the founder and curator of the event series ALL FRUITS RIPE, co-founder of the arts collective Poet & Prophetess, and co-producer of The R.A.P Party Berlin.
She works four days a week and her salary is paid at Real Living Wage currently £9.50p/h (£14,820 per annum).
Suzi is a freelance art technician and maker based in Birmingham who studied sculpture at the Slade School of Art. She is a maker of functional ceramics and a member of Modern Clay co-op; a co-working and public project space run by its artist members.
Neisa is an independent ICB bookkeeper with over 20 years’ experience, providing a range of accounting services for Freelancers, startups, small to medium businesses and Not for profit Organisations. Neisa and her colleagues work with us two days a month, on a freelance basis.
She has been keeping our finances in order since 2012.
Zoë is a curator and creative practitioner currently working between Birmingham and Leeds. In her role as Offsite Curator at Eastside Projects she develops and curates EP’s projects and programmes beyond the gallery such as Susan Philipsz’ Station Clock in Birmingham, the Park Life series of useful public artworks in Banbury and the Link & Shift artists residency and walks programme currently in Chelmsley Wood.
She previously worked as Curator at Project Space Leeds and The Tetley from 2007-17, commissioning and producing large-scale commissions, exhibitions and events with artists including Simeon Barclay, Joseph Buckley, Jessie Flood-Paddock, Dora Garcia, Lubaina Himid and Rehana Zaman.
In her independent practice she initiated and ran theartmarket + Kunstfreund Gallery in Leeds from 2006-12 and has been a co-director of practitioner-led collective Mexico since co-founding it in 2011. She is a director of Corridor 8 art writing platform and an advisory board member of the East Leeds Project.
She works four days a week and her salary is £25,000 p/a (£31,250 pro rata).
Kathy is a Film/Image maker and studied visual anthropology at Goldsmiths University. She is interested in, and committed to, collaboration as a tool of resistance and repair.
She is currently working on a documentary with a group of young people exploring the current education inspection framework, to redesign it anew.
She works four days a week and her salary is paid at Real Living Wage, currently £9.50p/h (£14,820 per annum).
Gavin is an artist-curator, Director of Eastside Projects, and Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham City University. His (co)curated exhibitions include ‘Sonia Boyce: In the Castle of My Skin’ (2020), ‘This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things X’ (2018), and ‘Display Show’ (2015–16), Temple Bar Gallery/Eastside Projects/Stroom den Haag.
Gavin makes/has made art on twitter, in public squares, shopping malls, naval frigates, cathedrals, Commons, Parks, The London Underground, Dudley Zoo, and the future Smithfield Market in the centre of Birmingham (2025). His books include ‘Upcycle This Book’ (2017) and ‘Has Man A Function In Universe’ (2008), both published by Book Works. He is a Company Director and one of Eastside Projects’ founders.
He works full time and his salary is £41,528 p/a.
Bob Ghosh is an Architect, urban regeneration specialist, property and land adviser. He is the Founder and Director at K4 Architects.
Prior to starting his own practice, he spent 7 years as a Director of Glenn Howells Architects, working on various prestigious commissions. Since then, he has completed numerous major projects in Birmingham, Manchester, London and West Yorkshire.
He joined the Advisory Board in 2017 and has been Chair since 2018.
Tom Bloor is a Company Director and one of Eastside Projects’ founders. As an artist he shares a collaborative practice with his twin brother Simon.
Their works and projects stem from a shared experience of growing up in a post-industrial city and its legacy of post-war regeneration.
He joined the advisory board in 2007.
Vanley Burke is a British Jamaican photographer and artist, who has been described as “the Godfather of Black British Photography”. His body of work represents possibly the largest photographic record of the Caribbean Diaspora in Britain.
From local community organisations to the Victoria & Albert Museum and Whitechapel Gallery, Vanley has exhibited widely in the United Kingdom, and as far afield as New York, South Africa and China. He lives and works in Birmingham.
He joined the Advisory Board in 2020.
Roo Kaur Dhissou is a British, Indian, (British Asian, Punjabi, and all things in between and beyond) multidisciplinary artist based in Birmingham. Her practice explores the relationships and connections we have with one another and the land, through notions such as culture, belonging and identity.
She is due to begin her PhD in interdisciplinary Arts and Cultural Studies in 2021, exploring the representation of South Asian women from the Diaspora in 21st Century Britain. She is an EOP member.
She joined the Advisory Board in 2021.
Anita Lawlor is a communications expert with over ten years’ experience working in galleries and arts organisations, on a range of curatorial projects, campaigns, events programmes and publications.
She currently works as Communications Manager at DACS.
She joined the Advisory Board in 2021.
Katherine is a Black Country-born solicitor by background, now working as a senior caseworker for a local MP.
She is an advocate for social justice, LGBTQIA rights and community engagement. Most recently she worked to secure vital protections for all survivors of domestic violence in the recently passed Domestic Abuse Bill and in the coordination of Birmingham’s emergency Covid-19 response.
She joined the board in 2021.
Paul McKeown is a Director at BDO Accountants where he is Head of Valuations in the Midlands and the North with 30 years of experience. He is a keen art collector and joined the Advisory Board after discovering Eastside Projects and the work of EOP members at a Contemporary Arts Society event in London.
He joined the Advisory Board in 2012 and provides financial expertise and diligence.
Andrea Phillips is a writer and organiser in contemporary art. She is Director of the BXNU Institute which develops research, events and exhibitions as part of Northumbria University’s partnership with the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
She joined the Advisory Board in 2017.
Jazz Swali is an image-maker and curator. He currently holds the position of Assistant Curator and Diversity Inclusion Coordinator at Backlit Gallery, Nottingham. Both his creative and curatorial practice are socio-politically engaged, focusing on and championing social justice within the arts.
His ongoing passion project—Are You Even Listening?—is a podcast series led by university students. The project platforms marginalised perspectives and individual experiences on issues spanning the socio-political spectrum.
He joined the Advisory Board in 2021.
Nathan Tromans is Associate Professor and Head of Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts at Birmingham City University. He has worked in the School of Visual Communication for over 20 years, as a visiting tutor, lecturer, Course Director and Deputy Head and was appointed to the role of Head of School in 2015.
He is a Photographer with a keen interest in contemporary art and music.
He joined the Advisory Board in 2020.
Marcus is an artist, educator and father of one.
He is interested in how art institutions can invite communities into their spaces through the use of education programs and environmental adaptations. He has worked in both Primary and Secondary schools in teaching and non-teaching roles, working with children with a variety of complex needs as well as developing relationships with families in areas where bonds between home and school have traditionally been difficult.
Currently, his art practice is painterly and text-based and tackles personal anecdotes relating to historic trauma. He has been involved with several Artist-Run spaces and recently set up The New Happiness at The Lombard Method here in Birmingham.
Gugan is an Art and Design Student at Birmingham School of Art whose work focuses on the importance of communication, feminism and inclusion.
She is particularly interested in how conversations around different audiences, communities and perspectives can create positive change. As a young British Indian her experience of the art world is often of a place that she feels she has to fight to be part of. Fortunately, she has found the space to create freely and so wants to translate this into the wider world and other art spaces to create the same opportunity for others.
Jane is a participatory artist who works with visual arts and textiles. She is an activist, community organiser and founder of Birmingham Artivistas – a collective of artists who use art for protest and change. She is a mental health professional and is an advocate for, and supporter of, asylum seekers and refugees in our city.
She is particularly interested in participatory arts in a contemporary context and wants to explore what Eastside Projects can do to enable local communities, who are often transient, to feel the gallery is a space for them to enjoy.
Danni is a feminist clown, maker and messer-upper of things, installation artist, performer, woman and mother.
She makes art that provokes and challenges what it means to be a woman surviving the patriarchy and makes beautiful and ridiculous things out of stuff like tampons. She takes herself very seriously.
Her work is provocative and confusing and maybe offensive. Her works are absorbing, acclaimed, accomplished, adroit, aesthetic, astonishing and award-winning. And that’s just the A’s. She is reclaiming her body through her art. If anyone knows what is going on, please message her and let her know.
Bijan Moosavi is an Iranian multi-media artist based in London. He describes himself as a Muslim entrepreneur and an Islamic futurist.He makes films, music, performances and installations which look at the implications of the expansion of neo-liberalism in the Middle East. His work draws upon the aesthetics of corporate advertising, sci-fi movies, popular culture and the Islamic kitsch in order to tell dystopian tales of a fully neo-liberal Middle Eastern future. These stories demystify the myth that the only way towards democracy and freedom in the Middle East is through the liberation of the market.
Aitor Gonzalez lives and works in London. His practice explores the poetic possibilities of stories and processes coming from memory.
Aitor’s production moves between the liminal spaces of knowing and understanding. His work explores associations with subjects such as the collective memory, family myths, the diaspora experience and childhood. Selected projects include Lo Que Le Susurra Bob a Charlotte at STCFTHOTS Gallery; Index Curated by Club as part of the Public Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture International; Panorama at Fran Reus Gallery as well as residencies both in the UK and abroad.
Yva Jung is a visual artist based in Hertfordshire, UK. Jung studied Fine Art in Seoul and New York before receiving her practice-led PhD from Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2016. Her art is an ongoing, reflective process formed through dialogue with daily experiences and everyday objects that she subverts to add stories to. Her visual art practice is temporal, site-specific, performative and interdisciplinary, working across moving images, digital prints, drawings, installations and improvised encounters.