Steven Appleby is a cartoonist, illustrator and artist. His Loomus column appears regularly in The Guardian. He recently exhibited at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh. His latest book, written with Art Lester, The Coffee Table Book of Doom is in the shops now.
For TestSPACE: Bonanza at the South London Gallery he read an extract from a longer work-in-progress called Pity Me, and an extract from The Coffee Table Book of Doom.
Fiona Curran is a poet, sonic artist and film-maker. Her poems have been widely published in the UK and Ireland. Her debut collection The Hail Mary Pass was published by Wrecking Ball Press. She performed a sonic art piece at the Literary Kitchen launch event.
Andrea Holland is a poet. Her collection, Borrowed, was published by Smith/Doorstop in 2007, and was a winner in The Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition in 2006. Her poem Rubric was a runner-up in the 2010 Mslexia poetry competition and her poem The Extra Vertebrae of the Grand Odalisque was commended in the 2010 Cafe Writers poetry competition. Andrea performed new poems at TestSPACE 3, July 1, and TestSPACE: Bonanza at the SLG.
Charmian Hughes is comedian and compere. She tested out her new act, The Ten Charmandments, at the TestSPACE Pilot Event on 1 April, in advance of performing at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
Andrea Mason is an artist and writer, a graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA, and currently a candidate for the PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. She has exhibited in London, the UK and abroad and published short stories in The Happy Hypocrite, Frozen Tears III,Necessary Fiction, Notes From The Underground, Spilling Ink Review, the Post-Experimental issue of Bartleby Snopes, Writers’ Hub and The Journal of Wild Culture. At TestSPACE 2, June 24, she read stories from a work-in-progress collection, Year of the Rabbit. For TestSPACE: Bonanzaat SLG she read short story Po(i)nty Tongues.
Maria Mencia is an artist specialising in digital poetics and digital art. She has exhibited and presented papers at national and international events including; epoetry festival and conference, FILE, ISEA, NODE-London, ARCO, CULTURE 2000 European Union, TATE Britain, onedotzero, CaixaForum; BEAP ans CAiiA-STAR. For the Literary Kitchen Launch Event, 5 March, she performed a digital sound/performance piece.
Emily Whitebread is a London-based artist and writer. She graduated the Art Writing MFA at Goldsmiths in 2011. AtTestSPACE 1, 17 June, she performed a sonic art piece The Birth & Growth of Worlds. Her performance for TestSPACE: Bonanza, SLG was a 6-part performance called What Were The Skies Like When You Were Young.
Sophie Woolley is an actress, writer and co-director of Tin Bath Theatre Company. She appeared in Cast-Offs in 2010. Her plays have been produced in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. Her radio plays Carbon Cleansing and When To Run have been produced for Radio 4′s Afternoon Play in 2010 and 2008. For TestSPACE: Bonanza, SLG, she performed an extract from her story I Am the Walrus, published in Book Slam’s inaugural Anthology One for the Trouble.