Art and Mind Organisation
Garry Kennard was born in London in 1948. In the sixties and seventies he exhibited his paintings and woodcuts in London galleries, studied print making and printing for artists with the great printer Ian Mortimer.
For ten years he lived in France, where he ran his own gallery. The gallery was used for exhibitions, lectures and concerts.
Now resident in the UK, he has exhibited his paintings and drawings in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Winchester and more recently at Petworth House as artist in residence at the 2009 Petworth Festival. His exhibition 'Secular Icons' was held in March 2011 at the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, where he delivered a major lecture 'Art and Mind - can neuroscience illuminate the experience of art'. He has lectured on similar subjects at the Louise T. Blouin Foundation, The Conway Hall and at Clare Hall College, Cambridge Univerisity. He recently took part in a joint presentation with Rita Carter - Picturing Perception - at the Kinetica Art Fair in London.
A fascination with how the brain reacts to works of art has lead Garry Kennard to research, write and lecture on these topics. He is the founding director of the unique Art and Mind Festival in Winchester which has attracted leading artists and scientists to explore what light the brain sciences can throw on contemporary culture (see www.artandmind.org to find out more).
His essay 'The Uses of Paradox' was published by the University of Florida's 'Institute for the Psychological Study of the Arts'. In 2006 his essay 'Art and Mind' was published in the Nepal Journal of Neuroscience and can be found at http://www.neuroscienceforum.org.np/
Garry Kennard's paintings are in many private collections in UK, France and the United States, and in the collection of Clare Hall College, Cambridge University.
Garry Kennard has an interest in mountaineering and has climbed in the Alps and Africa as well as leading his own expeditions to the Nepalese Himalayas. His latest expedition was in 2010. He returned to Nepal for his third attempt to climb an unclimbed 6,640m mountain. He failed again.
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Annabel has been a Science Communications consultant working on public engagement and PR since 1994. Between 2004 and 2006 she helped Garry set up and programme five of the seven Art and Mind Festivals in Winchester, on Art and Mind, Humour, Language, Space and Religion. She was also responsible for the PR and much of the marketing for the Festivals.
Annabel Huxley has been a freelance consultant working to communicate science to the general public since 1994. She has worked on book launches, festivals, conferences, talks series and exhibitions, both programming events and working on PR.
Her projects range from neuroscience and the medical humanities, through environment and education, to theoretical physics and art-science.? Clients have included Wellcome Collection, Cheltenham Science Festival, Art and Mind Festival, Science Gallery Dublin and a wide range of successful publishers. Event venues have ranged from major institutes of science and learning to small art galleries.
For more information: www.annabelhuxley.com
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