David Lancaster and David Power are composers of contemporary music. Both of them write music that is relatively accessible but has an early 21st century ‘sensibility’, so to speak. Both are keenly aware that classical audiences are dwindling and that, even for people who attend other cultural events, attendance at classical music concerts can be one step too far, as confirmed by research undertaken by Melissa Dobson at Sheffield University. Both therefore are very interested in collaborative work with artists in other disciplines for audience development reasons. Both have worked with filmmakers, writers and poets and David Lancaster has also worked with Dancers.
Annabel McCourt is a diverse film-maker whose work ranges from gritty social-realist work as evidenced in projects undertaken for various Youth Services, Youth Offending Teams and so forth right through to arthouse films and gallery installations. Her film – The Identity Crisis – was included in art exhibitions at the Surface Gallery in Nottingham, Lightworks and Abbey Walk Gallery in Grimsby. This project is a further step in the path towards developing her own practice as an artist and moving away from projects in which she facilitates others to make art.
Linda Ingham is a visual artist whose work mostly focuses on herself and her relationship to the place where she lives on the North East Lincolnshire Coast. She exhibits widely as well as teaching and curating and managing arts projects such as Head & Whole and The Nature of Landscape, both of which relate through to her studio practice. Her contribution to Vestiges grows out of her spiritual relationship to her coastal home, and observations of the passing of time, and is a natural extension for her of her excellent and acclaimed Heavy & light installation at Grimsby Minster in 2008.