Future Map Selection Panel includes:


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Lucy Orta, Visual Artist and Chair of Art and the Environment at UAL

Professor Lucy Orta’s practice draws upon ecological and social issues to create artworks employing diverse media, including drawing, sculpture, installation, couture, painting, silkscreen, photography, video and light, as well as staged ephemeral interventions and performances.

Chair of University of the Arts London, Lucy has been a Professor of Art and the Environment at London College of Fashion, UAL, since 2007. She was the inaugural Rootstein Hopkins Chair from 2002–7, and was Head of Man & Humanity at the Design Academy Eindhoven, a pioneering socially driven and sustainable master program, she co-founded in 2002.



Simon Betts

Simon Betts, Dean of Wimbledon College of Art

Currently the Dean of College, Wimbledon College of Arts, Betts is a painter and studied MA Painting at Chelsea College of Art & Design. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including, Arte Viva ’92, Sennigalia Italy; Kunstbrucke 2, Berlin; John Moores Liverpool 19 and ‘Perpetuum Mobile’ APT, London. He recently showed in ‘Ch Ch Ch Changing at The Griffin Gallery London. He has held solo shows in the UK and The Netherlands.

In 2008 Betts selected and curated two residencies/exhibitions of six students from five London art colleges. These residencies and exhibitions were held at The Richter Werkatelier, Den Helder, The Netherlands.

In 2011 he was awarded an International Visiting Fellowship at RMIT Melbourne, developing a drawing/science project with the Faculty of Bio-Medical Science.


Nigel Hurst, CEO of Saatchi Gallery


Previous Future Map Panellists




Laura Buckley, Visual Artist and previous Future Map exhibitor (2007)

Laura Buckley works expansively with moving image, sound and light to produce immersive sculptural installations. Born in Galway, Ireland, 1977, she currently lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include The Magic Know-How at Site Gallery, Sheffield, Fata Morgana at Cell Project Space, London, and Shields at the Zabludowicz Collection, Sarvisalo, Finland. Her films have featured in screenings for MJ Gallery, Geneva, Bold Tendencies and the Serpentine Gallery, London. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Converse/Dazed Prize.Buckley works as a visiting lecturer internationally and was an MA Associate Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2011.

Buckley's work is part of the Axa Collection of Irish Art; the Zabludowicz Collection, London; the Saatchi Collection, London; David Roberts Collection, London and University of the Arts London Collection.


Stephen Beddoe, Director of SEE (Student Enterprise and Employability)

Stephen Beddoe is Director of Student Enterprise & Employability (SEE) at University of the Arts London.  Stephen originally studied fine art at The Glasgow School of Art, has exhibited work nationally and internationally and has curated projects in galleries and public spaces in the UK and beyond. From 1995 to 1997 he was Visual Arts and Crafts Officer for London Arts Board and from 1997 to 2001 was involved in commissioning major public art projects internationally.  Stephen joined University of the Arts London in 2001 to develop and launch Artquest, the contemporary visual arts support agency.