Studio Morison

Fellows - Conceptual and Performance Artists

Melissa Johns

Fellow - Actor

John Bulmer

Fellow - Photographer and Film-maker

Fred Baier

Fellow - Furniture Artist/Designer

Celia Birtwell, CBE

Fellow - Textile Designer

Stephen Cox RA

Fellow - Sculptor

Susan Cross

Fellow - Jeweller and Jerwood Prize winner

John de la Cour

Fellow - Grantmaker and former Chair of Governors

Edmund de Waal

Fellow - Ceramicist and Writer

Peter Florence CBE

Fellow - Director of the Hay Festival

Andrew Foster

Fellow - Illustrator

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling

Fellow - Former Rector of the Royal College of Arts

Nell Gifford

Fellow - Performance Artist

Wally Gilbert

Fellow: Artist and Jeweller

Richard Heatly

Fellow - Former Principal of Hereford College of Arts

Peter Parkinson

Fellow - Artist Blacksmith

Shani Rhys James MBE

Fellow - Painter and Jerwood Prize winner

John Makepeace OBE

Fellow - Furniture Designer and Maker

Don McCullin CBE

Fellow - Photojournalist

Margo Selby

Fellow - Textile Artist

Nick Sharratt

Fellow - Illustrator

Lady Frances Sorrell

Fellow - Co-founder of Sorrell Foundation

Lisbee Stainton

Fellow - Singer-Songwriter

Jo Stone-Fewings

Fellow - Actor

Sir Roy Strong

Fellow - Historian, Broadcaster and Writer

Clare Woods

Fellow - Painter

Professor Phil Cleaver

Fellow - Graphic Designer, Artist and Author.

Lucy Jones

Fellow - Painter

Richard Quinnell MBE

Fellow - Blacksmith

Jackie Morris

Fellow - Illustrator

Seetal Solanki

Fellow - Materials Designer, Researcher and Writer

John is a well-known figure at Hereford College of Arts, having been our Chair of Governors from 2005 to 2013.

In 1995, John set-up The Elmley Foundation, an independent grantmaking charity supporting the arts in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Prior to that, he worked for the Big Lottery Fund for 10 years where he was responsible for some 4,200 grants totalling £160 million. He was also instrumental in setting up ‘Awards for All’, still the most highly-rated lottery programme today.

In his early career, John was an artist’s agent as well as managing a number of ensembles and concert companies. He was closely involved in the campaign to bring opera to regional audiences which led to the formation of Opera 80, now the English Touring Opera. He helped set-up the National Lottery Charities Board and was Artistic Director of the 60th anniversary Malvern Festival, chaired Exeter Samaritans and Exeter Citizens’ Advice Bureau, and co-founded a charity devoted to development work in south-western Uganda.

John holds an Honorary MA from the University of Worcester and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  We were delighted to award this Fellowship to John for his outstanding commitment not only to the College but also for his contribution to the arts for much of his career.