Board Member

Constance Allman

Constance Forde Allman

Board Member

Constance Forde Allman was formerly Manager of Market Development for IBM and worked for the company for 30 years.  She is based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Allman has a BA in Mathematics from Queens College of the City of NY, New York, United States. Her voluntary and community service activity includes the following: Volunteer Docent Emeritus at the Atlanta High Museum of Art, Leadership Atlanta Alumna, Advisory Board Member of H.O.P.E. Ministries, Board Member of United Way of Atlanta, Advisory Board for the Georgia Alliance for Children and Board President of the Council on Battered Women. 

Joy Gregory

Joy Gregory 

Board Member

Joy Gregory is an artist and educator based in London. She is presently a trustee of the Kraszna Krausz Foundation, UK, Honarary Research Associate in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, and Associate Lecturer Fine Art Photography at UAL: Camberwell College of Arts. She has developed a practice concerned with social and political issues in particular, reference to history and cultural differences in contemporary society.

 In 2002, Gregory received the NESTA Fellowship, which enabled her the time and the freedom to research for a major piece around language endangerment. The first of this series was the video piece Gomera, which premiered at the Sydney Biennale in May 2010. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited all over the world showing in many festivals and biennales. Her work included in many collections including the UK Arts Council Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, and Yale British Art Collection. She currently lives and works in London.

George Blacklock

George Blacklock 

Board Member

George Blacklock is a painter, writer, and musician. He was Dean of College at Wimbledon and Chelsea Colleges of Arts within the University of the Arts London. He held these roles for a period of ten years and is now retired (from September 2017). He has exhibited his artwork in a number of countries around the world, from Mongolia to Mexico, but most extensively in Europe and the USA. He has been represented by Flowers Galleries since 1996.

George has received various awards for his paintings from the Arts Council, the Greater London Arts Association and as a prize-winner at the John Moores contemporary painting competition. He has work in many collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain. He has written the illustrated book, Colour and Abstraction, which charts how colour was liberated from its former and traditional role as a pictorial element subservient to drawing, and how abstraction was consequently born and developed. This book also focuses on his own pictorial methodologies, demonstrating how these developed. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Art education at the highest levels, has a significant reputation as a painter, and commentator on art. He has worked with companies in the UK and USA on how pictorial decision making can positively influence clear thinking in the business world. He is a musician within a band called Country Dirt (CD release, ‘Rodeo Free Europe’).