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Creatives in Residence the book 2011-2012

CreativeS in Residence

What is CiR? The Creatives in Residence (CIR) Programme is The Hospital Club’s annual in-house philanthropic scheme. Together with an industry-representative judging panel, we select creatives at the tipping point of their chosen careers and give them the opportunity to bring ideas to life, creating a unique relationship with our members and the building. The Residency is an opportunity for the Creatives to push boundaries, network, create and show their work in the Club. Over the course of a year we actively contribute to our Residents’ career progression and personal development, offering mentoring and coaching, hosting networking events and fostering multi-disciplinary collaborations. We hope that, in our own small way, we are making a positive contribution to the creative landscape.

The Hospital Club

In the heart of Covent Garden, the 60,000 square feet space at 24 Endell Street provides a platform for The Hospital Club’s many parts. We are a members’ club for those in the creative industries. We are an award-winning events company. We are host to exhibitions, installations, private and public views, and fabulous parties. We are a home from home; a place for meeting, working, thinking, creating, learning, playing, drinking, eating, relaxing. We’re a place of creativity, inspiration, stimulation and excitement. The Hospital Club is a celebration of creativity, supporting and inspiring its members and partners through our on-line community, extensive calendar of member events, exhibitions, and social and cultural collaborations. Greater than bricks and mortar is our philosophy – Create, Connect, Collaborate. The members’ club invites people in the creative sector to share our facilities and member events - across music, business, art, film, new media and social. The Events Team create bespoke client events, large and small both at, and outside the Club. The TV and Music Studios facilitate creativity cross-media from live gigs to TV shows to online games, complete with cutting edge technology and expert in-house personnel.

Words From Sue Walter

The Hospital Club is all about celebrating creativity and sup-

porting emerging talent. We provide the creative community with the space and facilities to Create, Connect and Collaborate. Our Creatives In Residence (CIR) Scheme was founded with this ethos in mind – a philanthropic initiative to support, nurture and showcase talented young creatives as they develop their careers. As part of the original set-up team when The Hospital Club first opened in 2005, I remember the excitement and sense of anticipation as we established a unique venue for London’s creatives to work, play, entertain and inspire each other. A natural progression for such a diverse creative community was to offer a helping hand towards encouraging and developing emerging talent within the creative industries.

Members, staff and friends of The Hospital Club have embraced this undertaking and have developed a rolling 12-month philanthropic programme which delivers mentoring, coaching, career guidance, networking as well as practical support through the use of the Club’s facilities and in-house Events Production. From playwrights to photographers, film directors to fashion designers, composers to choreographers, over the past three years CIR has helped to foster an incredible array of emerging talent. The 2011 Residency is no exception. The Hospital Club is immensely proud to have worked with such a gifted group of individuals and this booklet gives a glimpse into our 2011 Residents’ achievements. We are delighted to share such an inspirational initiative with you. Enjoy! Sue Walter CEO, The Hospital Club

Words From Eilish Quinn

I was delighted this past year to be asked to take the

lead on The Hospital Club’s Philanthropic initiatives as it allowed me to become more involved with our CiR Programme. I have continually been impressed by the sheer inventiveness, passion, drive and ingenuity of our Creative Residents. This is what makes being involved with the CIR Scheme such an intriguing and rewarding experience. Tapping into the creative ability of emerging talent, feeding it and taking it to the next level can also be challenging at times! Naturally the Residents all have diverse talents and distinct personalities – it has been our job to develop (with our many supporters) a programme to meet the unique requirements and aspirations of each individual; be it providing workshops and lectures, matching them with the right coach and mentor or introducing them to the right network and so on. Watching each Resident flourish and accomplish their ambitions, whilst gaining recognition and exposure, is both rewarding and inspiring; it’s what makes my job so extraordinary. We are taking the time to review the CIR Programme going forward, but we wanted to share what has been a particularly memorable journey over the past year. Vera and I are thrilled to showcase and celebrate the 2011 Residents’ work in this booklet. Eilish Quinn HR & Philanthropy Director

Words From Vera Bohl

I took on the role of Philanthropic Manager in November 2011,

running the Programme with Eilish, after Lolo decided to move on from the Club and start a new International Philanthropy Project. I had some pretty big boots to fill as Lolo has been the driving force behind CIR for several years; her passion and determination made projects and dreams come true for many Creatives in Residence. Having been a Resident myself in 2009, I felt very confident managing the Creatives and marrying it with the Club’s Programme. I am a great believer and admirer of the CIR scheme and feel it is truly unique and special in the way it connects Creatives, Business, Mentors and Members. Organising and promoting our ‘Week of CIR’ at the Club has been hard work but I am extremely proud to support our 2011 Residents - their work is amazing! Anyone who hasn’t seen Jonathan’s movie ‘Human Beings’ on Vimeo, should do it right now. Go and check out Sabrina’s poetry at the Old Vic in Edinburgh this Summer. Listen to Elspeth’s sensational compositions. Meet Ed for his favourite mackerel sandwich in the Club and broaden your horizons on abstract Art! Congratulate Bianca on running her award-winning Design Studio whilst having a beautiful baby. Applaud Riccardo for keeping super-humanly fit as he blossoms into an even better dancer and choreographer. And last, but by no means least, marvel at Brooke’s extraordinary fashion designs as she combines the worlds of Science and Art. Vera Bohl Philanthropic Manager

2011 Residents bianca wendt brooke roberts Edward Cotterill Elspeth Brooke Jonathan Entwistle Riccardo Buscarini


Bianca runs an award-winning studio overlooking Smithfield market in London. She is a graphic designer and art director, working on a variety of projects for cultural, arts and fashion clients across different media including books, magazines, newspapers, identities, stationery, exhibition design and websites. Bianca is also the Art Director of The London Fashion Week Daily, Viewpoint magazine and Rubbish magazine. She collaborates with a network of freelance designers, writers, editors, typographers, illustrators, photographers and web programmers. Recent work includes designing the English and French editions of “Scorsese on Scorsese” published by Phaidon Press and Cahiers du Cinema. Bianca also art-directed and designed Viewpoint 29: The Celebrity Issue - a tongue-in-cheek look at celebrity photographed by Jenny van Sommers. She’s worked with the British Council during Beijing Design Week where she designed a 15m identity banner and publication for London Calling. During her Residency, Bianca created the stunning exhibition installation piece in the ground floor lobby of The Hospital Club.

Brooke Roberts FASHION

Inspired by the application of science and technology in the everyday, Brooke is happiest translating digital images into luxury knitwear. Brooke completed an Applied Science Degree and worked as a Radiographer prior to studying at the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins. Her inspiration includes medical imaging (particularly CT and MRI scans) and robotics. Brooke uses new-technology reflective, carbon and bio ceramic yarns alongside cashmere, wool and cotton. She believes in a close relationship between Science and the Arts. Her label, Brooke Roberts, exists to create, promote and sell science-inspired design. During Brooke’s Residency she presented her Spring Summer 2012 collection in collaboration with choreographer Riccardo Buscarini and composer Elspeth Brooke at The Hospital Club during London Fashion Week, September 2011. Brooke’s ready-to-wear collections are presented at London and Paris Fashion Week bi-annually to a global audience of press and buyers. Stockists include Browns Focus, London. Brooke Roberts Bespoke is launching in 2012, allowing clients the opportunity to select unique or personal science-inspired images to be translated into luxurious knitwear, exclusive to the client. In addition to her role as Creative Director of her own label, Brooke is a Knitwear Consultant for other luxury men’s and women’s-wear brands.

edward coterill visual art

Born in Chichester, Edward is an artist currently living in London. He graduated from Chelsea College of Art with an MA in fine art. Edward is inspired by the idea of art permeating all aspects of life and he is striving to achieve a position where art and life are indistinguishable. During his Residency, Edward has been working in The Hospital Club’s own Recording Studio, exploring ideas of art, music and broadcast. In addition to this, he has been maintaining his studio practice making objects themed around signifiers of taste and the cultural economy of things.

elspeth brooke music

Elspeth Brooke is a London-based composer. Her music has been performed at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Sadler’s Wells, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Spitalfields Festival, the Al-Bustan Festival and broadcast on BBC Radio 3; and by performers including the London Symphony Orchestra, Kuss Quartet, Britten Sinfonia, CoMA, The Clerks, Exaudi, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Colin Currie, Sarah Nicolls and Oliver Coates. During her Residency, Elspeth collaborated with fashion designer Brooke Roberts and choreographer Riccardo Buscarini on Brooke’s S|S 12 Fashion show at The Hospital Club in September 2011. She recently won the Arts Foundation Award for Opera Composition and is currently working on a piece for the London Sinfonetta Blue Touch Paper programme.

Jonathan Entwistle film

Selected by Screen International as a ‘Star Of Tomorrow’ in 2010, Jonathan is a director who likes trench coats, smoke, danger, silly costumes, lens flare and loads of other stuff. He is a graduate of Fine Art from the Chelsea School of Art as well as MA Filmmaking from the London Film School. His Graduation film, ‘Cotton Stones,’ won Best Screenplay at Exposures Student Awards and was shortlisted for a Vimeo Award in 2010. His most recent short, ‘Human Beings,’ premiered with Vimeo in February 2012 getting 30,000 plays in 2 days. He is currently developing his first feature film. He is represented by Independent Talent.

Riccardo Buscarini dance

An Italian dancer and choreographer based in London, Riccardo began performing when he was five years old playing with a puppet theatre he was given for Christmas. He studied ballet and contemporary dance much later, training at Accademia Domenichino da Piacenza and the London Contemporary Dance School where he graduated in 2009. In 2010 he received a DanceWEB Scholarship to join Impulstanz, Vienna. In 2011 he was one of the finalists of The Place Prize and won Premio Prospettiva Danza. During his Residency, Riccardo choreographed knitwear designer Brooke Roberts’ S|S12 fashion show at The Hospital Club in September 2011, part of London Fashion Week. He has presented his work in theatres, art galleries and urban spaces in Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. He is currently teaching choreography at Birkbeck University, London and working on ‘Family Tree,’ a project created by disabled performer Chiara Bersani.

Creatives in Residence 2009 - 2012

Sabrina Mahfouz poetry

Since Sabrina became the Theatre & Poetry CIR last April, she has been appointed as the Leverhulme Trust Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre and a London Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum. She has won an Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot Award which took her and her writing to New York; a UKYA International Award for poetry with her poetry collective Point Blank Poets; an Old Vic New Voices & Underbelly Edinburgh Award with Made From Scratch Theatre, which will see her new play produced at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, and she was nominated for The Stage Award for Best Solo Performance with her show ‘Dry Ice’ at Edinburgh in August 2011. During her Residency, director Sameer Patel filmed a documentary about Sabrina’s poetry at The Hospital Club for BAFTA and Festival Republic. This will première at the Latitude Festival in July. Sabrina will also be headlining Latitude’s Poetry & Words Arena on the Sunday with her new solo show in development with BAC, ‘Zainab Chloe Katya’. ‘Dry Ice’, will be on at the Bush Theatre from the 8th-12th May. Sabrina has also been developing a short film at The Hospital Club with director Rebecca Johnson, Film Four and BFI, based on her solo show, ‘Dry Ice’.

Friends & Contributors Our programme wouldn’t work without the support from our members and network. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s time, insight and advice. A group of coaches work closely with the Residents. We believe that business and life coaching can make an incredible difference in the Residents’ journeys, helping them focus on personal and business maturity. We also work with mentors. A mentor is generally someone who can act as a sounding board, a person with whom the creative can sense check ideas, gain confidence, get insight and wisdom and access new networks. Numerous members of the Club who are industry specialists contribute by running workshops and lectures while others meet the Residents for coffee and often facilitate informal introductions.

Words about lolo

Laurelene Chambovet, better known as ‘Lolo,’ joined The Hospital Club in 2008 to run our philanthropic programme. Having previously worked for Saatchi & Saatchi, she managed CULT-GEIST, the international network of more than 3,000 creatives and younge people. She built and developed the Creatives In Residence (CIR) scheme, pulling in favours from supporters with her engaging personality and passion for the Arts. 2009 marked the launch of the first CIR programme. Lolo says of CIR, “It’s a constantly evolving project. In my view, it doesn’t have time limits or physical boundaries, it’s more a way of thinking. It’s about supporting eachother, sharing our skills and creating opportunities for interesting collaborations.” Lolo left the Club in 2011: “I’m currently abroad exploring the international creative landscape and hopefully building new exciting bridges...”

Judges 2011




Vanessa Reed

Camilla Morton

Catherine McDermott

Executive Director of Fashion Writer PRS Foundation Romilly Mason Fashion and Style Nick Sabine Director of Resident Editor, Browns Advisor

David Moynihan NME/UnCut

Curating Contemporary Design

Donna Loveday

Head of Curatorial at The Design Museum

Marcus Fairs

Editor-in -Chief Dezeen Magazine

Joanna Seguro

Director of Lumin

Visual Art

Film & TV



Stephen Beddoe

Stephen Woolley

Eddie Nixon

Nina Steiger

Margot Heller

Gemmar Spector



Director of The South Head of Distribution at London Gallery CinemaNX Hannah Barry Director of The Han- Maggie Ellis Head of Production nah Barry Gallery at Film London Paul Hobson Director of The Contemporary Art Society

Director, Theatre and Associate Director Soho Artist Development Theatre of The Place Nia Janis Theresa Beattie Playful Productions Dance Producer Michael Berg Betsy Gregory Creative Director at The Artistic Director, Hospital Club Dance Michael McCabe Umbrella Producer

Lisa Spirling Director

coaches Matthias Gruendler

Andrea Ingrisch

Emily Man

Matthias uses his creativity and business knowledge to help clients bring leadership and cultural identity to life in new ways that motivate employees, stakeholders and customers. He is passionate about building brands and sustainable leadership. His background and skills as an Artist, Team Leader, Partner and Board Member allow him to re-frame complex business concepts into simple pictures and language that people can relate to.

Andrea’s skills combine both a creative and analytical mind, her background includes many years of work at strategy house Boston Consulting Group, focused on organisational and process change. Yet, in addition to other operational roles at AOL Europe and BMW, she is also a certified personal coach, holds a Diploma in Work and Organisational Psychology, alongside continuing her studies in art therapy. A German native, Andrea is now based in London, and supports Customer Faithful’s healthcare projects in Germany and the UK.

Emily has been helping people develop their skills in work for ten years, focusing in particular on the creative industries in which she started her career. Her clients range from large media and insurance companies to individuals from across the creative and corporate worlds.


Paulo Pisano

Elle Harrison

Paulo is a certified HR Professional and Executive Coach who has worked with senior executives from companies such as AOL, Motorola, IBM, BCG and the United Nations. His work is grounded on the distinctions of ontological and co-active coaching, internal martial arts and meditation.

Elle Harrison, the founder of Wild Courage, consults internationally as a Leadership Coach and workshop facilitator. Her passion is guiding individuals and organisations through change, finding purpose and meaning in their work and uncovering creative solutions to the challenges of our time. Her clients appreciate her ability to see behind the masks and help surface their intuition and wisdom.

Margaret O’Keeffe

Alexander Kuilman

Nick Allen

A former corporate strategist, Margaret has executive experience across four continents. Her background as a Managing Director, Board Member, Regional Director and Certified Professional Coach (CPCC) enables her to align organisational culture with commercial outcomes. She has particular expertise in leadership training, team coaching, branding and new product development.

Alexander works as a consultant in conflict management and facilitator of transformation with international senior executives undergoing change in various service and manufacturing industries. Sample corporate clients include: BNP Paribas, ING, Standard & Poors, Amex and Mastercard International.

Nick is a business coach. He specialises in nurturing and supporting the development of young talent. He combines a background in business, psychology and environmental sciences to create his individual approach. His clients describe him as an “active coach who is always looking to challenge my assumptions and current thinking.”

Mentors & Contributors Helen Starr

Kevin Osborne

Juliet Haygarth

Helen Starr is the founder of the not-for-profit arts organisation, FuseArts. She launched the seminal Cork Street Gallery Entwistle almost 20 years ago where she showed, among others, Marlene Dumas, Jan Fabre and Lisa Yuskavage. She curated the only major exhibition of Marcel Duchamp in the UK for the past 50 years and currently lives with her family amidst an extensive collection of contemporary art.

Kevin is the Founder and CEO of KO Management, a business incubator/consultancy. He was previously Founder/ Director of Tribal Tree, an artistic development and outreach programme that organised music workshops in community centres, etc. He is now heavily involved with Cultural Quarter, a programme that aims to bring together Covent Garden’s main cultural institutions.

Juliet started her career working in marketing and communications for The Samaritans, The British Red Cross and Barnardo’s. She then sold her soul to the corporate devil of advertising, leading accounts such as Virgin, Playstation and the Labour Party. Juliet used to be The Hospital Club’s Head of Marketing and Communications. She has is now Managing Director at the Brothers & Sisters advertising agency.

Mentors & Contributors Amanda Murray

Tom Cowling

Lee McCormack

Amanda works with multinational organisations to identify and review senior leadership talent and develop their vision, missions and strategic plans. Her areas of specialisation are Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Presentation, Systems Thinking, Project Management, Change Management, Negotiation and Sales.

Tom specialises in intellectual property, media and entertainment law and commercial litigation with a particular expertise in trade mark, copyright and contractual matters and defamation. Tom has been involved in numerous reported trials and appearances in the High Court.

Lee graduated from Goldsmith’s in 1997. He is the author of the book “Designers Are Wankers” and the founder of the website of the same name aswell as speaker and mentor at several educational and commercial institutions including Coutts Asset Management training for young entrepreneurs.

Pamela Daniels

Josie Rourke

Maggie Ellis

Pamela Daniels, uber eco fashion stylist and creative director of the pioneering Ethical Fashion Forum, has worked with the BBC, Living TV and the V&A, dressing industry professionals, musicians, performers and catwalk models. She is one of the UK’s leading ethical fashion stylists. She would stack your wardrobe full of gorgeous clothes that hurt no one and nothing in the making; she is simply the best!

Josie Rourke is a theatrical director who has worked on a number of plays including a recent production of King John at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratfordupon-Avon, starringJoe Milson and Richard McCabe. In 2007 Josie was appointed Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre in West London. In 2011 she became Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse.

Maggie is responsible for the Production Unit of Film London, vertically integrating all of the agency’s commissioning of film and audiovisual production. She has particular responsibility for developing the challenging and innovative Micro Budget Digital Feature Film Fun.

Sydney Levinson

Michael Berg

Carol Crabtree

Sydney is a London based accountant who specialises in working with artists and creatives. He’s also heavily involved in the designer/ maker scene – on the board of Cockpit Studios and Contemporary Applied Arts. Sydney is a specialist who understands the pressures and challenges of working in the Creative Industries.

Michael is Creative Director at The Hospital Club and produces over 1000 events each year. Highlights include Harvey Weinstein’s post BAFTA party, and the “Wicked” premiere party for Universal. He has also produced numerous art exhibitions, concerts and award ceremonies including the UKC Hero Awards honouring Sir Elton John and Liza Minnelli.

Carol Crabtree set up Solar Management in 1993. Solar manages some of the most talented artists around today including Zero 7, David Holmes, Matthew Herbert, Josephine Oniyama and Four Tet and producers Nigel Godrich, Dan Grech Marguerat, Leo Abrahams and Sally Herbert.

Mentors & Contributors Kathleen Alder

Dan Ford

Mark Prescott

Kathleen is the founder and director of WildKat PR, a creative young PR company specialising in classical music. Current clients include the classical music hub Dilettante, The Forge Venue in Camden and conductor Charles Hazlewood. Before creating her own company, Kat worked for Universal Classics, Decca and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

As one of the directors and producers of the Mercury Music Prize, Dan has wide-ranging knowledge and experience of the music industry. His passions include art, cinema and of course music.

Mark is the former Head of Cultural Campaigns in the Mayor’s Office, a role that saw him work across London’s cultural and creative sectors devising multi disciplinary campaigns, initiatives and festivals. Currently a Clore Fellow, he is producing a digital public art piece for Unilever and developing a music education project with MIT Media Lab.

Justin Cook

Kati Howe

Anna Castleton

As Chairman of BIMA, the only independent industry association dedicated to celebrating and encouraging creativity in the digital industry, Justin is aiming to unite the UK Digital Sector to become a global powerhouse. His company, Fortune Cookie, is 80 strong, which includes some of the best talent from the digital industry, with operations in London, New York, Sydney and Melbourne.

With a background in design management of global luxury brands, Kati joined us having recently completed an MA in curating contemporary design at Kingston University and The Design Museum. As well as promoting next year’s programmes, she is also working on a project to forge links with emerging designers in Korea and the UK and has just been selected for a place on the Cultural Leadership programme run by Battersea Arts Centre.

Anne works at The University of the Arts London, on the development and implementation of internal and external communications, including e-briefing, intranet news, branding, press support of the Arts Gallery and special communications projects. Anna Studied at Manchester University and graduated from the Manchester Business School with an MA in International Business. She later received a CIPR diploma from the Chatered Institute of Public Relations.

Katie Dailey

Marine de Bouchony

Nick Fitzherbert

Katie is a freelance online editor and features writer. She has experience across a range of publications (The Times. Time Out), brands (Boden, Lee Jeans, Topshop), and websites ( Katie is currently Online Editor at John Brown Media, where she both devises ways to re-imagine print editorial into online content, and creates new content and editorial concepts online.

As the Senior Graphic Designer at The Victoria and Albert Museum, she is responsible for the marketing campaigns and exhibition design shows for numerous companies. After completing her training in New York, Marine worked as a freelance graphic designer in Paris. She has experience in identities, book design and fashion magazines.

Nick applies the Rules of Magic to business communication, combining 20 years experience as a PR consultant with additional skills that he has learnt and developed as a member of The Magic Circle. The people he coaches learn to direct attention, persuade and convince – with a mix of business presentations and specially created magic tricks.

Mentors & Contributors Sabita Kumari-Dass

Claudie Plen

Tania Popeau

Sabita is the Director and founder at ProtĂŠgĂŠ DNA Ltd and a Producer at Central Sait Martins college. She is also Communications Executive to the Director of Television at the BBC and an Editorial Executive for 4Learning at Channel 4. She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a B Sc Econ, Sociology & Economics.

Claudie started her career in academic publishing, gaining senior management experience across production, marketing and editorial before setting up her first coaching and training business in 2003. She has 7 years experience as a facilitator, trainer, and executive coach to CEO and board/ senior management level. Her clients include English Heritage, The Film Council and The British Library.

Royal Holloway University & HSS Outreach officer The Light Tag Project. E:

Caroline McHugh

Fiona Furness

Catherine Demoisy


Studios Manager Space Studios

Katie Harper

Rukhsana Jahangir

Head of Annual Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Royal College of Art E:

Stage One

Independent Curator

Anna Raad Photographer E:

Delphine Reynaud Development Director, Courvoisier The Future 500

2010 Residents HOUSE OF JONN dean quinn ALEX SHEPHERD Luc Mollinger DESTINY AKARAGHA JOEL HORWOOD pETER GREGSON 2009 Residents antoine choussat & zamir antonio nova dando roxane borujerdi alex nikiporenko simon burril lisa spirling vera bohl

Luc Mollinger

Joel Horwood



Luc is a stage and film director. His work often combines several forms of dramatic storytelling in each project, creating multiple layered and diverse outputs from the same source material.

Joel burst onto the Edinburgh Festival scene with his joyous first play, a musical entitled ‘Mikey the Pikey’, which won a Cameron Mackintosh Award. His second piece for Edinburgh, ‘Food’, about a troubled celebrity chef played by Sean Campion, won a Fringe First Award. Joel’s bittersweet depiction of East Anglian teenagers, ‘I Caught Crabs At Walberswick’, toured nationwide after premiering at the HighTide Festival and came to the Bush Theatre for a sell out run.

Recent projects in this vein have included an original story inspired by Mozart’s opera ‘The Magic Flute,’ set in the TV Studio of The Hospital Club. He also co-directed a special performance at Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty The Queen, using the story of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as inspiration for a cast of actors, opera singers, ballet dancers and pop stars to perform versions of the story made famous in their specific art forms. Luc graduated from the National institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Australia and has worked with the Royal Opera House, the English National Ballet, the English National Opera and the Young Vic Theatre.

His ingenious adaptation of Dumas’s epic novel, ‘The Count of Monte Cristo,’ opened on the mainstage of the West Yorkshire Playhouse in May 2010. Joel is currently under commission with Paines Plough and Northampton Royal and Derngate. He is also writing for Cowboy Films/Channel 4.

House of jonn

dean quinn



Jordan Hodgson and Niall Gallacher are co-founders of House of Jonn, a studio for creative engagement within the city. They studied Architecture at Leeds and Cambridge Universities then together at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2009. They have worked on an array of projects and commissions in the fields of architecture, design, research and visualization. During CIR they completed a two-week live residency at Selfridges, designed for a production of Beethoven’s opera ‘Fidelio’ in a Russian gulag and construction of a new Shoreditch club and event space.

Dean Quinn moved to London to study at the prestigious Central Saint Martins where his final collection for his BA Womenswear Degree in 2009 was awarded the school’s Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. His final collection was bought by a number of international stores including Browns of London and was hailed by The Independent Newspaper as ‘one of the 100 Most Influential Creatives’. Dean was was included in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s ‘Fashion in Motion’ presentation celebrating 25 years of London Fashion Week.

Recent work includes the production of architectural tableware from a dystopian near-future; visualizations for a literary project by philosopher Alain de Botton. HoJo’s work has been widely published, most recently in the book ‘Digital Architecture: Passages through Hinterlands’, and in magazines such as ICON and Building Design Magazine.

His collection also sparked the interest of Donatella Versace. In early 2010, Dean was approached by Versace to assume the position of full-time consultant and designer in Milan. In September 2011 the Dean Quinn collection was presented during New York Fashion Week, and was immediately bought by Barney’s among others.

peter gregson

alex shepherd


visual art

Peter Gregson is a cellist and composer “working at the forefront of the new music scene”. He has performed widely in Europe and the USA, at venues ranging from from the Twitter Offices in San Francisco to Le Poisson Rouge in New York.

Alex Shepherd graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2009 with a BA Hons in Photography. Working in a wide variety of mediums including film, sculptural installation and photography, his work explores our sometimes troubled relationship with geometric form.

He works regularly with leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs, UnitedVisualArtists and the MIT Media Lab. He has premiered works by composers such as Steve Reich, Joby Talbot and Tod Machover. Performance highlights for 2012 include SXSW, the Royal Festival Hall, La Gaite Lyrique, and future collaborators include Pekka Kuusisto, The Britten Sinfonia and Reactify Music. His debut album, ‘Terminal,’ from 2010 was met with critical acclaim. Peter is a Fellow of The Royal Society of the Arts, and currently acts as the Artistic Advisor to the Innovation Forum at The New England Conservatory.

Alex’s work often takes a very formal composition, inviting the viewer to study and rethink their conceptions and approach to form. Following the success of his exhibition at the Son Gallery, Peckham, Alex presented his first Solo exhibition Liminal States for The Hospital Club, which examined the opposing forces of life and death, the exhibition tests the relationship between these two definitive elements of existence.

Destiny Akaragha Alex Nikiporenko film


Destiny Ekaragha studied Film and Communications at London Metropolitan University, graduating in 2003. Destiny wrote and directed her first short film called ‘Tight Jeans’ in 2008; the film went on to be officially selected by the BFI 52nd London Film Festival, where it was voted best short film by The Observer.

Composer Alex is a hugely accomplished musician, impressing at an early age with his first solo piano composition aged seven. He has since received accolades from the BBC Proms/The Guardian Newspaper’s prestigious Young Composer.

Destiny has also put together the pilot for ‘Gone Too Far’, a coming-of-age comedy set in Peckham based on Bola Agbaje’s Olivier award-winning play.

Born and raised in Moscow, he studied piano and composition at Chetham’s School of Music and is currently reading music at King’s College, London. Alex’s passion lies in chamber music and improvisation. As well as writing in a contemporary classical style, Alex is passionate about electronic music and exploring its potential for combination with classical styles.

Antoine Choussat Simon BurRill & Zamir Antonio Design


The graphic design duo and founders of EatSleepWork/Play, met at Central St Martins whilst studying BA Graphic Design.

Simon’s passion for exploring the moving image in every way - from experimental digital video to high budget commercials - has won him numerous awards and commissions e.g. Film London, BT film festival, Hypegallery, BBC New Music Shorts amongst others.

Proving great minds think alike, they have worked on a range of projects and freelance commissions for Adidas, fashion design talents Gareth Pugh and Kokon, VH1 and Pepsi, as well as design commissions and art direction for Modular Records, BoomBox and MAC.

Simon’s projects have included films for Warp Films, BFI Southbank, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Selfridges and The Hospital Club. He has directed commercials for clients including Energizer/Wilkinson Sword, Glaxo Smithkline, Masterfoods, Kingfisher and the Scottish Government. He has twice been nominated for the Sharks Young Director award. He has also lectured students at St. Martin’s School of Fine Art on the process of film and video production.

nova dando

vera bohl



Nova is a stylist, DJ and designer and graduate from Central Saint Martins with a degree in knitting.

Working and performing around London’s recording studios and top Clubs, you might catch Vera performing alongside Boy George at one of Pam Hogg’s legendary parties, or on a Steinway in Chelsea with Prince William!

After building up a profile on London’s fashion scene, she worked as a stylist for artists including La Roux, Lady Gaga, Lovefoxx, Peaches, M.I.A, Kele, The Gossip, Klaxons and Bryan Ferry before launching her own label. The Disco Collection was Nova’s first and was featured in Vogue Italy and UK, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed and i-D. She is now building her career as a stylist and art director. Simultaneously, she has made a name for herself as one half of the international female DJ-ing duo Lou and Nova (

In 2010 Vera recorded her Spaghetti Western-inspired EP in Nigel Godrich’s Studio at The Hospital Club, and has continued working with Producer P’Nut (Faithless, Amy Winehouse). One of her songs was featured on the recent Dido record. She has collaborated with Nick Knight’s Showstudio and is currently developing her sound installation performance ‘Opus Sensus Corpus’. Vera set up her own creative agency, creating cutting edge Audio Visual Productions.

lisa spirling

Roxane Borujerdi


visual art

Director Lisa trained at LAMDA and The National Tehatre Studio, and has worked with some of the most important theatrical talents, and directed leading theatre companies in London and across the Atlantic. She set up her own theatre company Buckle for Dust in 2008, and is an Affiliate Artist at Theatre 503.

French artist Roxane has exhibited widely across Europe, with shows in Paris at The Fondation Cartier, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Berendsen Galerie, Galerie HO and Galerie Philippe Samuel.

Lisa is currently directing Michael Frayn’s rarely performed play ‘Here’ at the Rose Theatre in Kingston with Alison Steadman, Zawe Ashton and Alex Beckett.

In 2010 she completed a residence at the Duende Guest Studios, Rotterdam. Off the back of her residency at The Hospital Club, she is now represented by Galerie Emmanuel Hervé.


Now that the 2011 Residency has come to an end, Vera has completed her role as Philanthropic Manager and is moving on to concentrate full-time on her artistic projects. We’re currently reviewing The Hospital Club’s Creatives In Residence scheme in order to build on its success from the past three years, whilst also looking at other ways to improve and broaden our philanthropic offering so we can reach more people in future. Whilst this review is in progress, we are not taking on any new applications for the time being. However, please do leave us your details so we can get in touch with you at a later date. Please address all CIR/Philanthropic-related enquiries to Eilish, who can be contacted at: or at In the meantime, for more information on the CIR scheme, and our current and past Residents, please visit us at:

a big thank you!

We would also like to thank all the staff at The Hospital Club and all our members who have supported the CIR Programme in so many ways. Your contribution has been incredible and it would not have been possible without you - THANK YOU!

credits Booklet Design.......................................................................................Alice Wilson Art Direction & Content.......................................................................Vera Bohl Subbing.....................................................................................................Suzanne Clode

CIR 2011-2012  
CIR 2011-2012  

The Hospital Club's Creatives in Residence Anual Report