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Jessica Maiden knows too well the pain of suffering from an ‘invisible’ affliction. Struck with juvenile arthritis at the age of six - but diagnosed 14 years later - the fine art student has dedicated her photographic works to the exploration of the ‘unseen pathologised body’.
Since leading the University of Newcastle Chamber Choir to victory in last year’s national Battle of the Choirs competition, Philip’s mission has been to connect the community through music.
When fine art student Peter Tilley was introduced to Crown Princess Mary at the first Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Denmark in June 2009, he was delighted to find that she knew all about his work.
It all started at the age of 16 when his mother won a red plastic guitar and a rubber plant in a raffle – a pivotal moment in a young man’s life. Would he take the guitar and become a rock star or take the plant and become a botanist?
Nothing frustrates Professor Terry Lovat more than opening a newspaper to read uninformed commentary about Muslims and the Islamic faith.
The fact his original self-portrait can never outlive him inspires Andre Brodyk in a way no Old Master ever could. While the clichéd image of an artist involves sun-drenched studios, berets and paint-splattered smocks, you will most often find Brodyk at work in a University of Newcastle biology laboratory wearing a white coat, gloves and safety glasses.