25th January 2018


Work for the Liverpool Art Fair will be selected from the open submission process by a panel of respected and knowledgeable figures assembled from across the region’s cultural landscape.

Thomas Dukes, LAF Selection Panel

Thomas Dukes

Thomas Dukes is curator at Open Eye Gallery – the North West’s leading organisation dedicated to photographic development, research and inspiration. We work with people to further the opportunities and ideas around how photography can lead to a more positive future for everyone.

Angela Samata, LAF Selection Panel

Angela Samata

Merseyside Woman of the Year 2015, arts professional and presenter of BBC1 ‘Life After Suicide’. Angela project managed the John Moore Painting Prize at National Museums Liverpool for many years and as a freelance arts professional for over a decade, continues to work with individual artists and arts organisations, while also speaking publicly about mental health issues.

Laura Davis

Laura is the Executive Editor of What’s On at the Liverpool Echo and an award-winning features writer who been working for the Liverpool Post & Echo since 2000. She was previously the Arts Editor at the Liverpool Daily Post.

Laura Davis, LAF Selection Panel

Andy McCluskey

Andy McCluskey is the lead singer and founding member of the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). He has achieved 60 global gold and platinum album and single awards, has three Ivor Novello Award nominations, and sold over 15 million albums and 25 million singles with OMD.

Andy has a long connection with visual arts. Completing a foundation course and accepting an offer to undertake a BA Fine Art degree specialising in sculpture at Leeds, he took a gap year and started OMD. His musical detour is now in it’s fortieth year. He has been Trustee at National Museums Liverpool for the last seven years and is also a patron of FACT and the Liver Sketching Club.

Andy McCluskey. Liverpool Art Fair Selection Panel
Liverpool Art Fair Selection Panel