Game designer, artist & producer at Biome Collective, Co-curator at Arcadia
Malath Abbas is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Malath has helped to establish Scotland's first game collective and co-working space Biome Collective, a diverse, inclusive melting pot of technology, art and culture for people who want to create, and explore games, digital art and technology.
Twitter: @maltron3D and @biomecollective
Assistant Curator, V&A Dundee
Lauren Bassam is an Assistant Curator at V&A Dundee, having previously been based in the Design, Architecture and Digital Department of V&A South Kensington. Prior roles include Assistant Producer of the SPACE Art + Technology programme, Events Programme Lead at Codebase – Scotland and the UK’s largest community led technology incubator, as well as Programme Coordinator for the 2015 Turing Festival.
Nicola is an illustrator based in Glasgow. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2018. Her work is centered around drawing and storytelling using both traditional and digital techniques.
Nicola’s work incorporates humour, fantasy and whimsy and often explores unconventional forms of narrative with imagery.
Social Media: @nicolahenry
Lecturer, School of Design and Informatics, Abertay University / Independent Curator and Co-founder of NEoN
Clare Brennan is an artist, curator and lecturer at Abertay University, and co-founder/co-curator of NEoN Digital Arts, as well as delivering Abertay Universities Weave programming strand. She is interested in facilitating collaborations that bring together art, games and communities to explore experimental, playful and meaningful ways to connect, share and make.
Curator, V&A Dundee
Meredith More is a Curator at V&A Dundee specialising in Scotland's design history. She was one of the curators of the museum's Scottish Design Galleries, as well as the exhibition 'Ocean Liners: Speed and Style' at the Peabody Essex Museum, the V&A South Kensington and V&A Dundee. Most recently, she was the Project Curator on 'Videogames: Design, Play, Disrupt' at V&A Dundee.
Head of Learning, V&A Dundee
Having worked in the arts, culture and the museum sector for the last 15 years, Joanna Mawdsley is currently Head of Learning at V&A Dundee. Prior to this, she worked at National Galleries of Scotland for several years, leading on many innovative and collaborative projects using artworks as a stimulus for creative learning and teaching.