The Artists

We are fortunate enough to work with an incredible range of artists.  Take a look at their profiles below.  If you are a professional artist and are interested in working with us, please get in touch via our 'Get in touch' page..


Beyond Anxiety


Tim Sargent

Tim Sargent born in 1987 lives and works in London, having graduated from the Design Interactions course at the Royal Collage of Art. His work often explores the intersection between science and art and the role of emerging technologies within society. Recent projects include working as a Researcher in Residence at Kingston University and showing at Inter/sections hosted by Queen Mary University.

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Ben Hadley

Ben is co-artistic director of on the button, for whom he has devised and directed No Place LikeDon't Panic! It's Challenge Anneka, and The Overcoat. The company has a particular interest in art-science cross-disciplinary projects (their latest piece is a show for young audiences about brain injury). They have performed at the Young Vic, the Edinburgh Fringe, and toured the UK. As a movement director, Ben has made work for spaces in the National Portrait Gallery and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, as well as collaborating with theatre companies Concert Theatre and Potential Difference. He trained at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

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Sophie Horton

Sophie is a London based theatre maker and musician who trained at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq. She has made work with companies including Yellow Earth Theatre, Forest Forge Theatre and Longborough Festival Opera. She leads choirs across London in association with Some Voices, with whom she also sings professionally. Sophie is co-artistic director of on the button, and has devised and performed in productions which have played at The Young Vic, Edinburgh Festival and toured the UK. 


Ben Target

Ben Target is a multi award-winning comedian and artist. His interactive performances use story, unusual visuals and found objects to explore play, well-being and togetherness. He has lead workshops for Soho Theatre Young Company, London Festival of Architecture and Comedy Club 4 Kids Academy. He has also made installations for the Royal Academy of Art, State Library of Victoria and New Designers. His critically acclaimed solo shows have toured internationally, following his debut's success, which was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award - best newcomer. He also won the national stand-up accolade - Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. He has written and performed for BBC3, Channel 4, Comedy Central and BBC Radio 4. 

Beyond Memories

Natasha Cossey

Natasha Cossey is a Community Artist, Designer and Creative Facilitator based in London, she has been working professionally in collaborative participant centred projects for the past 13 years across many settings particularly within schools, museums, festivals, the NHS and community centres across the country.

Her workshops have come to be regarded as playful and personal with high visual impact and levels of high engagement particularly within large events, carnivals, exhibitions but also has been specifically designing workshops for marginalised people at risk of isolation to bring communitys together. Her wealth of experience in designing playful processes for all extends to developing programmes and bespoke projects with leading national and global organisations Trans-Form India 2013 and 2016, Trans-Form Lesbos 2016, Larking Arts, Satelitte Arts, Emergency Exit Arts, Fantasy High Street, BeautifulMess, Mind, Artburst, Eastbourne YMCA, Hastings NHS, Brent Council, Inflate, Halisham CAMHS, Regenerate Festival, Glastonbury Festival.


Nicole Morris

Nicole Morris received an MA from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2011. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Sisters, Space In Between, London (2017) Girlfriend, National Gallery, Prague (2016); Caprice, Open Space, Baltimore (2015); TTTT, Jerwood Space, London (2014); Young London, V22, London (2013); Quantum Leap, Embassy Gallery Edinburgh and Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2013); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA and Liverpool Biennial (2012); A Romance In Two Parts, Galeria Magda Bellotti, Madrid (2012); 20 Rue de Jacob- A salon for Performance and Other Happenings, Galleria Rajatila, Finland (2012); Claire Baily, Nicole Morris and Ben Schumacher, Laure Genillard, London (2011). In 2017 she was awarded a grant by the Arts Council England and was Family Artist in Resident at the Camden Arts Centre.

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Sophie Michael

Sophie Michael is a London based artist working across 16mm film, photography and installation. She studied at Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Academy Schools and exhibits in film festivals and galleries internationally. Her latest solo show Trip (the light fantastic) ran through summer 2016 at Tate Britain, as part of the Art Now series.

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Beyond My Brain


Candice Hirson

Candice is a South African artist and educator who is now living in London. In 2007 she graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, S.A with an honours degree in fine art and an additional major in clinical psychology. After meandering around the world, Hirson returned to South Africa to complete a PGCE in art education (2011). She has been involved in the production of independent art events and exhibitions, and has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Johannesburg and London. When she is not in the classroom, inspiring creativity in the youth of London, Hirson is painting scenes of sublime natural forms.


Ivan Liotchev 

Ivan is an artist and curator based in Manchester, UK. He is the director of the International Collaborative Drawing Project, a worldwide initiative to unite people through collaborative drawing and other media. His work has been exhibited internationally throughout Europe and the USA.

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Holly Birtles 
Holly investigates the relationship between human expression, performance, tactility and the flat photographic document. The process obscures the surface of photographs, introducing a suggestion of three dimension, layering and physicality. The act of re-photographing (flattening) is used as an antagonistic tool, eradicating vital sensory perceptions posed by the tangible and lumpy objects. Holly completed her MFA at The Slade School of Art and BA Photographic Arts at The University of Westminster. Some recent exhibits include: The Valetta Film Festival, Baltic Book Arts, Bergen Book Art Fair, Doomed Gallery and Cultural Centre Belgrade.

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Rutie Borthwick 

Rutie is an artist who works with installation, sculpture, performance and paint. She graduated from The Slade School of Art, UCL in 2015 and won The Adrian Carruthers Studio Award with ACME studios. When not taking over rooms and buildings she teaches courses at the JW3 in north London. 

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Virginia Pitts

Virginia is a filmmaker and independent scholar. She has directed short films (selected to screen at 30 international film festivals), documentaries, award-winning television drama and dance films. She wrote a PhD on cross-cultural filmmaking and has held lectureships in the UK and New Zealand. Her current practice-based research explores collaborative screenwriting techniques that draw on improvisation, kinesthetics and musicality.


Beyond Tics & Beyond Seizures


Alexander Hirst

My core artistic practice has always been stimulated by new technology and investigating scientific advancements. Originally a painter my practice has organically become increasingly multi-disciplinary, through these additional interests, from exhibiting kinetic sculptures while studying a BA degree in Fine Art & Art History at Lancaster University to devising technology driven installations and developing bespoke printing techniques with the London Brain Project.


Angela Farragher

I graduated from AIT in 2012 with a BA in Design Communications which involved various forms of print, design, bookmaking and photography. In 2013 I received an Honours Degree in Digital Media which covered animation and motion graphics. It is these four years that I got to explore my passion for using mixed mediums and also discovered my desire for artistic photography. I would describe myself as a mixed media artist and photographer. My work and projects would mostly be escaping reality almost fantasy-like. 


Rachel Daniel

Rachel Daniel explores the boundaries between art and medicine through drawing, film and installation work. She is currently a PhD student at Lancaster University conducting research into contemporary drawing practices.  


Julia Vogl

Holding American and British passports I startle the atlantic pursuing major public art commissions and engaging with various communities. I graduated from the Slade School of Art in 2011, and have become a professional social sculptor exploring in my work social, political, economic, medical and other Life style issues. Public commissions include work in a NYC park, a London supermarket, Berlin former women’s prison, a riad in Fez Morocco, Silver Spring Maryland shopping mall, Newcastle Museum & Krakow arts festival. Most recently I installed work at Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol and decked out a Vauxhall car with 200 hundred people in a Folkestone parking lot. In 2012  I won the Aesthetica Art Prize, Catlin Art Prize, and was recognized by American for the Arts Public Art in Review. When not making engaging art you can find me writing postcards, baking or directing art workshops for the London Brain Project. 


Piers Bailey

Filmmaking has been in my blood from a very young age and has always been a huge passion of mine. It wasn't until college however that I started to dream of making a career from it! Now, after having graduated from The University of Kent last year, I have worked with the London Brain Project, Le Mot Juste and even with worldwide TV companies such as MTV, ITV and IMG to feed this passion. For any filmmaking enquiries just send me an email!


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Le Mot Juste Theatre

Le Mot Juste is devoted to creating theatre which moves: both visually arresting and emotionally engaging. An ensemble based company led by Sophie Horton and Ben Hadley, their work seeks to provoke the audience’s imagination through the exploration and discovery of new and exciting theatrical languages. 


Alexandre Moreau

I am a neuroscientist and freelance photographer passionate about science outreach and public engagement. I obtained my MSc and PhD in Neuroscience from University Paris Sud and joined University College as a postdoctoral fellow in 2010. My research focuses on the plasticity of neuronal circuits in the healthy and diseased neocortex. Outside the lab, I share my passion for the brain through school outreach, public engagement conferences and the organisation of science fair workshops. Since arriving in London I have explored further my interest for photography by covering public events and live performances but also by producing abstract and travel stock photographs for Getty Images. I am very exciting to be part of the London Brain Project because it brings together what I mostly love to do: sharing science and art with people who matter.