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2018 external selection panel

Each selector is given the applicants bio and 3 images they send along with their submission document. The 2016 Exhibition was just 100% over subscribed, making the selection very challenging for our selection panel.

The 2018 Selection Panel consists of the following people:

Elizabeth Armstrong BA (Hons), MSc (Lon), MBPsS, FRSA

 Liz ArmstrongElizabeth graduated from the University Sussex where she studied History and History of Art.

She founded and was Head of Cambridge Arts & Sciences Independent Sixth Form College (CATS) and Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) for 23 years and Co-Founder of Cambridge Education Group (CEG), global education specialists. 

During her headship Elizabeth designed and founded Cambridge's first independent Art Foundation Course and later went on to establish the town's first Independent Drama Foundation Course in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

 Elizabeth has devoted her life's work to the education of teenagers and young adults, energetically pursuing her ideals and promoting art in education; she has been a teacher and mentor and remains a committed educationalist. 

Her specialist interests include the importance of art in education, approaches to artistic training and learning through art. She is a sponsor of local art, music and drama organisations and a member of the Royal Society of Arts.


Kip Gresham – Master Printmaker 

Kip is a master printmaker working constantly in collaboration with top artists to realise their artistic vision.

Kip GreshamWith a long history in the printmaking business Kip started in 1975 setting up the Manchester Print Workshop, before moving to Cambridge in 1982 to set up the Chilford Hall Press. In 1989 he set up the Gresham studio in Duxford, before moving to Toft. The Print Studio in Toft was born in 2002. 

Fine examples of the collaborative work Kip has produced at The Print Studio can be seen at

We are thrilled to have such a highly respected and regarded printmaker on our selection panel once more.

Morag Walsh Barnes

Morag BarnesMorag joined Kettle’s Yard in early 2017 from Tate, and prior to this was at Christie’s, working on post-war and contemporary art auctions and private sales in London and New York. Morag has an M.Litt. in Modern and Contemporary Art from the University of Glasgow.

It is a great pleasure to have Morag joining the COPB18 selection panel for the first time.