About Us

Winchester Film & Art CIC is fronted by:

Image JohnJohn Hayes
Founder. Editor.

John Hayes is founder and director of the Winchester Film Festival, editor in chief of the satire magazine SMUG and co-director of the upcoming National Portrait open Salon Auteur. John has curated over 25 exhibitions,  run 5 international film clubs and acts as agent to award winning satire artist Mark Michael.  In 2015 John guided the WFA to be Winners of the BID commitment to the City Award.  John’s background is as therapist and he is author of’ the books ‘The Art of Being Human‘, a therapist’s guide to romance, football, evolution and heaven and ‘Safe Space’, a practitioner’s guide to treating anxiety.  John is also responsible for the language acquisition methodology the  Spiral Approach Method.  In previous incarnations, John has lived in Malawi, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia and Beirut


image sallySally Ingram
Woman. Brain.

Not 100% English. By nature an artist, in fact educated as a scientist, though both just languages for seeking the ‘truth’. Suspected future Nobellist for revealing the chromosome telomere as an operational qubit. Whilst an offered place at City & Guilds could not be taken up, a science degree could be afforded and so, after a decade of working in radio, TV, book and magazine publishing, Sally returned to study as a mature student and , via Imperial College, eventually arrived in Winchester as a Cybernetician. After assisting in the set-up of the King Alfred College Business School, another decade passed working for Hampshire County Council before art won out and she took a sabbatical to open the proof-of-concept pop-up gallery, Pop-Atelier, which served to make very readily evident the immense and currently unseen creative resource of the city.