Winchester Film & Art CIC is fronted by:
Founder. Editor. Curator
John Hayes is founder and co-ordinator of the Winchester Short Film Festival, editor in chief of Winchester’s first satire magazine SMUG and co-founder of the Salon Auteur. John acts as agent to award winning satire artist Mark Michael. Over the last two years he curated 24 exhibitions in Winchester and London, and run 5 international film clubs as curator of the Jewry St Gallery, art café, which was finalist in the BID Commitment to the City Award 2014. In 2015 John guided the WFA to be Winners of the 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, Beirut and Winchester. He has an unfeasibly young wife with whom he has two sons. Collectively they speak five languages. John’s interests and enthusiasm emerge naturally from his own working premise that all means and media may be artfully presented so as to better inform our limitless desire for communication.
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. As an open gallery, this served to make very readily evident the immense and currently unseen creative resource of the city. Like John, Sally is also very desirous of good ‘communication’ and for which art is paragon, most particularly as a way to identifying what, if anything, might then be left to stand as ‘truth’.