Emma Geliot Editor

Emma Geliot - CCQ Editor

Emma Geliot, has been immersed in the arts scene in Wales since graduating as an artist in 1985. Since then she has run arts projects and programmes; organised festivals and exhibitions; written books; commissioned artworks and provided a strategic overview for the visual arts at the Arts Council of Wales.

Since leaving the Arts Council, Emma has used her formal training as a journalist in her role as deputy for blown magazine. She has also written for a wide number of arts publications and organisations, run a blog on contemporary art in Wales and edited a compendium of g39 s first 13 years. Her twin passions for the arts and print led her to develop CCQ magazine as an internationally-facing arts publication, with a conversational, independent and engaged focus.

Ric Bower - Deputy Editor

Ric Bower - Deputy Editor

Ric is a highly respected photographer, for which he has won a number of awards for his work including the AXA Photographic Portrait Commission and he has been a finalist in the Schweppes Photographic Portrait Award. He is a panel member for the National Photographic Portrait commission (a partnership between Amgueddfa Cymru and the National Portrait Gallery). He has lectured in photography for various Higher Education institutions in Wales.

The founding editor of blown Magazine the international arts, fashion and music magazine with its roots in Wales he has acted as a publishing consultant for a number of universities and colleges specialising in the arts. His passion, enthusiasm and rigorous attention to detail is an important contributory factor to the look and quality of CCQ.

Rhiannon Lowe - Sales and Assistant Editor

Rhiannon has worked within the arts in Wales and England for the last 15 years for _MG_2665organisations ranging from Crescent Arts in Scarborough, S1 Artspace in Sheffield, Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown, mid Wales, Chapter in Cardiff and Wales at Venice. She works for CCQ as a general assistant, running the office, assisting with editing, design and layout, and on photo shoots. When not in the office, Rhiannon also makes and exhibits her own drawings.

Pete Telfer Culture Colony

Peter Telfer - Culture Colony, photo copyright Keith Morris

Pete Telfer is an extraordinary film maker, whose mission has been to connect and document the arts scene in Wales. He founded Culture Colony Y Wladfa Newydd as a space for sharing and developing ideas for the creative community in Wales and, through his television company Pixel Foundry, has made films for mainstream television, for a wide variety of clients and, of course for Culture Colony.

Pete s unwavering commitment to providing platforms for the arts and arts community has helped him create a vast network of supporters and earned him wide professional respect. CCQ s ethos is very much in line with Pete s and we look forward to working in partnership to stimulate more creative conversations about the arts in Wales. Pete is a director at CCQ.

Petra Aydin Barberini

Petra is a multi-disciplinary artist/designer. Originally trained in Industrial design in Cardiff, she went on to train and practise as a Fine Artist in the Netherlands specialising in site specific installations and media art. Her present practice includes working with jewellery and writing for performance. Petra has recently been appointed as an associate lecturer at CSAD and has also taken on a director role at CCQ.