Creative Team Ghost Peloton

Angus Farquhar
Creative Director, NVA
Angus Farquhar, Creative Director of NVA was born in Aberdeenshire in 1961 and grew up in Edinburgh. A degree in English and Drama at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, led to 10 years as a core member of Test Dept, a radical music collective based in New Cross, South London. Returning to Scotland in 1989, Angus re-initiated the Beltane Fire Festival and has produced and directed NVA’s temporary and permanent public art works and events since its inception in 1992.

Phil Supple
Associate Director
Phil grew up in Croydon, South London and studied Archaeology at Newcastle University. Graduating in 1992, he returned south for summer jobs with L.B. Lambeth Arts & Ents, working on free public events. Two decades later, Phil is a Lighting Designer specialising in outdoor, site specific and landscape projects. Recent work includes Aisling’s Children for Homecoming 2009, Northumberland Lights and The Electric Forest with Culture Creative and The Mill Project , highly commended at The Lighting Design Awards 2011. This is Phil’s third project with NVA. /

Sharon Watson
Sharon was appointed as the 7th Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre in May 2009, having danced with the Company from 1989 to 1997 and toured internationally as Rehearsal Director from 2000 to 2006. Her own company ABCD was formed in 1998. Focusing largely on working with live music, ABCD has toured both nationally and internationally. In 2010 she was named as one of the Cultural Leadership Programme’s Women to Watch, a list of 50 influential women working in arts and culture in the UK selected by a distinguished panel made up of figures from the cultural and creative industries. Having choreographed four pieces already for the company, her latest work Repetition of Change had its premiere as part of Phoenix’s 2013 Particle Velocity programme. Recent other work includes choreographing for NVA’s Speed of Light on Salford Quays, and choreographing mass dance events for the BBC’s Frankenstein’s Wedding and the Coca-Cola’s Olympic Torch celebration in Leeds.

Anthony Davey (Frame Missing)
Frame Missing is the musical project of Anthony Davey; producer, composer and electronic music artist, based in the North West of England. Anthony previously operated under the name Brother Zac, and found success while releasing work on the independent Manchester label, Blanc Mange Records. His ‘Dry Riser’ EP was picked up by John Peel, and tracks from it were played by the legendary DJ on his Radio 1 show. Having returned to writing in 2009, under the name Frame Missing, Anthony produced the ambient album, ‘transpennine’; a selection of pieces and soundscapes influenced by the dramatic landscapes surrounding his hometown of Hebden Bridge. Anthony is a multi-instrumentalist, equally at home on the guitar, piano, synth/sampler, or behind the desk in his studio. He also co-owns the leading Manchester digital recording studio, Airtight Productions.

James Johnson
James studied at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, gaining a Masters in Industrial Design Engineering. He has since gone on to work with some of the world’s most prestigious design offices in London, Paris and Japan, with furniture designer Jasper Morrison, architect Norman Foster, architect, artist and engineer Santiago Calatrava and has worked in the past with NVA on numerous projects. He specialises in the design of product, furniture, lighting and bespoke interactive installations, for a diverse range of clients.