Matthew Hearn is a part-time lecturer at Newcastle University, a writer and a curator. He recently curated Re-Make/Re-Model (2010/11), National Glass Centre, Sunderland and SPECTRUM: WHITTLEHOGARTHPRATTTREND (2011), NewBridge Space, Newcastle upon Tyne. He has written for various magazines and publications and is currently Commissioning Editor for IOTA, a programme of public art practice in Inverness, Scotland.