Keith Moss: conference photographer

Keith Moss


Keith was born in 1959 in Morley near Leeds. His love of photography began at the age of thirteen while on a trip to Lagos Nigeria with his parents. On his return he successfully exhibited and presented his work at his school.

He is self-taught and passionate about black and white photography, specifically film. He is an Official Ilford Artisan Partner qualified to teach the artisan process of film and darkroom photography and was instrumental in the concept behind Ilford’s “Share a Darkroom” idea.

Keiths’ inspiration comes from photographers Jean Loup Sieff, Robert Doisneau, Clyde Butcher and the main man Ansel Adams.

He guest lecturers at several universities throughout the UK, has appeared at Focus on Imaging at the Birmingham NEC and at the prestigious Photo Romania Festival where he held a street photography masterclass.

Author of the acclaimed book Urban Portraits, which contains images of the people Keith has met during his travels as well as hints and tips about street portraiture, he has also been fortunate enough to have photographed members of the royal family as well as many celebrities throughout his long career.


Keith has worked with Leica UK and Phase One camera brands, is a contributor to photography magazines and has had a successful 30-year career as an advertising photographer working for large blue-chip companies. He now puts his energy into passing on his passion and craft through workshops run from his gallery, studio and darkroom and now with the help of Dapper Dan the Darkroom Van at various locations in the UK and Europe.


“Photography is life.. it gives me the ability to express my every thought and emotion, It’s my way of communicating. It gives me fulfilment and above all photography gives me peace”


Keith Moss is the AoMO2018 photographer and be sharing his experiences in the panel session ‘Making a Living Through Art’ on Saturday at 3.30pm.

Keith is also running a Street Photography Masterclass on Thursday 10am-1pm. Please come along to the School of Arts on Grand Parade, Brighton with your camera. More information can be found here:

Street Photography


Katrin Kolo Artist in Residence 2018 -2020

AoMO would like to introduce the 2018-2020 Heather Hopfl Artist in Residence: Katrin Kolo

Katrin Kolo

I was trained as a dancer and choreographer from the age of five, received a Master in Economics and worked in management consulting. Realizing my work in choreography and consultancy had quite some similarities, I started to investigate art and organisation related research and projects, which led to my Master thesis in Transdisciplinarity in the Arts “Corporate Choreography”  as artistic research on contemporary forms of collaboration. Apart from my artistic and consulting occupations, I have been co-director of Tanzhaus Zürich and program and production manager of Zurich Festival.


I consider the functioning of organisations and society along choreographic structures, procedures and rules. My primary definitions of choreography are choreography as the design of the perception of movement in time and space and choreography as decision making. Applied on a society perspective I propose that decisions on individual and community levels are based on the perception of the movements in a certain time and environment. With my work I intend to widen the horizon for such choreographic perceptions, in order to give the individuals and collectives a wider range of possible decisions and to make use of a collective intelligence which is built on trust between individuals.


Examples of recent, ongoing and upcoming artistic projects: “The Many We Are”, Solo-Performance about women’s roles in professional, societal and private life, Corner College Zurich, Nov 2015“La Récréation de l’Opéra”, performance researching artistically dependencies of opera and society, Opernhaus Zürich and others, ongoing since Feb 2016 “Thinking as and with a collective body”, choreographic workshop as part of the exhibition 100 ways of thinking at Kunsthalle  Zürich, Sep 2018

As Heather Höpfl Artist in Residence 2018-2020 I plan to focus on gender topics in our research field and academic environment. During the Brighton 2018 conference a “Gender Collection” and “Höpfl-Performance” shall offer visibility and direct experiences of existing thoughts, research and discussion in this field. Whereas “The Gender Move –  A Collective Performance” is planned as the final piece at the conference in 2020. It will be developed from the “Höpfl-Performance”, the “gender collection” and experiences as well as material added in the time between conferences.

Emmanuel Guy (Artist in Residence 2016-2018) will also be present throughout the conference. He will bring with him not one but two chairs made as part of his AoMO residency!


Richard Durrant @ AoMO2018

Richard Durrant has performed tirelessly since his graduation from the Royal College of Music & London debut in 1986. He plays around seventy concerts each year at home and abroad and has written, arranged and discovered much new guitar repertoire.

Performing, composing, promoting music literacy and breaking down musical barriers has been his life’s work. In recent years, partly as an ecological statement, Richard has undertaken three concert tours on a bicycle and trailer, pedalling some 4,500 miles around the UK between venues.

Richard is a proud ambassador for the Brighton Youth Orchestra, patron of Guitars on the Beach in Shoreham by Sea, Fellow of London College of Music and board advisor to Guitarras del Corazon (Paraguay). In 2017 Richard launched his online teaching website The Richard Durrant Academy and in April 2018 his orchestra The Richard Durrant Orchestra gave a concert entirely of Richard’s own music including the ukulele concerto “Six Grooves for Ukulele” (Arts Council of Great Britain).

The Number 26 Bus to Paraguay

Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant explains how a number 26 Brighton bus took him to Paraguay and plays some of the vivid and colourful music he has discovered there.

His regular visits to this fascinating and magical part of South America have earned him accolades and awards whilst his concerts and recent trilogy of Paraguayan albums have uncovered the richness of guitar music being written in the region today.

Guitar in hand, Richard uncovers the beauty of Paraguayan music and explores the mysteries of La Ruta Mangoreana.

Richard Durrant will perform “The Number 26 Bus to Paraguay” at the Sallis Benney on Saturday 1st September at 5pm.

Song writing and Artisan Techno @AoMO2018

Mike Reinstein: Song writing

Mike Reinstein will be running a song writing workshop on Thursday 30th September at 3pm and will be encouraging impromptu musical performances throughout the conference! Please bring along your musical instruments to join Mike.

Mike Reinstein

Sam Warren: Artisan Techno

Sam Warren is Professor of Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management at Portsmouth Business School, UK. Her research interests lie at the intersection of aesthetics and capitalist economy, and she is best known for her foundational work on visual and sensory methodologies in the business and management fields. At this year’s conference she will play a live, audio-visual DJ set showcasing ‘artisan techno’ alongside findings from her research into the ‘grass roots creative labour’ of DJs in underground electronic music scenes. A life-long fan of electronic music, Sam finally felt brave enough to start teaching herself to DJ four years ago, and is now beginning to produce her own tracks. She is using this process to generate auto-ethnographic data on the transgressive experience of being a female electronic music producer in an overwhelmingly male dominated industry. Ongoing commentary on this project can be read at and you can hear more of Sam’s mixes at

To showcase data from a project exploring the challenges and opportunities facing ‘grassroots’ creative workers in a digital age and in the spirit of the conference theme of ‘performance’ Sam Warren will play a DJ set of approximately 30 minutes accompanied by a visual presentation. Sam will only play tracks released by small independent producers, (many of whom are informants of the study) in order to bring the data ‘sensually alive’ through music and dance. It is also offered as a fun social event, and the music style will be funky, melodic and groovy techno.

Prof Sam Warren will perform ‘Artisan Techno’ DJ set on Friday 31st August at 9pm

Sam Warren



Richard Olivier @ AoMO2018

“We’ve had 30 years of Arts in Management and the World is getting worse…”

Richard Olivier


Richard Olivier will speak about his journey – from being born in Brighton the son of leading actors, to a Theatre Director, to a Leadership Consultant, outlining some of the key inspirations and frustrations along the way. He will share recent explorations into the application of Archetypal Psychology and Archetypal Cosmology for Personal and Professional development. The talk will highlight the need for both leaders and those utilising arts in organisations to learn how to become ‘evolutionary field generators’ – capable of creating space where the future can be imagined, ‘pre-sensed’ and ‘acted in’ at a crucial time in human history.


Awarded Thought Leader 2013 by the Best Practice Institute, Richard Olivier is Artistic Director and founder of Olivier Mythodrama and works internationally as a leadership development consultant. He is the founding voice within Mythodrama – a new form of experiential learning which combines great stories with archetypal psychology, creative exercises and breakthrough coaching techniques to explore the complex issues faced by modern leaders.  From 1998-2003 he was the Master of Mythodrama at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and is an Associate Fellow of Said Business School, University of Oxford. He is the author of “Inspirational Leadership – Henry V and the Muse of Fire” & co-author of “Peak Performance Presentations – How to Present with Passion and Purpose”. He recently co-founded the C21st Leadership Lab and is writing a new book to be published in 2019 with Laurence Hillman, working title; “Archetypes at Work – evolving our stories…


Richard will present his keynote address on the 30th August 2018 at 5.30pm in the Sallis Benney Theatre

A sculptural experience

Once again, as we gather to explore our work as AoMO creatives, we invite you to join in and be creative in an interactive art piece situated at the heart of the conference. This artistic project; a sculptural experience based on the theme “Cultural identity and sense of space”, will be kick started at the formal opening of the conference and run throughout the days we spend together.  We encourage you to please bring a rock which symbolizes your home (however you conceptualize “home”), as these rocks will ground us and support our evolving sculpture.
The intention of the project is to give participants space for individual creative expression as well as a longitudinal experience of how creative processes evolve. This will be facilitated through a space where you can create and reflect; a place where the use of different materials can express and embrace your experiences from the conference.

The project will be located in the heart of the conference, both physically and emotionally.  This will provide you with the opportunity to modify the “self-sculpture” as the conference strengthens responses evolving among you as AoMO participants.


An introduction to the ‘Sculptural Experience’ will take place on Thursday as part of the formal opening of the conference. You will have the opportunity to collect your self-sculpture materials and then contribute to the community art building experience throughout the conference programme. Please visit and re-visit us and your sculpture. On Sunday morning, we will hold a debrief providing you with an opportunity to see, feel and share in each other’s experiences and understand a little more about the evolution of the community installation.



AoMO2018 Update

With just 2 days to go before AoMO2018 in Brighton here is the final programme and book of abstracts. We look forward to welcoming you in Brighton on Thursday 30th August!

There is still time to register here:

Updated Conference Programme: Performance Programme 2018

Book of Abstracts: Book of Abstracts AoMO2018

Workshop & Performance Highlights:

A Psychological Experiment in the Form of Performance Art

The Sound of Silence

Song Writing

Selling Beauty

Paintings Come to Life

Organizations as Storytellers

Imrpovisation Dance N Leadership

Harmony through Diversity

The Marks in the View

Coloured Scent

Understanding Academic Performance Through Play

Through a Stained Glass Darkly

Time to Call in the Clowns

The Take Over

Detox your Writing

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AoMO 2018 Conference Update

With just 63 days to go until AoMO2018 begins …

  • You can access the latest version of the conference programme below. Please note there have been substantial changes made to the previous version. If you spot any problems please email asap

                   AoMO Draft Programme 280618

  • Earlybird registration closes on July 1st. You can register at


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  • If you are exhibiting at the conference you will be able to set up on Wednesday 29th (pm) or Thursday 30th (am).


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