Laura Egerton is a Dubai-based writer and curator. Moving to the UAE from the UK in 2006, she was one of the founding team behind Art Dubai where she ran education programmes, selected art projects and was Curator of the Abraaj Group Art Prize for its first five years. Since 2013 she has embarked on a new career as a freelance arts writer and consultant, regularly contributing to UAE-based publications such as Canvas, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, Architectural Digest ME and Selections. She also orchestrates the publication, app and social media campaigns for Art Week each March and works closely with a number of galleries and art organisations advising them on future strategy. Laura has worked for Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice and Christies Auction House, London and holds MA's in art history from Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Anna McNay is a freelance art writer and editor, she is Deputy Editor at State Media. She contributes regularly to Studio International and Photomonitor and has been widely published in a variety of other print and online art and photography journals and newspapers, including The Guardian and Time Out.
McNay’s work spans a variety of formats, including reviews, profiles, interviews, portfolios and essays. She has written catalogue essays for WW Gallery, Espacio Gallery, the Mall Galleries and the Royal Academy of Arts.
Educated at the University of Oxford (BA, MPhil) and Birkbeck College, University of London (MA, History of Art), she is a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).
McNay’s background is in linguistics and she has held teaching and research fellowships at the University of Oxford and the Humboldt University, Berlin. She has taught at post-graduate level and lectured worldwide.