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About Royal Jelly Factory

Royal Jelly Factory is a partnership formed in 2003 between Lucy Head and David Barrett. We produce, publish and distribute the New Art Up-Close series of books. We also offer web-design services. We are self-funded and not affiliated with any other organization.

Lucy Head is an artist and editor who completed her BA at the Ruskin School of Art, Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1997. She has since worked freelance as an exhibition organizer and was Managing Editor of eyestorm for two years.

David Barrett is an artist and critic who has written widely on art for a decade (Art Monthly, frieze, Art+Text, etc) and has also lectured at art schools and galleries (Goldsmiths, Slade, Tate Britain, Serpentine Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, etc). He completed his BA at the Byam Shaw School of Art in 1994 and his MA at the Slade School of Art, University College London, in 1997. He is associate editor at Art Monthly, and a collection of his art writing and online artworks can be found on his website,