We Are Ready.
We are a small team based in Bath, UK. The arTag concept was the inspiration of artist, gallerist and curator Peter Dickinson who teamed up during 2016 with software entrepreneur George Lossius to design the App and Web portal. This was then developed by our engineering partner Bearded Hen Ltd for a controlled launch in February 2017 followed by a full launch in April 2017.
Peter Dickinson is an artist and curator. He gained a 1st BA Hons Fine Art painting and history from Chelsea School of Art and was selected for the New Contemporaries.
Peter has exhibited in Italy, Japan and Greece is a member of (AAH) Association of Art Historians, AIR and is a contributor to Turps Banana with his Sean Scully, John Hoyland and Katarina Grosse interviews. As well as being part of the Six Chapel Row contemporary art gallery team in Bath, he was the founding Chairman of Bath Area Network for Artists , co-creator of 5x5x5=creativity an arts education programme and is co-founder of The Artbar. Among the numerous exhibitions that he has curated are 'In Theory’, opened by Lars Nittve the first director of Tate Modern and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Stourhead for The National Trust. He has run workshops at Tate, Arnolfini and Newlyn, and lectured at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution and Bath Spa University. Other clients include The British Museum, Bolton Institute, IBM, Arup architectural engineers, The Woodland Trust, The Holburne Museum and Crest Nicholson.
George Lossius has been the CEO of significant software businesses in the UK, USA and France. “The neat simplicity and focus on helping people save time is what attracted me to Peter’s idea. Once we have helped people be able to focus more on creating more art or doing other value adding activities, we can move arTag to a second level of interaction and engagement”.
Bearded Hen Ltd is a mobile app specialist firm based in Bath. They help people create highly specialist solutions, but also have created and manage the cartoon archive www.cartoonstock.com which represents more than 1,000 of the World’s best cartoonists. Bearded Hen are more than the software developers of arTag, they are a fully fledged partner and part owner.