Fran Cottell is an artist and Senior Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts in MA fine art / BA Context. In 2008 she curated Concrete Dreams: Art, Architecture and Social Space with Liz Harrison for Apt gallery / Open House, bringing together 27 artists, motivated by diverse issues such as pathos, humour, desire, history, power, wealth and neglect. Other exhibitions include 2005 / 6 Collecting Time: the Living and the Dead, 2003 / 4 Still Live and 2001 Display which are an ongoing series of live installations displaying the contents, visitors and occupants of her house. Her 2008 work Gold Balls is a large scale public art project, part of the Deptford X projects, From 1996–8 she worked on public art projects / design teams with Terry Watts, London Boroughs of Merton and Newham, Mike Walker, David Powell Associates, Price and Myers, Electrosonic, Common Ground and Levitt Bernstein Associates. She has been Executive of the Public Art Forum from 1997–2002.