Ben Readman graduated from DIT Fine Art in 2003. He is a visual artist and the artistic and marketing director of BLOCK T, a multi-award winning creative organisation based in Dublin. Since then he participated in exhibitions and artist residencies in Ireland, France, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and China. In 2010 he won the International Mourlot Prize for contemporary painting in Marseille, France. Together with 8 years of experience as a teacher, art project facilitator, trainer of teachers and as a ICT / CPD development consultant Readman designed and built theatre and stage sets for the Fringe festival, Opera Ireland and Oxygen Music Festival. Most recently he was on the judging panel of the Arthur Guinness Projects Arts category 2013.