About us

Pencil gives artists the opportunity and the space to share their work with a wider audience.

We will hear about their creative process, the importance of collaboration and how they are responding to the challenges we face ahead. In addition to interviews, we will be sharing behind the scenes footage and documentaries from musicians, dancers, writers, illustrators, photographers, actors and sculptors. By creating this journal, we hope to initiate a positive discussion from a community who are actively redefining the sector.

Susannah Browning

Stephen Browning Associates (SBA) launched Pencil in 2020 in response to the challenges that the sector is facing. As an arts management consultancy, SBA wanted to give artists the opportunity to speak about their work to a wider audience and hopefully to build collaborative partnerships across the sector.

Anthony Caro: Promenade 1996 (Yorkshire Sculpture Park)
Barbara Hepworth: Winged Figure 1961-2 (The Hepworth Wakefield)