Kane Cunningham has been an artist and lecturer for over 30 years. He is perhaps best known for buying a house on the edge of a cliff in Scarborough. As a site-specific art installation it achieved world-wide attention and notoriety. This was a project that was concerned with the landscape and the environment. Kane used the house as a studio for three years. This resulted in an exhibition of large scale watercolours at Scarborough Art Gallery with Internationally acclaimed landscape photographer Joe Cornish. Kane has also made frequent appearances on TV and radio.


John Oxley MBE FSA was City of York archaeologist for 30 years. During this time he has overseen significant archaeological digs within the city that have given a greater understanding of York’s rich history. John specialises in urbanism in Roman and post-Roman Europe. He has worked as an archaeologist in St Petersburg and Novgorod in Russia. He has appeared on radio, and has appeared on Time Team. John works hard to ensure that heritage is accessible to all. 


Palette and Trowel is now working with Big Ideas By The Sea CIC to promote and develop the exciting Big Ideas By The Sea Festival in Scarborough.