media publicity for the visual arts


UK Arts media database

Press releases

Targeted media lists

Press release distribution

Picture editing

Image distribution  

Feature articles

Exhibition catalogue copy

Copy writing and editing

Academic proofreading



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Founder and Director Mercedes Smith is a graduate

of University College Falmouth and has a BA Hons in Contemporary Visual Arts, a Masters in 20th Century

Art Histories and Theories and is a member of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders, London.


She previously worked in Communications at Tate St Ives, was Arts Editor of Here and Now Magazine, Arts Editor of Devon Life Magazine and the regular arts writer for Cornwall Life Magazine. She continues to write as an independent arts journalist as well as a professional arts PR writer.


Most recently her arts writing, feature articles and exhibition previews have been published on BBC Arts Get Creative, Culture 24, AN News, Info Ceramica and in The Guardian, Ceramic Review, Crafts, Craft & Design, Exclusively British, Manor, Devon Life, Cornwall Today, Cornwall Living and Cornwall Life amongst others.


Additional writers

FAComms is lucky enough to have access to several freelance writers, all of whom have significant track records

in both the Arts and press communications.


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