Bryony Stone is a writer and senior editor.

After graduating from King’s College with a First Class Honours in English Literature, Bryony went on to work at Mother London, Secret Cinema, Wonderland and Rollacoaster magazines. She then joined It’s Nice That as Deputy Editor before taking the role of Acting Editor, leading the publication's digital and print output.

Now freelance, Bryony combines editorial, cultural and strategic expertise to communicate stories to audiences online, in print and through events. She works with creative agencies including Anyways, Just So, Platform13, Dazed Studio and AKQA.

Portrait by Laura McCluskey

Writing

Bryony writes about art and culture for publications including It’s Nice That, Dazed, AnOther, i-D, VICE, Refinery29, Wonderland, Rollacoaster, King Kong, Riposte, Man About Town, Broadly and LAW. She has made branded editorial for Vans, Converse, Burberry, Nike, MINI, Size? and many more.

Examples:

  1. Choreographer Holly Blakey on courting criticism and embracing pop culture
  2. The Medea twins' new film is inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky and the Olsens
  3. Enter Solange-collaborator Jacolby Satterwhite's ‘virtual reality den’
  4. Poet and producer James Massiah remembers the times he's felt most free
  5. Photographer Huang Jiaqi catches himself in freefall
  6. Gareth Wrighton is making clothes for the post-truth present
  7. Maria Pasenau’s bold photo book is a living record of coming of age
  8. Is Sound Meditation The Answer To Your Anxiety?
  9. grace wales bonner is bringing meditation and spirituality to the serpentine
  10. The Young Artist Working at the Intersection of Industrial Design and Art
  11. “The work is for the people”: Hassan Hajjaj’s journey from Marrakech to Madonna
  12. “Fear and desire for connection and the blocks to it”: artist Martine Syms on her exhibition Grand Calme
  13. “I’ve found that power really enjoys having truth spoken”: stage designer Es Devlin shares decades of working wisdom
  14. “Disquieting and disarming”: artist Eddie Peake on his latest show at White Cube
  15. Performance art’s “master” Tehching Hsieh on the importance of isolation
  16. Brothers Gaika and Kibwe Tavares talk youth, grief and their boundless work ethic
  17. Light and shadow: Tim Noble and Sue Webster on their creative relationship
  18. Anxiety, speed and rave flyers: artist Mark Leckey on his iconic video “Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore”
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Curation

In 2017, Bryony founded IRL platform all in: The first all in: event was a 10-day long exhibition held at House of Vans, Waterloo. all in: the mind brought together 19 emerging and established creatives including Tim Noble, Akinola Davies, Celia Hempton and A Sai Ta, to look a closer look at mental health.

all in: the mind was covered by Dazed, i-D, Refinery29, LOVE magazine, Wonderland, TimeOut London, Amuse and ArtViste. Over 700 people attended the opening night and the panel discussion sold out.

In August 2018, Bryony transformed the House of Vans gallery space into an site-specific, pop-up artists' residency called all in: progress, building a community of London's most promising young talent right underneath the city's busiest station.

Fine artist Alfie Kungu, fashion designer Paolina Russo, painter George Rouy and multidisciplinary artist Wilson Oryema generated a new entire body of work across fine art, poetry and fashion, driving their practice in unexpected new directions in response to the community working alongside them. The residency was covered by publications including Dazed, Wonderland, ELLE , Evening Standard, TimeOut, i_-D, It's Nice That and Another Man.

In October 2018, Bryony curated all in: bodied at Galeria Melissa in Covent Garden presented by Brazilian shoe brand Melissa. A collaboration between artist Zoë Marden, designer Sinéad O’Dwyer, choreographer Grace Nicol and dance artist Becky Namgauds, all in: bodied was a love letter to the female-identifying body in motion: the way she occupies space, the infinite variation of forms she takes and the way she moves through the world. all in: bodied was covered by It's Nice That, Dazed Beauty and ELLE.

Speaking

Bryony has curated, chaired and spoken on panels including 50 Years On, a collaboration between It’s Nice That, Camden Council and CSM celebrating creativity in the LGBTQ community, It’s Nice That’s popular monthly event Nicer Tuesdays, European creativity conference Eurobest, a Digital Detox with Bbyface and Nike, The Other Art Fair, The Laundry Arts: Women, Creativity and Sport supported by Nike Women and her own IRL platform all in: supported by Vans.