Jude Cowan Montague is an artist. writer and composer with a multi-media practice that crosses disciplines. She is active in new printmaking, installation, poetry, prose fiction, film history, vocal work and performance.
She is known for her innovative work with international news agency output. This practice developed while working as an archivist for the Reuters Television Archive. Her first collection For the Messengers (Donut Press 2011) re-formed edits from the Reuters output during 2008 as individual poems. Her album The Leidenfrost Effect (Folkwit Records 2015) was co-composed with Dutch producer Wim Oudijk and reimagines quirky stories from the Reuters Life! feed.
She is a broadcaster and curates and hosts The News Agents a weekly hybrid news-arts show on Resonance 104.4 FM.
Her First Class BA (Hons) degree in English Literature from Oxford University was followed with a PhD in film studies from the Birkbeck College, University of London and later by an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell School of Arts. She was awarded the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers' graduate prize, 2014 - 2016.