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Jonathan Callan - Idiot Compression

Courtesy the artist. Photo Stefan Handy.

Fiona Banner - Jane's

HD digital film projection, 2013. Courtesy the artist. Photo Stefan Handy.

Anselm Kiefer's work in Never Judge a Book...

Courtesy the artist and White Cube. Photo Stefan Handy.

Meadow Arts Board of Trustees


Meadow Arts is a Charitable Organisation, operating under the stewardship of its Board of Trustees.              

Meadow Arts Board is currently made up of 9 Trustees (2022):



Chair: Richard Heatly

Start of tenure: 2015

Richard Heatly was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and then Middlesex, and worked in advertising before studying at the London College of Furniture. He was Principal of Hereford College of Arts until 2015, having previously worked in arts higher education following a career as a furniture designer and maker. He has had a lifelong interest in the arts, and was Chair of the Hereford Photography Festival for 8 years. He currently sits on the boards of Borderlines Film Festival and the Courtyard Centre for the Arts in Hereford. He has recently helped to set up the Herefordshire Cultural Partnership which is also developing a bid for Hereford to be City of Culture 2021, and he is involved with the development of NMiTE, the new university for Herefordshire. He joined the Board of Meadow Arts in September 2015, and became Chair in April 2016.


Joanna Freeman

Start of Tenure: March 2019

Joanna is an arts producer and project manager based in Shropshire. She has over a decade of experience in arts education, programming and producing a broad range of participative opportunities for young people and communities nationwide. This includes work delivered for or with The Birmingham REP Theatre, Manchester Camerata, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Joanna has also designed and delivered programmes of cross-arts learning in schools across the UK for creative education organisations including Artis Foundation, One Day and Bigfoot.

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Claire Walsh

Start of tenure: 2014

Claire has been Director of Brunswick Arts since 2008, a company dedicated to promoting and managing the reputation and interests of arts, cultural and charitable organisations, offering creative solutions and strategic advice to the entire arts world. She has an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Arts.

Deborah Robinson

Start of tenure: 2016

Deborah Robinson is currently Head of Exhibitions at The New Art Gallery Walsall. She has been responsible for the contemporary art programme since the opening of the gallery in 2000. She has curated many exhibitions, including solo shows by Mat Collishaw, Joana Vasconcelos and Idris Khan. Deborah frequently commissions new work and co-commissioned Zarina Bhimji’s film Yellow Patch (2012) which launched concurrently in London and Walsall. She leads on the delivery of Engine, a professional development programme for artists and curators in the West Midlands. The programme is delivered in partnership with New Art West Midlands. Deborah also serves on the NAWM Advisory Group and the Visual Arts Acquisitions Advisory Group for the British Council Collection.

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The Very Reverend Nicholas Bury

Start of tenure: April 2017

Nick studied theology at Cambridge and Oxford and spent a year teaching at Betong in Sarawak. He was ordained in 1968 and served as a curate in Liverpool 1968 – 1971. He made a film with the BBC entitled “A Year in the Life of the Curate”. From 1971-75 he was Chaplain at Christ Oxford, before moving to Stevenage to work until 1984. In 1997, he became Dean of Gloucester, moving to Ledbury in 2010 when he retired. He lectures on art illustrating Christian themes and is Chair of the Trustees of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust and acts as a local representative for the Shannon Trust at Long Lartin Prison.

Daniel Pryde-Jarman

Start of Tenure: December 2019

Daniel Pryde-Jarman is an artist and curator whose research interests include institutional critique, the politics of display, and forms of self-organised artist-led culture.

Pryde-Jarman has been involved in setting up several artist-run spaces, including Grey Area in Brighton (2006 - 2012), and is currently Director of Meter Room project space & studios, an arts charity based in Coventry that provides affordable studio space to recent art graduates. Pryde-Jarman trained at the University of Brighton and Chelsea College of Arts, and completed his practice-based PhD in Curatorial Practice at Coventry University. He is currently Fine Art Course Leader at Hereford College of Arts.

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Louisa Mayor

Start of Tenure: March 2020

Louisa Mayor has over 15 years’ experience working in the Visual Arts. Since graduating from Edinburgh University, Louisa has worked for commercial galleries in both London and Paris, museums, and Zoo Art Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts. Most recently she was Artistic Programme Manager at Meadow Arts.

Louisa is also passionate about rural affairs and has a Masters’ degree from Royal Agricultural University.

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Adam Neal – Youth Trustee

Start of Tenure: March 2019

 Adam Neal is a Birmingham-based practising artist, documenter and educator, now occupying a position as Youth Trustee with Meadow Arts. Since graduating in Fine Art at Birmingham City University in 2018, Adam has exhibited work at Format Photography Festival, Co-Op(t), Birmingham School of Art, and Leamington Museum & Art Gallery, and is currently a Graduate Artist-in-Residence at Coventry Artspace. Simultaneously, Adam is involved in the Change Maker Programme with The Mighty Creatives, which aims to challenge issues around children’s accessibility within the creative industries.

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Ryan Hughes

Start of Tenure: June 2021

Ryan Hughes is an Artist-Curator and is the founder and Artistic Director of Coventry Biennial - a social, political and critical platform for contemporary art working across Coventry and Warwickshire. The Biennial has presented exhibitions, events and activities in museums, galleries and more ‘unusual’ locations including medieval and modernist buildings, vacant industrial spaces and de-commissioned NHS facilities. The third Coventry Biennial will take place from October 2021 until January 2022 as a part of UK City of Culture. Ryan is also a Trustee of Coventry Artspace and is a member of the New Art West Midlands Advisory Group.


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