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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 12 Trustees (2020):

 

 

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.

 

Karen Brade

Start of tenure: 2013

Karen Brade has over 20 years of investment experience in a range of sectors and markets. She began her career at Citibank in London, working on various multi-national project finance transactions. After a short period working in Former Yugoslavia with the UN, she returned to the UK to work with the Commonwealth Development Corporation (later Actis), a leading emerging markets private equity firm, where she directed equity and debt investing, portfolio management, fund raising and investor development. Since 2005 she has been an adviser to hedge funds, family offices and private equity houses. 

Karen Brade is a director of the Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust PLC, Crown Place PLC, World Child Cancer and Moor Park Charitable Trust (a co-ed boarding/day prep school in Shropshire).

Emma Bulmer

Start of tenure: 2008

Emma Bulmer has extensive experience in the private and charitable sectors of the financing of small and large scale projects and developments.  She started her career with Credit Suisse First Boston specialising in bespoke financing for the World Bank and IFC.  She then went into specialist infrastructure development in the waste /energy sector and spent some time in the charity sector running an organisation raising funds and providing advisory support linking FTSE100 companies with the charitable sector.  Emma has a good understanding of accountancy and the presentation of financial information.  She has been involved in raising finance in the public and private markets and worked with some major charitable trusts.

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.

Stephanie Allen

Start of tenure: April 2017

Steph Allen is Executive Director at Arts&Heritage, an agency which forges relationships between contemporary artists and heritage sites to create new projects and perspectives for diverse audiences.

Steph has over 20 years’ experience working as a senior strategist and producer. Previous roles include developing a range of artist projects for Artsadmin, Peak Cymru and the Hayward Gallery as well as enabling and supporting a variety of site-responsive artist-led projects nationally and internationally. 

This is twinned with significant business planning, partnership management and strategic development roles across the arts and cultural sector including management roles at Arts Council England, Sidney Nolan Trust, South Bank Centre and Creative United as Head of Strategic Development. Here she identified the business an financial needs across the arts sector, developed future programmes and undertook commissioned research in partnership with DCMS and The London Mayor’s Office.

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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.

Ree Han

Start of Tenure: March 2020

Ree Han's long and varied experience in graphic design and multimedia ranges from private sector involvement in advertising  to academic research and teaching. Since 2018, she has been Department Head for the Art and Design Communication at Worcester. 

The focus of Ree's teaching is on multimedia communication and the interface between design and technological development. Her curriculum development work is particularly concerned with maintaining close ties with industry and engaging with new technology and design trends. Ree supports her students to submit for design awards and to engage with professional practice that prepares them for work on graduating.

Ree's research has included development and realisation (with Dr Heather MacLennan) of an AHRC-funded three-year project to explore the digital archiving of museum and gallery collections, drawing on the collections of the V&A, Tate and the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust archives. An outcome of the research was an interactive catalogue raisonné of works by printmaker and designer Birgit Skiöld held in the BSMT archives. Ree's contribution was through her expertise in new media techniques and digital design.

Alongside her work at Worcester, Ree currently works as an educational adviser for universities in Korea, Japan and China on partnership development and international co-operation.

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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