Our gallery is open today, 11am-5pm, showing Challenging Behaviours by India Harvey. Free, all welcome.
Our gallery is open today, 11am-5pm, showing Challenging Behaviours by India Harvey. Free, all welcome.
Our gallery is closed today. Visit us Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm, showing Challenging Behaviours by India Harvey. Free, all welcome.
Devonshire Collective
Vision

A dynamic, accessible, high-quality creative and cultural programme, where everyone is welcome and feels inspired to participate.

Mission

Actively promote diversity and inclusion. 

Widen access and increase participation for local audiences.

Inspire children and young people as the next generation of artists.

Celebrate everyday creativity through artist-led learning. 

A cultural destination in the ward, working towards a greater sense of civic pride.

Staff team


Gina Leonard
Creative Learning Manager

Nadine Crawford-Piper
Finance Manager

Edward Ball
Director

Mollie Barnes
Programme Manager

Polly Wright
Curator

Kaixiang Zhang
Marie Sahy

Flo Wright
Gallery Assistants

Board of Directors

Marie Burgess
Noelle Collins
Chris Connelley
Lucy Day (Chair)
Steve Dwyer (Treasurer)
Joe Hill
Liz Trethewey
Nicholas Roberts

Community Advisory Panel

Margaret Bannister
Devonshire West ward Councillor

Judith Alder
Artist

Chris Dixon
Cultural Industries Manager

Gaynor Sádlo
Artist and professor of Occupational Therapy

Mana Hashtroudi
The Sanctuary Café

Emma Millar
Community Development Officer, 3VA

Debbie Harris
Head of Art, Bourne Primary School

Maria Tayao
Services and Projects Coordinator, Diversity Resource International  

A dynamic, accessible, high-quality creative and cultural programme, where everyone is welcome and feels inspired to participate.

Mission

Actively promote diversity and inclusion. 

Widen access and increase participation for local audiences.

Inspire children and young people as the next generation of artists.

Celebrate everyday creativity through artist-led learning. 

A cultural destination in the ward, working towards a greater sense of civic pride.

Staff team

Edward Ball
Director (full-time)

Mollie Barnes
Programme Manager (part-time)

Gina Leonard
Creative Learning Manager (part-time)

Nadine Crawford-Piper
Finance Manager (part-time)

Polly Wright
Curator (part-time)

Flo Wright
Gallery Assistant

Kaixiang Zhang
Gallery Assistant

Board of Directors

Lucy Day (Chair)
Liz Trethewey
Noelle Collins
Chris Connelley
Marie Burgess
Steve Dwyer (Treasurer)
Nicholas Roberts

Community Advisory Panel

Margaret Bannister
Devonshire West ward Councillor

Judith Alder
Artist

Chris Dixon
Cultural Industries Manager

Gaynor Sádlo
Artist and professor of Occupational Therapy

Mana Hashtroudi
The Sanctuary Café

Emma Millar
Community Development Officer, 3VA

Debbie Harris
Head of Art, Bourne Primary School Vision

Maria Tayao
Services and Projects Coordinator, Diversity Resource International

Open positions
Vision

A dynamic, accessible, high-quality creative and cultural programme, where everyone is welcome and feels inspired to participate.

Mission

Actively promote diversity and inclusion. 

Widen access and increase participation for local audiences.

Inspire children and young people as the next generation of artists.

Celebrate everyday creativity through artist-led learning. 

A cultural destination in the ward, working towards a greater sense of civic pride.

Staff team


Gina Leonard
Creative Learning Manager

Nadine Crawford-Piper
Finance Manager

Edward Ball
Director

Mollie Barnes
Programme Manager

Polly Wright
Curator

Kaixiang Zhang
Marie Sahy

Flo Wright
Gallery Assistants

Board of Directors

Marie Burgess
Noelle Collins
Chris Connelley
Lucy Day (Chair)
Steve Dwyer (Treasurer)
Joe Hill
Liz Trethewey
Nicholas Roberts

Community Advisory Panel

Margaret Bannister
Devonshire West ward Councillor

Judith Alder
Artist

Chris Dixon
Cultural Industries Manager

Gaynor Sádlo
Artist and professor of Occupational Therapy

Mana Hashtroudi
The Sanctuary Café

Emma Millar
Community Development Officer, 3VA

Debbie Harris
Head of Art, Bourne Primary School

Maria Tayao
Services and Projects Coordinator, Diversity Resource International  

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