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Staff and Trustees

Staff and Trustees

Jesse Jones The Struggle Against Ourselves (2012) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Photograph by Stuart Whipps
Our highly skilled and enthusiastic team come from a range of different backgrounds but all have one thing in common: a determination to bring art to more people, by believing in and investing in artists.


Saphia Abrahamovitch-Venner

Assistant Curator: Artist Development and Engagement

Billie Appleton

Visitor Assistant

Germaine Budden

Visitor Assistant

Ama Dogbe

Visitor Assistant

Jacqui Gavin

Operations Manager

Cassie Ireland

Operations Supervisor

Isabel Jones

Office and HR Manager

Olivia Jones

Senior Technician

Carmen Juliá


Diana Lage

UWE MA Curatorial Placement

Robert Leckie


Rebecca Simpson

Communications Manager

Sitheag Mckinnon

Front of House Supervisor

Eve Miners

Visitor Assistant

Andy Moss

Exhibition Services Manager

Alan Parry

Finance Manager

Patrizia Ribul

Project Manager, West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA)

Chloe Sclater

Front of House Assistant

Eldon Somers

Visitor Assistant

Poppy Young

Communications Assistant

Oliver Sutherland

Senior AV Technician

Nella Aarne

Assistant Curator: Exhibitions and Public Programmes

Iman West

Visitor Assistant

Aidan Woodburn

Deputy Director

Board of Trustees

  • Linda Brothwell Artist and studio holder. Associate Lecturer, Royal College of Art, London
  • Louise O'Donnell Chief Executive, John James Bristol Foundation
  • Catherine Frankpitt Founder and Director, Strike Communications
  • Tessa Jackson OBE Independent curator, writer and cultural advisor
  • Jacqueline Kingsley Fundraising and organisational development specialist
  • Marie Bak Mortensen Director, Create London
  • Paula Newport Director of People and Culture, Aardman Animations Ltd
  • Imran Perretta Artist and Educator
  • Jazlyn M Pinckney Head of Workforce Development, One Dance UK
  • Professor Dorothy Price Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Critical Race Art History, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
  • Judith Squires Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, University of Bristol (Chair of the Board)