Our Trustee board helps shape the direction of our organisation in our quest to provide, increase and support affordable artist workspace for creatives and
Suzanne Lemon has been an art director at The Guardian for almost 10 years. She designs newspaper supplements, including the magazine Cook, as well as overseeing photo shoots and commissioning illustrators. She has over 17 years experience in the design industry including many years freelancing at London's top design agencies. She is an Irish mum of three who lives in Walthamstow and loves cycling.
Liz Reynolds is a Chartered Urban Planner and Director of Urben, an east London studio focused on planning, design and problem solving for urban environments. Over the past 15 years Liz has worked in multidisciplinary teams on major infrastructure and regeneration projects including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Crossrail. Originally from Melbourne, Liz loves exploring the street art and architecture in new cities. She is currently writing a book titled Underground Urbanism about the overlooked but important places beneath our cities.
Adriana is an experienced curator and leader in the arts, with specialist knowledge of culture led regeneration and known for delivering challenging projects. Her international experience over 18 years includes ambitious commissions, delivering wide reaching public programmes with a range of partners, campaigning for the retention and protection of artist studios, and advocating for culture through teaching, public speaking and writing various strategies for public and private sectors.
Adriana is best know for her work embedding arts and culture into Queen Elizebeth Olympic Park before and after the London 2012 Games. She has also written a book for Arts Council England on best practice public art in London, founded and ran the contemporary art programme at the Austrian Cultural Forum for 7 years, and developed her own night-time festival Lido Love at London Fields Lido.
She is currently an RSA Fellow, trustee of Arbyte Gallery, curatorial board member for Rise Art, on the Public Art Advisory Panel for the Bristol City Arena and advisory panels for Wood Street Walls, Studio Makers and Creative Wick. She also mentors students as part of University of the Arts Professional Mentorship programme.
Laura Hally is an Irish-born, London-based communications manager. Her career has taken her across the private and public sectors moving from brand research, to design to the not-for-profit housing industry. She's passionate about architecture, social enterprise and community work. She's currently enjoying a one-year London hiatus working for the NSW Government in Sydney.
Gallery Director - Lawrence Alkin Gallery
Andrew Studied Fine Art at Central St Martin's London. Since graduating in 1995 he has been featured in numerous exhibitions including shows in New York and Europe, including several solo shows 'Suck it and See' in Soho. "Off the Wall' with thecentralhouse in 2003, his sold out solo show 'Yeah, Yeah, Yeah' with Forster Gallery in 2007 and "Anti Gravity" in 2008. Andrew has also ran numerous youth workshops working with teenagers who have challenging behavior.
Experienced leader in arts, heritage, and cultural sector with CICs, Charities, and Local government. Strategic and Policy work currently at the Arts Council England; liaising with national stakeholders and government. Specialist skills in the social and commercial management of heritage assets; and the development of innovative arts and events programmes for and with diverse communities. Skilled in planning and management of resources; coaching and staff development; partnership development across public and private sectors; fundraising and grant management; customer and community relations; Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Event Management, and Media Relations. Strong community development focused professional with PRINCE 2 Practitioner Project Management from Hemsley Fraser.