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Recruitment of Board Members
The Board of Plymouth Arts Centre is looking to recruit a number of new board members to work with the Chair and the rest of the board in supporting the management team to deliver the next phase of the organisation’s long-term plan. Click here for more information.
Andrew is Principal of Plymouth College of Art and Honorary Professor of Fine Art at Shanghai University. A former Principal of Dartington College of Arts, he has held a number of academic and public appointments; as Chair of the South West Regional Council and national council member of Arts Council England; and as Vice-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Group on Higher Education (PMI2), amongst others.
He is a poet, and author of fifty journal and catalogue essays, chiefly on contemporary glass art. A book-length monograph on his contribution to post-1949 Art & Design education in China was published in Shanghai in March 2011. His international work as an educator has involved the catalytic development of academic programs in China, South Africa and the UK; as well as international public art projects and arts consultancy. His poetry publications include Via (Wild Honey Press, 2010) and he is cited in ‘Poetry after 1970’ in The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
Paul Brookes was the Programme Director for The Box, Plymouth from August 2014 and then since April 2017 has been its Interim CEO. The Box opened to the public in September 2020. He has previously been the CEO of The Culture Company and Photo 98, which was responsible for delivering the 1998 UK Year of Photography and Digital Imaging, and then became the Director of Culture for Bradford Metropolitan District Council, leading its bid for the European Capital of Culture 2008 designation. His career since then has included being the Executive Producer for the Milton Keynes International Festival in 2014; the Project Director for a new-build visual arts centre, Rivington Place in East London (2004 – 2007); the Director of Leicester Revealed (2003 – 2006); and the Director of Arts for the Arts Council, Yorkshire and Humberside (1991 – 1995). He began his career as an independent film-maker, having completed a postgraduate course in Radio, Film and Television at University of Bristol.
Tanya is a registered Architect with over 12 years of practice experience. She established the Architecture Centre Devon and Cornwall, an independent community interest company in June 2006.
Educated at Cambridge University and University College London, Tanya was an associate of Foster and Partners where she worked for 10 years. After leaving Fosters in 2003 she joined Sonnemann Toon Architects, a small design practice in central London as a partner. She has worked on a very wide range of projects and on both public and private commissions in Europe and in the UK.
Tanya’s role as director of the Architecture Centre Devon and Cornwall is to raise public awareness of design issues, to promote built environment education and to support local authorities in achieving high design aspiration and outcomes,- through training programmes, community consultation, design review, advocacy events and project work.
After studying Business and Finance at university, Zoe qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001. As an antidote to that she is a keen dancer and interior designer. Zoe has worked for a FTSE 100 company for the last 20 years, during which time she was seconded to the Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability as one of its founding project officers. She has lived in Plymouth for the last 13 years, a longing to be back beside the sea bringing her here from London. A desire to share her finance skills for the benefit of the wider community has led her to become involved with trusteeships in the city she now considers home.
Judith Noble is Head of Academic Research and an Associate professor at Plymouth College of Art. She began her career as an artist-filmmaker, exhibiting works widely, before working in arts funding and the film industry. She was Film and Television Officer at the South West Arts Board, where she oversaw funding and support for film production and art house cinemas (including Plymouth Arts Centre) in the South West, before becoming Chief Executive of the South West Media Development Agency and then Head of Production at Sgrin Cymru Wales where she managed Welsh National Lottery funding for feature film production, script development and short film production and executive -produced films by directors including Peter Greenaway and Amma Asante. Judith is joint-coordinator of the Black Mirror Research Network and publishes widely on artists and independent film.
Stephanie Owens is an interdisciplinary artist, creative researcher, and curator interested in the influence of digital networks on contemporary aesthetics and the production of subjectivity. Since 2019 Stephanie has been Head of School of the School of Arts + Media at Plymouth College of Art (PCA) in England where she also leads its Making Futures Research Group which is aligned to PCA’s Making Futures Biennial, an international conference that investigates contemporary craft and maker movements as ‘change agents’ in 21st century society. At PCA she has recently developed its ‘StudioLab for Embodied Media’ which is a new project-based research initiative in immersive media that unites the School’s BA courses in Fine Art and Creative Technologies. Prior to moving to the UK, Stephanie was Visiting Professor at Cornell University and Director of the Cornell Council for the Arts.
Angela Piccini is an Associate Professor in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at Plymouth University, and is one half of Bureau of the Contemporary and Historic (ButCH), based in the former Plymouth Arts Centre. As an artist and educator, she explores lively materialities through film and video with a particular focus on heritage-based creative (non)fictions. Her work includes Guttersnipe – A Micro Road Movie (2004), Beachley-Aust (2009), Association of Unknown Shores (2018-date, with Kayle Brandon and others). Her recent publications include ‘A Morecambe Mystery’ (2020, in Carruthers & Nour, eds. Sandscapes: Writing the British Seaside), Imagining Regulation Differently: Co-creating Regulation for Engagement (2020, co-edited with Morag McDermont, Tim Cole, and Janet Newman), and The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World (2013, co-edited with Paul Graves-Brown and Rodney Harrison). She is a member of the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Film Committee, Camp, Cube Cinema and Bristol Expanded and Experimental Film (BEEF). She originally hails from Vancouver, Canada.