NN boasts a dedicated board with members responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation as well as being advocates for NN and lending their specialist skills for NN’s staff to draw upon.
Andrew Ormston is the Director of Drew Wylie Ltd specialising in consultation, feasibility, business planning in culture and creative industries. He is an OPUN Expert panel member, Cultural Policy Expert for the Council of Europe Compendium and Associate Director of the Berwick upon Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival. Andrew is an experienced Arts consultant who has been involved in many prestigious, ambitious and successful arts projects, developed and delivered across the UK, particularly in Scotland and the Midlands. He has also acted as advisor and expert on many projects in Northamptonshire. His knowledge and experience are extensive and his professional advice is widely sought.
Andy Wise is the Director of Engine Creative, a company that produce exciting and innovative visual print and screen design projects for national companies and organisations. He has worked on a number of high profile projects for local organisations, including The University of Northampton and Errol Flynn Filmhouse. He brings a professional view to the management of the organisation and declares that his personal interest is in ensuring a lively cultural environment for his family.
Paul Greco is an artist and printmaker who has exhibited nationally and was a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the School of the Arts at The University of Northampton until retiring in 2013. He was actively involved in the Open Spaces, Open Places project, organising the temporary installation of work by local artists in a variety of locations within Northampton. His research explores the relationship between traditional and digital technologies and the link between graphic language and the development of contemporary visual systems and environments.
John Harper is an artist and a photographer who has been working in Northampton for many years. He has exhibited widely with exhibitions at the Barbican, Site Gallery, Ikon, Spike Island and Arnolfini. He was a Senior Lecturer in the School of the Arts at The University of Northampton and is now an Associate Fellow in Fine Art. John has strong views about the arts, strongly expressed and cares passionately about raising ambition and stimulating debate.
Alexander Small is an artist who lives and works in Northampton and London, where he completed his MFA at Camberwell and has exhibited in group shows. His work has been predominantly in drawing and printmaking, but he has more recently exhibited work using video. He brings a creative perspective and knowledge of emerging artists and current ideas and approaches to art-making.
Duncan Bisatt is a solicitor who currently works for Northamptonshire County Council and musician who plays regularly with a lively local band. Duncan and is committed to the arts and brings his professional knowledge of law and property procurement to our organisation. Duncan is currently the Chair of the Board of NN.
Adrian Raggio currently works at Barclaycard, and brings his expertise and experience in financial organisation and business planning. He is committed to the arts and cultural development in the town and he has given his time to the organisation as a volunteer helping renovate NN by painting walls as well as to become the Treasurer to the Board.
Sally-Ann Blaise was on the staff during the organisation’s time at Fishmarket, when she helped to deliver the programme of exhibitions as well as pioneering many of Fishmarket’s educational activities. She is uniquely skilled at making complex and innovative connections between individuals and organisations such as Northamptonshire County Council’s Flow project, Fishmarket and several county schools and artists.
Karl Hobbs is a gallery manager, who worked at Baltic in Gateshead before moving to Northampton to manage Avenue Gallery at The University of Northampton. He is now freelance and brings skills and experience from his own work as well as from his previous, engineering background. He advises NN on risk assessment and Health & Safety as well as helping with exhibition installation.
Tina Smith is an independent arts consultant with an extensive background of work at Arts Council England where she was a Regional Partnerships Officer for over a decade as well as a Senior Strategy Officer. As a consultant she has worked for clients including Creative Leicestershire, Northamptonshire County Council, Corby Borough Council on projects including Cultural Olympiad projects. She has done valuable work on audience development and has offered advice and support on many aspects of work at Fishmarket and now at NN.