The NN team include highly motivated individuals including employees, the board, freelancers and volunteers.
Catherine Hemelryk, Artistic Director, curates NN’s programme and leads the rest of the staff day to day as well as working with the board on setting and achieving strategic aims. She works closely with the artists and stakeholders to realise commissions, projects and collaborations and with designers and publishers on NN publications. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art MA Curating Contemporary Art in 2004 Catherine has curated projects internationally and commissioned new work for site-specific exhibitions. From 2005-08 she was Curator at Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, curating large-scale exhibitions, editing publications including The Black Box for the IX Baltic Triennial and contributing to the weekly television programme CAC TV.
She has project managed international touring projects with De Appel, Trafo and ICA and has worked with artists in residence creating new work such as Rosella Biscotti, Channa Boon and Heike Gallmeier as well as editing and writing for various catalogues, journals and publications. She has programmed galleries and offsite projects and guest curated projects at Magacin Belgrade, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Galerie Antje Wachs Berlin and has undertaken various curatorial residencies in Tbilisi, Georgia and Hoorn, The Netherlands. Catherine is a consultant curator for public art with Plan Projects and Expert Panel member of OPUN and she regularly gives lectures and workshops. This role is four days a week and in her non-NN time Catherine works on freelance projects across Europe.
Laura Farrell, Operations Manager, provides valuable administrative support for Artistic Director and organisation as a whole as well as coordinating operations. In 2012 she expanded her role to include health and safety and developing our volunteer programme, expanding the quality of volunteer experience and increasing the numbers we work with. Laura attended Hull University and studied English Literature and Film. Laura joined the Fishmarket in 2009. In this four day a week role she is rigorous, efficient and has become an essential part of NN ensuring data is collated and archives are maintained and volunteers are briefed as well as health and safety adhered to.
Freddy Blackman, Gallery Assistant, is from Northamptonshire and graduated from Newcastle University with a BA (hons) Fine Art in 2011. Freddy joined NN as an intern in 2013 and joined our roster of Casual Gallery Assistants and Technicians shortly after. Freddy works with NN one and a half days a week as our front of house Gallery Assistant. During changeover periods, Freddy becomes part of the installation team, working with Catherine, Laura and the artists to prepare the exhibitions.
Motomi Kozaki, Gallery Assistant, was born in Japan and now lives in Northampton. After moving to London in 2000 she graduated from Goldsmiths with BA (hons) Fine Art in 2004. She followed this with MA Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School and moved to Northampton in 2014. Motomi completed NN’s ten-week internship in 2015 and after joining our roster of Casual Gallery Assistants is now a regular front of house Gallery Assistant one day a week as well as running family and children’s creative workshops.
Danielle Macleod, Press & Marketing Coordinator, has worked in marketing for a number of years in a variety of industries. Having graduated from the University of Northampton with a degree in Fashion Marketing, creative arts and culture have always been a passion of hers. Danielle works closely with Catherine in this one day a week role to ensure that all marketing material is coordinated and also maintains our social media accounts.
Louise Tyrrell, Finance Administrator, has worked in arts administration within Northamptonshire for over 15 years. She has undertaken various roles within arts organisations and the local authority to support the development of arts in the county,with a particular focus on financial administration and budgeting. It is in this area that she works with NN, for one day a week.
We work with a roster of freelance technicians and artist educators. If you are interested in joining NN’s roster of freelancers see our Get Involved page.