The NN team include highly motivated individuals including employees, the board, freelancers and volunteers.
Louise Clarke, Interim Artistic Director Louise Clarke graduated from Central St Martins in 1997 and gained her MA from the Royal College Of Art in 1999. She writes a regular column in the quarterly Saatchi: Art & Music Magazine and has co-curated and programmed public art events through the Big Draw campaign since 2000. Louise is working alongside the team, reflecting on previous exhibitions & events with a plan to refresh our current offering. She will also be working over the coming months to ensure our programme of exhibitions will continue uninterrupted.
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 Louise, 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 Louise 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.