The Staff

Danielle Lees-Smith – Art4Space Wales
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Dani is a founder member of Art4Space. She now lives in Wales and runs Art4Space Wales.

Natalie Russell – Workshop facilitator
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‘I joined Art4Space in 2012 and work with young people on Art4Space’s educational programmes.’

Leah Reeves – Mosaic Artist
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Leah has been with Art4Space since 2013. She is a mosaic artist who leads our volunteer group ‘Creative Surgery’ on Tuesday afternoons. She enjoys collaborating with commissioners on mosaic designs and assists on outreach projects and general studio work.

Katrine Stolsnes – Arts Administrator

‘I joined Art4Space in 2016. I assist Eli and Jewels with any administrative tasks that are asked of me. I also work with Art4Space’s promotional materials and social media accounts.’

Carole – Community Projects Assistant
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‘I’ve been with Art4Space since early 2016, volunteering on Creative Surgery, assisting on community projects, facilitating workshops and helping on installations. I enjoy being part of a community arts organisation and have learned a lot from Art4Space about mosaicking and how this can be used in a positive way to help communities. It provides inspiration to me as well in my own work as a fine artist.’

Fran – Why Art Matters Assistant
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‘I have a background in fashion/textile design , having gained initial experience working for clothing brands i have dedicated  the last ten years to developing my own label as well as supporting emerging designers via my previous independent London store Labour of Love.
Along the way I have also enjoyed giving talks to design students at colleges and universities on how to go about setting up their own design initiatives.
More recently my interest has shifted to working within the community, in particular with children and I was very lucky to be given the opportunity to start exploring this  through volunteer work with Art4Space last September. I currently  assist on the Why Art Matters programmes and hope to be able to work on some of the outreach programmes in the future.’

Louise – Studio Assistant
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Louise discovered Art4Space through the Creative Surgery sessions in 2016 and now works as a Studio Assistant on mosaic commissions, installations and occasional workshops.

 

Nick Koldhar – part of the installation team.

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‘I started at Art4Space on a course, than came part of the installation team, really love what I do, helps me to cope with my panic attacks, and depression, I can’t thank Art4Space enough, coming from a broken family and dealing with my addiction Art4Space did not judge, but pushed me to do better and better, feel more like family now, not just a volunteer, so words can’t explain how much I owe the team.’

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