Leah has been with Art4Space since 2013 and is a mosaic artist and manages the design of our mosaics. She enjoys collaborating with commissioners on mosaic designs and assists on outreach projects and general studio work. Leah also runs some of our evening mosaic classes.
‘I joined Art4Space in 2016. I work closely with Jewels to ensure a smooth running of the office and bookkeeping of the organisation. I also manage Art4Space’s promotional materials and social media accounts.’
Studio Manager and Green Policy Officer
Louise discovered Art4Space through the Creative Surgery sessions in 2016 and is now our studio manager, working on mosaic commissions, installations and some outreach projects.
She also overlooks our green policies and keeps our company as green as possible!
Business Development Manager
Lucy is a creative producer and arts consultant with 15 years of experience in arts administration, partnerships, programming, and community engagement for local councils, developers and charities. Having gone from West London local authority arts team, to East London creative campus, to central London mixed-use regeneration project, as a Lambeth resident, she’s excited to be back supporting creativity close to home. Lucy believes
‘As a fundraising manager for Art4Space, I oversee the fundraising programmes and strategy with the director. I am responsible for meeting income targets by grant and funding applications. Plus using various techniques to generate donations from sources such as the public (community/mass participation events and regular giving) and benefactors.’
Volunteer Manager and Welfare Officer
‘I initially joined Art4Space as a volunteer whilst developing my career in the arts and health sector, I now manage the Creative Surgery sessions and provide support to our volunteers. I’m also the Welfare Officer for the organisation and I look after the welfare side of things for our wonderful team. I am also an artist with a passion for sharing the therapeutic and cognitive health benefits that art and creativity can bring. Outside of Art4Space I host art and wellbeing workshops for older adults, I work in Reminiscence Arts helping people with dementia and their carers and I manage a community centre in South London. ‘
‘I started as a volunteer for Art4Space and now I manage the Art4Space shop and various other projects that come in. I love art and being artistic, and started out making jewellery and painting before coming to Art4Space. My role as shop manager involves creating my mosaic antique birds, dealing with stock, developing new ideas, listings, market stalls and customer service.’
Natti runs some of workshops, educational courses, outreach courses such as Creative Culture Club and our evening mosaic classes.
‘I joined Art4Space in 2012 and work with young people on Art4Space’s educational programmes.’
‘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.’
Morgane joined Art4space in 2018, assisting the Why Art Matters programmes and facilitating Art after school club at the studio. She is passionate about visual arts being powerful educational tools to support children in developing healthy creative minds.
Mental Health First Aid Partner
Laura is an Australian born specialist Wellbeing Consultant with an academic background in Neuroscience (second major in Anatomy & Human Biology) and Postgraduate Psychology. She draws on a wealth of international experience in workplace health to bring the science of wellbeing to life with humour, honesty and practical lived experience. Currently, Laura works with various clients from small start-ups to FTSE 100 companies providing Mental Health First Aid training, wellbeing workshops and consultancy to help their people and their businesses thrive.
‘I joined the lovely Art4Space team in Autumn 2020. With and outside of Art4Space, I work on creative participation projects; helping communities to access the arts and use them to learn, grow and improve their well-being. I also work for a local women’s aid, providing 1:1 and group support with 13-25’s who’ve experienced Domestic Abuse. I use a trauma-informed approach in sessions and work with both fine arts and performing arts.’
Lucie joined us in 2021 under the Kickstarter scheme. After six months with completion of the scheme, she joined the team as studio assistant.
‘I joined Art4Space as a volunteer in 2021. I am an interdisciplinary designer with an academic background in textile design, ceramics, graphic design and design research with a postgraduate Master’s degree in design. I retrained in 2018/19 to become a community arts facilitator, art and design tutor and mentor. I now facilitate the reaching communities, social action programme courses at Art4Space. Within and outwith Art4Space, I also lead community art projects, facilitate courses and run workshops with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. I am passionate about using art and design as a tool for social change within the area of social sustainably and community development, to improve human well-being and livelihood.’
Workshop Facilitator - Peer Support
‘I discovered Art4space in 2021 through a creative enterprise course. I have a background in education and working within the local community. I now facilitate the Crafty Cuppa sessions and Well-Being Through Creativity peer support sessions at Art4Space. Helping participants to become creative and improve their well-being. Outside of Art4Space I also run local community growing and creative workshops.‘
Alice joined us in 2022 under the Kickstarter scheme. After six months with completion of the scheme, she has joined the team as studio assistant.
Freelance Art Tutor
‘I joined Art4Space in 2019, completing a one-year course in arts and education. Since then, I run workshops, including as part of the Summer School Art Programme for children in the community, and assist some of the programmes run in the studio. I also participate in the installation of community mosaic murals and help with their creation. I am passionate about using the arts as a way for individuals to express themselves and their feelings and as a way to build community cohesion. I really enjoy my time at Art4Space and am inspired by the fluidity of creativity present in this centre.’
Eli is a co-founder of Art4Space.
Eli resigned in March 2022 and now lives in Ramsgate moving onto new endeavours.
Leaving an amazing lasting legacy behind her and feels proud of all that she achieved during the 22 years at Art4Space. What an achievement and making a huge difference to thousands of lives through art and creativity.