Natti runs some of our evening mosaic classes and manages our Creative Surgery and volunteers on Tuesdays.
‘I joined Art4Space in 2012 and work with young people on Art4Space’s educational programmes.’
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 Eli and 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.’
Louise discovered Art4Space through the Creative Surgery sessions in 2016 and is now our studio manager, working on mosaic commissions, installations, some outreach projects and some of our evening mosaic classes.
‘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.
‘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.’
‘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.’
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.
‘As a fundraising manager for Art4Space, I oversee the fundraising programmes and strategy with Eli. 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.’
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.’
‘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 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. ‘