The Team

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Andrew Stevenson (Chairman)

County Councillor for Hertford, All Saints and Hertford Town Councillor, Andrew is also an engineer and scientist who has founded a number of technology focussed businesses

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Judy Glasman (Director)

Judy Glasman was Dean of the School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire and now works on regional cultural projects in Hertfordshire as well as international educational developments. Trained as an art and architectural historian, her career has been in higher education, managing a University School of 2,500 students, building industry links and research activities across music, art, design and media production. She developed partnerships in Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, São Paulo, Ireland and Finland; worked internationally in reviewing University education. She is Governor of Elstree University Technical College, a Director of Digswell Arts Trust, and supports UH Arts the University’s cultural platform in the region.

Corrina Dunlea

Corrina Dunlea (Project Director – Let us Leap festival)

Corrina has over 20 years of experience working in both public and private sectors with high performing teams, managing specific business and creative projects. Director for Harlow Art Trust 2011-2018 included fundraising, managing exhibition and education programmes and the two wondrous public art collections. This furthered her appreciation of the voluntary sector and the incredible value of people supporting education in the cultural sector. Her knowledge of Hertford’s community developed when she was Centre Director for Courtyard Arts 2008-2011.

Sarah Mayson (Director and Gallery Manager)

Sarah has experience with commercial art gallery development and has managed art galleries both locally and in London.

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Mark Hudson (writer, novelist, journalist and art critic)

Mark Hudson is an award-winning writer, novelist, journalist and critic whose writing has encompassed in the past, both African music and culture, as well as the fascinating book Titian’s Last Days, documenting the final years of the work of the artist.

He is a longstanding journalist and art critic for the Daily Telegraph.

Polly Kiernan (Volunteer)

Polly Kiernan is an artist and community arts tutor. She has extensive experience planning and delivering art workshops, working within the following community settings: schools, local authorities, charities, care homes and museums. Her own arts practice looks at story telling, ritual, myth and magic, which is heavily influenced by her childhood associations with Co.Clare on the West Coast of Ireland.

Rūta Bartkevičiūtė (Volunteer)

Rūta Bartkevičiūtė studied at Vilnius Academy of Art and gained a ceramicist masters degree in 2013. Since 2008 she has taken part in group exhibitions , symposiums , competitions and art residencies in Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Denmark, Italy and the UK . Since 2010 she has held 4 solo exhibitions. She lives in the United Kingdom and works as an independent artist in her studio.

Tony Komodromou (Volunteer)

Tony has spent most of his working life in the Advertising Industry. Having worked in Agencies and Art Studios, he came to appreciate the talent and skill of the individual in the days of pre- and post-computer.

Now retired, he enjoys music and the arts. Sport, travel and food. He has taken a couple of comedy courses, managed a band and volunteers at the Hertford Theatre – which are all very satisfying.

He joined the Hertford Arts Hub as a volunteer because “I see the advantages this organisation would bring to the town, and I want to contribute whatever I can to its success.“

“It is such a wonderful building and location with a lot of potential for development.”

Olliver Smith

Oliver Smith (Volunteer)

My name is Oliver smith I’m a graduate of Brighton University specialising in Illustration. Recently I have produced artwork that has developed into the motif of towers and abstract worlds filled with colourful shapes and playful designs. My art work can be found at www.oasmitn.org.

Having the opportunity to work at the Hertford Arts Hub is a fantastic way for me to experience what its like working in a gallery and gain some further knowledge of the art world.

Volunteers needed for a few hours a week to champion Hertford Arts Hub

We are now in a position to expand the team to keep the gallery open, secure and vibrant and lend a hand with other specialised tasks and forthcoming events. If you can offer help or professional skills in marketing, design, are interested in Hertford town and its history or simply want to be in the presence of great art, please send an email to info@hertfordartshub.org.uk.

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