Annabel Clarke
Web Communications Editor, New Art West Midlands
info@newartwestmidlands.co.uk

Annabel manages our website and social media, ensuring both are kept up to date with the latest news and opportunities from across the entirety of the West Midlands. She also compiles and sends out the regular New Art West Midlands newsletter. Annabel is a freelance arts marketer and cultural cheerleader. Clients have included The New Art Gallery Walsall, Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Threshold Studios, Flatpack Festival, Fierce Festival and Home of Metal.

Executive Group

The principle role of the New Art West Midlands Executive Group is to lead on and oversee all governance, financial compliance and management in relation to New Art West Midlands. Furthermore, to promote the region’s contemporary visual arts.

Current members:

David Broster
Head of Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts
University of Worcester

Helen Cuthill
Associate Dean (Enterprise & Commercial)
Coventry University

Jonathan Harris
Head of School of Art
Birmingham City University

Sam Hope
Associate Dean (Enterprise, Knowledge Transfer and Research)
University of Wolverhampton

Ian Sergeant
Director
Kalaboration

Gavin Wade (Chair)
Director
Eastside Projects

Advisory Group
The principle role of the New Art West Midlands Advisory Group is to provide expertise and information to the Executive Group on all issues of the New Art West Midlands programme and to develop a regional visual arts strategy. Furthermore, to promote the region’s contemporary visual arts.

Current members:

Maggie Ayliffe
Head of Visual Arts
University of Wolverhampton

Jane Ball
Senior Lecture in Fine Art
Coventry University

Emalee Beddoes-Davis
Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art
Birmingham Museums Trust

Faye Claridge
Artist

Mandy Fowler
Independent Consultant and Curator

Anna Francis
Lecturer in Fine Art
Staffordshire University

Jess Matthews
Principle Lecturer Art, Design & Creative Digital Media
University of Worcester

Mark Gubb
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art
University of Worcester

Ree Han
Head of Art
University of Worcester

Ryan Hughes
Director
Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art

Mahtab Hussain
Artist

Mike Layward
Director
DASH (Disability Arts in Shropshire)

Kim McAleese
Programme Director
Grand Union

Daniel Pryde-Jarman
Course Leader
BA Fine Art & MA Fine Art, Hereford College of Arts

Deborah Robinson
Head of Exhibitions
The New Art Gallery Walsall