MEET THE TEAM
We’re a friendly and dedicated team! Say hello when you next see us in the building, or get in touch through our emails below.
Marketing and Development Assistant
Rose works alongside our Marketing Officer, leading on social media campaigns and supporting our wider communications. Rose volunteered with Llantarnam Grange during her school years and joined us through the Kickstart scheme in April 2021. She has a background in illustration and is an obsessive Kate Bush fan.
Alice joined the team in 2011 on an apprenticeship and has worked her way up to becoming the Administrator, Finance Assistant and Volunteer Co-ordinator. Alice works with all the various departments at Llantarnam Grange and strives to make all who engage with us feel welcome and supported. A bit of a magpie Alice is attracted to all things glittery and shiny, is a lover of crisps and enjoys embroidery.
Savanna started volunteering at Llantarnam Grange in 2017 after graduating in Photography at University of South Wales. Now Exhibitions Officer, she organises and curates our exhibitions and showcases. She thrives on collaboration with a verve for supporting emerging and established artists alike. Savanna also loves working on her own creative passion projects and is a proud nerd at heart.
Holly has worked in the café on and off since she was 16 and became the manager in 2019. Holly is a firm believer of using locally made and fresh produce, offering those who use the café various healthy and vegetarian options – she will always do what she can to cater for any dietary requirements. Holly loves a pop of colour, (as her mermaid/ unicorn hair shows), enjoys baking, and finds reptiles cute.
Sophie is our Marketing Officer who joined in Winter 2021. She leads on the strategic direction of our communications and marketing, and supports our partnership and development work. Sophie is always keen to hear from people who want to work together, so do get in touch. Sophie spends the rest of her time working on various freelance projects as an artist, curator and graphic designer, and has an extensive collection of woolly hats.
Louise became the Director in 2019. Having been with the organisation for 25 years, she knows all aspects of the organisation and the needs of our communities inside out. She leads on the strategic business and creative direction of the organisation, liaising with our partners and networks to develop relationships and projects. Louise loves an eclectic mix of 80s/90s metal, trips to National Trust properties, cats and the novels of Jane Austen.
Becky is our Education Assistant and Criw Celf Evaluation Administrator. Becky first started volunteering back in 2007. Becky works with children, young people, and vulnerable adults both here at Llantarnam Grange and out in the community. She is passionate about encouraging and supporting participation in the arts. She loves reading, learning new crafts, and drinking lots of tea.
Freelance Socially Engaged Artist
Naz is a freelance community artist, Director of Ziba Creative, based at the Llantarnam Grange studio. Naz is a socially engaged visual artist, consultant, creative agent and practitioner, and engagement officer. Working with others is a driving force of her practice, connecting people and their stories, wellbeing and building confidence through creativity. With over 20 years’ experience, Naz is passionate about supporting the arts being at the heart of the community. Naz also loves pom poms, pattern, and Elvis!
Senior Education Officer
Louise became the Senior Education Officer in 2003. She oversees our learning programme, leading on the creative development and delivery of participatory activities. Louise believes that everyone should have the opportunity to engage with the arts and would be happy to hear from anyone that has a project idea, or that would like to work with us. Felted and embroidered chimpanzees also make her happy as do expressive inky drawings and brightly coloured shoes.
Llantarnam Grange is a charity which is governed by our dedicated board of trustees. They oversee our activity and make sure that we keep our core values of Creativity, Legacy, Equity, Aspiration and Placemaking at the heart of everything we do.
Elaine is an independent adviser specialising in promoting inclusive engagement and good governance in the visual arts. Elaine became a Trustee of Llantarnam Grange in 2016, inspired by her long association with, and love for the organisation, and all that it means to the communities we serve. Elaine is currently developing a love of Dutch Barn architecture, and the sound of cockerels.
Tracy Ogden Davies