At ‘a space’ our small team are united by and committed to supporting local artists and audiences in and around Southampton to create a city where artistic communities can thrive.
Meet the team and find out more below.
After moving to Southampton in 1995 to study Fine Art at Solent University, Dan made the city his home and has spent the last 20 years running ‘a space’ arts, supporting artists, and turning empty spaces into studios and galleries.
He enjoys painting and walking his dog Peggy in the New Forest.Email
Creative Programme Officer
Mia is a creative programme officer at ‘a space’ arts. She works alongside Alys to develop and deliver our exhibitions, events and artist development activities. She leads on the contemporary art programme at GHT and the RIPE graduate programme at Old Northam Road. A graduate of Winchester School of Art, Mia is interested in generating opportunities and providing support for emerging artists in the region.
Mia is also a committee member and curator at K6 Gallery, as well as a filmmaker and visual artist. She is mostly Cornish, but grew up in Plymouth and enjoys cooking, reading and being by the sea.Email
Artist Development Officer
Mary is the Artist Development Officer at ‘a space’ arts. With over 15 years experience in the non-for-profit and arts sector, Mary is bringing a strong understanding of not only the arts sector but also the challenges artist face and the importance in providing opportunities for support and growth.
Creative Programme Assistant - Studio Projects
Celeste works with ‘a space’ studio artists projects as part of the Creative Programme team. She has a passion for supporting artists and working collaboratively in creative processes – building relationships and sense of community and exploring the value that art can bring to people’s lives.
She is an artist with primarily a drawing practice and has a particular interest in arts, health and wellbeing.Email
God's House Tower Projects Officer
Hannah runs ‘a space’ arts’ flagship venue, God’s House Tower. She is passionate about making GHT a welcoming space for all, about Southampton history and heritage, and about creating interesting and accessible events and programmes.
In her spare time she enjoys playing the recorder, Bingo and spending quality time with her dog, Ralph.Email
Kalleesha supports the financial operations of the ‘a space’ team in the capacity of Finance Manager. She is primarily responsible for processing and maintaining accurate financial records in Xero, processing payroll, submitting grant requests, and producing management reports. Additionally, she provides administrative support to the Board of Trustees.
With over a decade of experience in public and private sector accounting, she is passionate about her work and enjoys all aspects of accountancy.
As Communications Manager, Damian oversees the development and delivery of marketing and communications across ‘a space’ projects. With an extensive background in marketing, Damian is passionate about implementing strategies and research-based approaches to developing engaging campaigns.
Damian comes from a creative background and is a keen photographer and musician, playing guitar for a local band.Email
Kirstie is Communications Officer at ‘a space’ working alongside Damian to develop and manage communications across ‘a space’ arts projects with a focus on content creation.
Having graduated from Solent University with an MA in Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty, Kirstie has a keen interest in fashion theory documented on Instagram through @dressbodyself which visually explores the practice and theory of dress and identity.
Kirstie is a passionate advocate for increasing and sustaining inclusivity and diversity in the arts and providing opportunities for marginalised communities.Email