The Artspace team

some of the cromer artspace team

Richard Berry studied at Central School of Art and Design, London. Before establishing a studio in Norfolk in 2011 to focus on his fine art practice, he followed parallel careers as a scenographer and academic. He was vice principal of arts universities in London, Hong Kong and Singapore and is a Fellow of the Guildhall School, London and Professor of Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. Richard is inspired by the unorthodox and enjoys applying creative thinking to complex problems.

Ruth Brumby has lived near Cromer for the last thirty-five years and cares very greatly for the heritage and future of the area. Ruth is a practising artist, working mostly in 3D and exhibiting in Norfolk and Suffolk, often basing her work on her relationship with the local environment; she has strong environmental concerns. Ruth is a retired primary school headteacher and from her working life brings experience with strategic planning, budgeting, policy making, networking and liaison with other organisations. 

Claire Grainger has been a regular visitor to North Norfolk since her grandparents moved here in the 1960s, and finally moved to Cromer just over two years ago.  Claire has over 30 years of experience of working in and managing charities and not-for-profit organisations, and now works in the Voluntary Sector in Norfolk.  Claire is Secretary to the Committee and helps with the general administration of the charity.

Phil Harris has been running his own company since 1986 specialising in electronic maps and charts.  He has been a Cromer Town Councillor since 2004 and chairs the Community and Economic Development committee on the Town Council. Phil chairs Cromer Community Centre, through this he has gained expertise in managing community space, fund raising  and undertaking major building improvements. Phil is keen to support all form of live music a passion he developed whilst booking bands at university.

Barry Meadows, retired project manager with considerable experience of managing large multi-disciplinary projects. Skilled in project management, quality management, customer focus, and administration.  Barry was a trustee of the Friends of North Lodge Park.

Sheila Robinson is a professional Artist whose work is strongly influenced by the Norfolk coast. She has many years of experience in teaching and curriculum development in Art & Design in the UK and Sweden. Her past work has also involved marketing and tourism developing Arts events and festivals. 

Jon Saunderson, Retired Area Director for HSBC Bank having spent a career totalling thirty six years for the organisation including senior roles in Commercial Finance, Real Estate, Distressed Lending and Personal Finance. Particular skills include, Risk Management, Financial Crime Risk, Leadership and Customer Focus.

Siri Taylor qualified in Graphic Design and Film, Goldsmiths College. Worked with community arts projects in Liverpool, Theatre projects at Roundhouse and National Theatre, BBC silent film restorations. Taught film and video BTEC at adult education colleges. Founded Argus Productions 1984 working for commercial clients, still trading. Developed several programme series including: View & Do arts & crafts, Fly Fishing, Moving Postcards, Chainsaw Safety, Relaxation, Coast & Countryside videos etc. Lived in Norfolk since 1987 and locally involved with Crab & Lobster Festival, COAST Arts and Cromer Walkers are Welcome.