Founders & Directors
Team
  • Ciara Lenihan

    Ciara Lenihan

    Front of House Assistant

    Ciara is responsible for providing a warm welcome to all visitors and ensuring the smooth and safe day-to-day running of our two gallery spaces, library and communal area. They support the full team by assisting on a range of administrative and marketing tasks.

     

    Ciara is an Irish visual artist, drag performer, and activist. They are the co-founder of DGA Collective, NewBridge Print Studio and sat on The NewBridge Project Programme Committee.

  • Caitlin Milne

    Caitlin Milne

    Front of House Assistant

    Caitlin is responsible for providing a warm welcome to all visitors and ensuring the smooth and safe day-to-day running of our two gallery spaces, library and communal area. She supports the full team by assisting on a range of administrative and marketing tasks.

     

    Caitlin is currently graduating from the MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies course at Newcastle University. She is interested in making the arts more inclusive to those who are underrepresented. 

Trustees
  • Judith Carlton

    Judith Carlton

    Judith Carlton is Director of Southwark Park Galleries, London. Carlton was assistant director at non-profit Matt’s Gallery, London, and was previously gallery manager at Cubitt Gallery and Studios, London. She has also held positions at the Serpentine Galleries, London, and Hatton Gallery, Newcastle.  A publicly funded organisation, CGP London was founded in the 1984 by the Bermondsey Artists’ Group, and now encompasses the modernist exhibition space Café Gallery and Dilston Grove, a poured-concrete church converted into an exhibition space, both located in Southwark Park, Bermondsey.

  • Maitreyi Maheshwari

    Maitreyi Maheshwari

    Maitreyi Maheshwari is Head of Programme at FACT, Liverpool where she is responsible for overseeing their programme of exhibitions, residencies and events. Previous to this Maitreyi was Programme Director at Zabludowicz Collection in London.  Maitreyi has also previously worked on the interaction programme at Artangel and the youth programme at Tate Modern. 

  • Dean Hughes

    Dean Hughes

    Born in Manchester (1974) and educated at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Dean Hughes is an artist and academic leader, currently based in Newcastle. Specialised with the ordinary and the unassuming, Hughes engages with the banality of everyday items by replacing their primary function with new meanings, bearing witness to the artist’s own history. Dean Hughes employs commonplace articles - bus tickets, gumstrip, ruled paper, puddles - to symbolise small transactions with the material world. Dean is Deputy Faculty Pro Vice Chancellor for Arts Design and Social Sciences at Northumbria University. 

  • Paul Smith

    Paul Smith

    Paul Smith is a musician best known as the singer for the British indie rock group Maxïmo Park. He attended Newcastle University completing a BA and MA. Maxïmo Park released their debut album on Warp Records in 2005 and Smith continues to perform and record with the band. Away from the band, he has collaborated with poet Lavinia Greenlaw, composed a cappella piece of music for Great North Run Culture, released and toured his debut solo album Margins, published Thinking In Pictures, guest edited The Mays XIX and was an artistic advisor for the 2013 Festival Of The North East. In 2014 Smith teamed up with Field Music singer Peter Brewis to record an album, 'Frozen By Sight'.