Julieann Worrall Hood – Manager
Julieann is an artist, educator and creative consultant with thirty years’
experience of devising and leading arts projects in schools, colleges, universities,
museums, communities, theatres and art galleries. A creative force who thrives on interdisciplinary collaboration, Julieann has held the positions of Head of Education at Roche Court Educational Trust, and as lecturer and module leader on the Contemporary Arts Practice B.A at Bath Spa University. Commissions have included sculptures, installations and artworks for the V&A, Denver Museum of
Childhood (USA), Chanel, Conran and Coldplay. Above all, Julieann believes that
creativity is life enhancing and fun and should be available for all to enjoy!
Belinda Chandler – Hub Manager (East)
Belinda worked as an artist with Arts Together for over twelve years before becoming Hub Manager and running 3 groups in the East of the county. Her background is in theatre design, video production and embroidered textiles.
She is a dementia Champion and has supported people with dementia in their homes as well as currently teaching at an art group for Alzheimer’s Support. Belinda passionately believes in the right of every person to live their lives fully, and works to try and enable this wherever possible.
Helen Crapnell – Hub Manager (West)
With a great deal of experience running creative workshops, Helen is passionate about the benefits of creativity. She set up her own social craft groups in Bradford on Avon with the firm idea that it is not just about what you make, it’s about switching off from everyday worries, spending time with likeminded people and sharing each other’s successes. Helen enjoys meeting new people, sharing her love of creativity and learning new skills. As West Hub Manager, Helen manages the Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon groups.
Laura Bridges – Digital Lead
Laura manages the Arts Together social media platforms and website. She also designs publicity material for digital use and printed publication. Laura is also a visual artist and works as a Freelance Arts Practitioner with a variety of organisations and care homes in Wiltshire and BANES. Laura loves sharing her passion for art and craft and strives to help improve people’s sense of wellbeing through creative art projects. She joined Arts Together in 2020.
Sharon Tuttle – Administrator
Sharon has worked in a wide range of arts organisations including; Arnolfini, Cambridge Arts Theatre and The Dukes, with over fifteen years experience in arts marketing and administration. She has a post graduate diploma in Arts Administration and joined Arts Together in 2016.
Trevor Bale –Trevor was an Arts Together group member from 2000, a Trustee from 2005 and is now our Honorary President. He brings a wide range of knowledge and wisdom from a varied career in surveying, the Army, the Metropolitan Police and teaching. He has been a board member with the Guinness Trust and a volunteer with the National Trust at Lacock Abbey. He now advises us on disability issues.
Valerie Burford – Member Representative
Valerie is a retired university lecturer in Statistics and Operational Research. She is also artistically inclined. She found Arts Together when her husband died and she needed help to get her life together. Arts Together is so life affirming that Valerie has become a Trustee and she hopes that her life experience will be of benefit to the Charity.
Paul Hughes – I.T and Data Protection Support
Paul has worked as a software engineer for 30 years, and works freelance for many organisations. He turns his hand to anything from networking systems, traffic lights, to Dyson’s robot vacuum cleaner. He enjoys solving problems and finding solutions in the work. Paul enjoys many creative activities from painting to welding and believes that we can all be creative, which is a very positive activity. He also enjoys keeping bees which has lead him to make the occasional candle.
Yvonne Maunder – Chair
Yvonne is a retired public servant with wide ranging experience in project, financial, personnel and performance management. She became involved with Arts Together because of the enthusiasm and commitment of those involved with the organisation and the clear benefits its work is bringing to the elderly and isolated across the county of Wiltshire.
Wendy O’Grady – Treasurer
I’m a retired teacher and I now volunteer with several groups for ‘mature’ folk particularly those who as they grow older may feel more socially isolated. During the time I volunteered in the Arts Together Bradford on Avon Group I saw how important this group is for its members. Members feel positively uplifted as they come together to work with professional artists on a variety of creative topics and as they chat, laugh and share stories they make friends and feel valued. It’s great to be part of this Charity.
Angela Robinson – Safeguarding Lead and Volunteer Rep
Angela’s early career was in the hotel trade in Devon and Wiltshire. Then in 1987 she joined Wiltshire Social Services and it was there that she was introduced to Arts Together (formally Words Together) just as it was starting out. One of her roles was to introduce older, socially isolated people, who she considered might benefit from the project. At that time there was only one group running in Devizes, however the benefits of attending Arts Together was quickly recognised and other groups in Marlborough and Pewsey soon followed. Five years after retiring from Social Services she is now a volunteer at the Pewsey Group and has become a trustee.
We are delighted to welcome Jennie Gilling and Paul Oakley as our new Artist Representative Trustees. More information soon.
Arts Together operates with:
- 5 part-time personnel
- 5 Trustees
- A team of dedicated volunteers
- Professional carers from local care agencies
- A group of skilled, creative and innovative artists Meet our Artists
- Local community run transport providers
Are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
There is more information about the role, responsibilities and benefits here.
Hannah Carding – painting and illustration
Joanna Dewfall – mosaics
Geri Francis – ceramicist
Jennie Gilling – cyanotypes, paper-making and painting
Rachel Heard – painting
Sue Martin – silkscreen and mixed-media artist
Paul Oakley – painting
Karen Pigott – design, typography and crafts
Clifton (Knati) Powell – drawing and painting