Our Team

TONI MACKINNON

Gallery Director

Toni determines the overall shape, management and delivery of the Gallery's exhibition programme, and develops its vision, brand and strategic plan. She leads the gallery team in its implementation of exhibitions, publications, educational programmes and public events.

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TRICIA JOHNSON

Exhibition Coordinator and Administrator

Tricia manages the logistics of loaning art from lending institutions and artists for exhibitions staged at the Gallery. She works closely with the director and the Gallery’s exhibition designer and installation technician; and coordinates the team to ensure the delivery of the Gallery’s annual exhibition programme. In addition she oversees the smooth running of the Gallery’s day to day operation.

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ELHAM SALARI

Public Engagement Specialist

Elham leads the Gallery’s public engagement initiatives and is responsible for delivering a range of innovative programmes to maximise the public’s relationship with the Gallery. Her portfolio includes educational programmes for schools, specialised interactive activities, lectures, artist workshops, floor talks, school holiday programmes and Art for Tots. Her favourite initiative is the Youth Art Ambassador Programme which she developed to provide young people with an opportunity to shape what happens at the Gallery.

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JONATHAN BROWN

Exhibition Designer and Installation Technician

Jonathan manages the design of exhibitions presented in Hastings City Art Gallery’s spaces – from preparatory floor plan layouts through to installation and de-installation. He fabricates exhibition fittings and furnishings, implements lighting and audio-visual display solutions and, in the case of touring exhibitions, designs and builds museum-standard art storage crates. In his role he works closely with artists, curators, the Gallery’s graphic designer, and management.

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EBONY HOLT

Graphic Designer

As the Gallery’s graphic designer, Ebony implements the visual composition, look and feel of each exhibition, from signage, informative text, and labels; to digital and online publicity. She relishes the different challenges each new show brings. In addition, she designs the Hastings City Art Gallery’s raft of marketing material and branding collateral, and works closely with the Gallery team, artists and guest curators – advising and supporting them in a cross-section of design requirements.

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