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.
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.
Sacha is responsible for customer service delivery and visitor experience in the Gallery, and is passionate about manaakitanga. Her role includes coordinating and managing exhibition openings, connecting with the Gallery’s volunteer base – an aspect of her job that she loves – and management of the Gallery store, Te Toa.
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.