Lindsey Fryer, Andrew Atchison, Anna Aroussi, Hannah Gaunt, Rubbiah Ullah, Susan Damali Ibreck, Ticky Lowe, Naseem Darbey and Gemma Hobbs
Marsh Award for Excellence In Gallery Education – Lifetime Achievement Award
Lindsey Fryer is the Head of Learning at Tate Liverpool. She has been the Vice Chair of Engage as well as contributing to the development at Tate Liverpool. She has worked to improve the professional status of gallery educators internationally and works with audiences to focus of mental health and wellbeing.
Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education – International
Andrew Atchison is a practicing artist and Artist Educator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne, Australia where he in an integral part of the Education Team. He embraces the challenges of communicating complex ideas to students, and has travelled to deliver in-school programs like ‘Talk Think Public Art’.
Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education
Anna Aroussi– Anna is an Engagement Officer at Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Devon. She has played an invaluable role in developing and delivering the ‘Creative Cabin’, a mobile creative space taking nature and culture of tour through the local area. She also developed strong partnerships with TATE, local AONB’s, Devon Recovery Learning Community and East Devon District Council frontline service team to design activities for those in need.
Hannah Gaunt – Hannah is a Learning and Engagement manager at the Turnpike in Leigh and has been working in cultural learning and engagement for the past 10 years. She supports talent and sparks innovation by seeking out opportunities and developing programs for young people.
Rbbiah Ullah – Rubbia is an Education Officer at the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool where she works with diverse groups to instil confidence in her collaborators. She is Learning and Interpretation Assistant at Quarry Bank Mill heritage site where she devised and delivers tours for visitors and school programmes.
Susan Damali Ibreck – Susan is the Creative Learning Manager at the Institute of International Visual Arts, dedicated to the development of artists of colour to represent the importance of diversity and representation. Susan is excellent in creative solutions and impactful delivery in schools and with families during the Covid-19 restrictions.
Ticky Lowe – Ticky is a freelance artist at Making Sense CIC where she enables all walks of life and age groups to engage with visual arts and multi-sensory approaches to workshops, events and training. She became the project manager for Access to Heritage to open doors for people with learning difficulties.
Naseem Darbey and Gemma Hobbs – Naseem and Gemma volunteer at Keighley Creative in Leeds which provides innovative and visual arts projects and activities for local communities. They have transformed and regenerated an abandoned retail building into a dynamic creative space that is welcoming for the community.
The Awards Presentation is available to watch on Engage’s website: https://engage.org/happenings/marsh-awards/marsh-awards-for-excellence-in-gallery-education-ceremony/