Arabella Harvey - Chair
I am a visual arts programmer based just south of Edinburgh, with a background in painting, art history and theory. In addition to an independent curatorial practice, I am currently Director at the Peter Potter Gallery in Haddington, where we are delivering a major programme of activity called Lost Landscapes which includes newly commissioned work by artists working with lens based media. I am delighted to support SLPs valuable programmes with the knowledge and experience I have gained in the visual arts sector.
Eleanor is an award winning Scottish Film and Television director and writer. She has made numerous arts documentaries for world wide broadcast, and more recently moved into film drama, making her debut feature, 'Blinded', in 2004. She also teaches screenwriting to a wide diversity of students across Europe and the UK.
I am a French, Spanish and TEFL teacher with 20 years experience teaching in Universities, FE colleges and secondary schools in Scotland, France and Spain. I am currently responsible for International Education at St Aloysius College, Glasgow. I am also a keen photographer and follower of contemporary art.
Cristina has a background in project management across a range of cultural and event led projects including site specific and large scale outdoor works. Her previous projects include the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Handover Ceremony and Glasgow International and joined NVA in early 2011 as Project Manager of Speed of Light. Cristina is a graduate from the Fine Art Photography department at Glasgow School of Art and has a passion for lens based media.
Oscar Van Heek
Oscar works as writer/director, having recently written and directed Dark Water, a unique collaboration with composer Malcolm Lindsay, Scottish Opera and Creative Scotland. The project is now being developed as a feature film, which Oscar will also direct. He has written several feature film scripts, including the original screenplay Carmen’s Two Weddings as well as adapting the multi award-winning novel 'Reef'. Previous to that he produced the feature film 'Blinded' starring Peter Mullan; Jodhi May and Phyllida Law.
Oscar was head of Development for Creative Scotland and has produced and exec produced numerous short films including the award winning GASMAN by LYNN RAMSAY, and LITTLE SISTERS by ANDY GODDARD. He teaches film at Screen Academy Scotland where he also set up and currently runs lo-fi; a low budget feature film programme with the BBC and Creative Scotland.
As a photographer, he is currently engaged in a multi platform ‘Waterfall’ project resulting in book, exhibition and multimedia app, as well as continuing work on a series called Vanitas.
Rachel is a communications and sponsorship expert and has worked in the cultural sector for twenty years. She has worked in-house as a fundraiser at the Edinburgh International Festival (5 years) and National Theatre in London, then moved agency-side to provide advice and support to the corporate sector, specialising in culture, charity and high-end sports partnerships. Her clients have included multiple award winning campaigns such as The Unilever Series of commissions for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Morgan Stanley’s European sponsorship portfolio of visual arts and baroque music, and HSBC’s global campaign Cultural Exchange exploring culture in emerging markets (China, Brazil, India and the Middle East).
She is also an expert in festivals and has worked on fundraising and communications campaigns for the London Jazz Festival, London Design Festival, Newport’s year long celebration of The Ryder Cup, Homecoming Scotland, Liverpool European Capital of Culture and the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. Other cultural clients include the British Council, British Library,ICA,V&A, Wales Millennium Centre and Frieze.
Rachel assists corporate and brand clients in partnerships with cultural, sporting and charity partners. They include BNP Paribas, UBS, Lloyds Bank, HSBC, HSBC Private Bank, Scottish Widows, First Direct, American Airlines, Corus steel and BP. She has an MSc in Cultural Services Management from Edinburgh University and in involved in the development and delivery of the European Sponsorship Association Sponsorship Diploma and associated Arts Certificate.
Alison heads up an award winning Intellectual Property and Technology team at Maclay Murray & Spens LLP, where she helps businesses navigate their way around commercial contract matters delivering practical and pragmatic legal advice. She is an accredited specialist in Intellectual Property Law with the Law Society of Scotland.
Alison has over 17 years of experience in advising organisations on the protection and exploitation of their Intellectual Property rights including copyright, trade marks and patents. Alison also provides complex data protection advice to a number of her clients.
Alison also regularly provides training to private and public sector organisations. Recent topics have included Brexit: the implications of intellectual property and Social Media; how to balance the risks with the rewards. Alison is also the co-author of the UK chapter of “IP Client Strategies in Europe”. Alison was previously a Director of Greenock Morton Football Club and is currently an Executive member of the Scottish Food Trade Association.
She is a keen networker. She is a member of the Society for Computers and the Law and the Licensing Executives Society. MMS is also a member of the Lex Mundi network which is an international network of quality tested legal Firms across the world and Alison actively participates in the Intellectual Property Group.
Graeme is Assistant Director of Investment Management with Brewin Dolphin in Glasgow, one of the UK’s leading wealth managers where his duties include managing the investment of approximately £100 million of client funds (individuals, charities, trusts and pension funds). He is a graduate of Strathclyde University Business School 1992 where he gained a BA in Finance and Marketing.
In 2014, the facilities, retail and web developments were supported with investment from The Enterprise Ready Fund, Creative Scotland and The Foyle Foundation.
(Glasgow Photography Group Ltd with charitable status (SCO 16470) trading as Street Level Photoworks. Registered in Scotland No 113667).