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Meet the Team


Advisory Board

We are incredibly grateful to our advisory board made up of creative professionals from across Staffordshire and Derbyshire, who have supported us on our journey so far. We thoroughly recommend you go and check out all the wonderful work that they are doing in their own communities and support them if you can! 


Terence Shave

Terry's Work

Terry Shave is an artist based in Stoke on Trent with a studio on the old Spode
Factory site, he is also an Emeritus Professor of Fine Art. Educated at
Loughborough College of Art and the Slade School, London he has an extensive
track record as an artist and arts educator and exhibits regularly both in the UK and
abroad. Shave was a founder member of UK New Artists, a young artists
development project based in Nottingham and is an active supporter of artist led
galleries and studios. He is a board member and advisor to AirSpace Gallery in
Stoke-on-Trent as well as Bolton Gate Arts and is currently a Director of DUST
Rising, an artist-led CIC that supports artists and their work in Staffordshire.

What do you bring to Bolton Gate?

I have fifty years experience of working in the arts; in education and in relatedorganisations. I have also spent my life promoting the benefits of the arts tocommunities and the value of artists to their region. I have served on numerousBoards and believe I am very well connected in the Midlands arts scene.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Links to Terry's work

I relish a visit to a museum or art gallery, then a country dog walk to a rural pub for alocally brewed ale. Perfect!!

Dr Rhiannon Jones (FRSA) is Associate Professor (Civic Practice), University of Derby. She leads the University Institutional Success Measure for Civic and runs CivicLAB an Institution-wide centre on participatory culture, creative dialogue, and civic practice. She chairs the International Contemporary Working Art Group for Cumulus, the only Global Association in Art and Design. She is a member of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement and Trustee of New Art Exchange, a ground-breaking, Global Majority, NPO for Arts Council England and an award-winning and internationally recognised Gallery. She regularly works with Council for Higher Education in Art and Design, British Academy and Design Council UK. Her research into placemaking is a case study for the National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange and presented at the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group. She is a published academic, most recently a chapter with Intellect Books (2024) and one with Council for Higher Education in Art and Design on Women in Leadership (2024). and frequently provides keynotes Nationally and Internationally within the Creative and Cultural Industry Sector. She judged the UKNA artists in 2024 and judged the Derbyshire Community Business Awards for East Midlands Chamber of Commerce in 2022-23. She co-founded InDialogue, curating international conferences and residencies, supporting over 600 artists from over 15 countries since its inception. She founded the company S.H.E.D, a pop-up public arts space. Accolades include: finalist for Universities Alliance Award (2022), Shed of the year finalist (2020), UK Green Gown Awards: Benefiting Community (2021). She has been selected as a social regenerative entrepreneur and is a Catalyst Grant holder from, the Royal Society of Arts (2023-4). She founded the CIC, Designing Dialogue(S.H.E.D) in 2019 a public arts, touring and innovation space which has received several national honours and funding from partners such as Design Council, UK, CHEAD, Arts Council England, RSA and local trusts and councils.






Rhiannon's Work

Rhiannon Jones

What do you bring to Bolton Gate?

20 years plus of experience working within Creative and Cultural Industry, and H.E Sector.  

What do you like to do outside of work?

Links- and  and Photo-  You can use the one from my staff profile (Attached)

Spending time with my family and friends. Spending time visiting Galleries,  Museums and the Theatre. Travelling!

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