Alison Redshaw founded Dilly Arts in 2011. She has a wealth of experience of working in strategic arts development across the North East. Previously she has held key Arts Management positions in Newcastle City Council (Arts Development Officer 1999 – 2004), Sunderland City Council (Strategic Arts Manager 2004 – 2006) and as Director of Durham City Arts (2006 – 2011). During her time at Durham City Arts she devised and managed award winning projects including those gaining the Journal Culture Magazine ‘Best Event in the North East’ for ‘Enlightenment’ light festival and ‘Best Event in Durham’ for Durham Book Festival, in addition to projects which have won Koestler Awards for Arts in prison. She is passionate about arts development and specifically the role the arts can play within our communities, not least of which her work since 2006 across North East prisons and with children of prisoners.
Sheree Mack is a highly motivated and experienced writer, artist and
diverse arts project manager based in the North East of England,
specialising in text, visual arts, mixed-media and heritage with
culturally diverse artists and communities across the arts and cultural
Suzy O’Hara brings her expertise, passion for art and Irish craic to the Dilly Arts board.
Suzy is a an accomplished project manager with extensive experience in the development and delivery of time based, large scale, complex and high profile arts festivals, events and digital arts commissions. Suzy is also a full time PhD student researcher at CRUMB (University of Sunderland) where she is exploring the impact of pervasive convergent technology and media on the production, dissemination and consumption of art.
Graeme Boxwell has been a Board member since the inception of Dilly Arts. Graeme’s specialism is in the use of IT to enhance engagement and learning. He writes an educational technology blog at www.graemeboxwell.co.uk, and is an avid tweeter (@graemeboxwell). He is the author of Mobile Learning in Moodle (DVD) released by Packt Publishing. He is also heavily involved in web design and is the owner of Boxwell Web Design.