PEOPLE

TRUSTEES
Isabelle Nowak (Chair)
Craig Burnett
Martin Coomer  
Juan Cruz 
Janice McLaren
Jeff McMillan
Jon Medlam
Habda Rashid
Claire Reay

KEY FUNDERS
Arts Council England
Paul & Louise Cooke Endowment

PROJECT FUNDERS
Art Fund - Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant
Calouste Gulbenkian
Cockayne - Grants for the Arts
Derwent London Community Fund
Groundwork’s Our Space Award
Grow Wild
Henry Moore Foundation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
The London Community Foundation

CORPORATE SPONSORS
Great Art

SUPPORTERS
Honorary Patron

Mark Wallinger

PEER Visionaries
Sarah & Gerard Griffin
Harriet & Oliver Kimberley
Isabelle Nowak & Torsten Winkler
Courtney & Roland Phillips
Anders & Yukiko Schroeder

PEER Champions
Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton & Paul Dale  
Charles Asprey
Martina & Ante Batovic
Brian Boylan
Susan Estes & Andy Rojecki
Nikki & Simon Fennell
Ellen & Stefan Goetz
Patrick Holmes
Mario Palencia
Francesca & Carlos Pinto
Karen & Mark Smith
and others who wish to remain anonymous

PEER Gallery Supporters
Annely Juda Gallery
Karsten Schubert
Laure Genillard
Maureen Paley
Pippy Houldsworth
Stephen Friedman Gallery

PEER Pioneers
Sofia Bocca
Caroline Douglas & Guy Morey
Jim Moyes
and others who wish to remain anonymous

Best Friends
Penny Johnson
Rachel Cooke
Jonathan Tomlinson
and others who wish to remain anonymous

OUR TEAM

Director:
Ingrid Swenson MBE has established PEER as a significant small-scale contemporary arts organisation over the past two decades, presenting highly regarded and critically acclaimed exhibitions and projects to the local community of Hoxton and beyond. Swenson has recently been honoured with an MBE for Services to the Arts in East London in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018.

Deputy Director: Rosa Harvest started her career working in both private and public sector arts organisations in Bristol, before moving to London to become Coordinator for Made in Arts London at UAL. Most recently, Rosa was Development Manager at New Contemporaries and in 2017 completed her MA in Arts and Culture Enterprise at Central Saint Martins. 

Curator for Local Audiences:  Alice White previously worked as a Producer for Create London, having worked on Panic! and Town Gas young people’s project. In 2017 she graduated from the RCA MA Curating Contemporary Art programme; co-curating Itinerant Assembly, based at Gasworks. She is committed to promoting arts accessibility to all communities and champions the diversity in programming that often comes via community engagement.

­­Garden Designer: Jane Heather’s garden design practice draws on expertise gained from a training in Illustration at the Royal College of Art and her previous experience as a designer for theatre, film and performance.  With diplomas in RHS Level 2 Horticult­ure and Garden Design from Capel Manor she is able to combine rigorous design with excellent plant knowledge.  She is passionate about balancing a beautiful and naturalistic planting with concerns for manageability, particularly in respect to sustainability and environmental change.

Finance Administrator: Stefania Valente has gained experience in many fields since swapping her marketing career in Milan for London in 2000. She has been working in the voluntary and cultural sector since 2007, always choosing socially responsible employers, giving her time to Hackney City Farm, Iniva, Sense of Place, Autograph-ABP, Adrenalinedance and A2 Company, combining her financial management skills with a passion for art and culture.

Gallery Trainee: Natascha Rimo recently graduated from the University of Essex with a BA in Art History. She also co-founded PUNCTUM an art collective that champions creativity and accessibility through experimental art events.

Previous Gallery Trainees: Khadija Saye, Sanaz Movahedi, Bod Jaman, Dela Anderson and Cora Cuthbert.

PEER Ambassadors:
Amida, Devinya, Ellise, Fatim, Naile, Iarla, Gideon, Aantu

Find out more about the PEER Ambassador scheme here