Hester Schofield :
Hester trained in Fine Art, (B.A M.A) specialising in multi-media sculpture, installation, performance and video until her video work led her into the film and TV industry as a freelance producer , director and then screenwriter. She has extensive experience of leading creative workshops for children and adults in visual art, video and screenwriting in a wide variety of community settings including schools, art galleries and prisons.

Jo Burlington:
Jo is a practicing artist (B.A Fine Art, MPhil) who specialises in solo performances, storytelling and installation. She was a co-founder of the artist’s collective OMSK, producing laboratory style live art/music and film events in London, Brighton and Oslo.

She is also an Occupational Therapist (Msc), with experience of working in mental health and dementia in both the NHS and Social Services.  She is a highly skilled practitioner who has significant experience of working in therapeutic and creative community projects.

Lorna Robbins – Artescape Assistant
Lorna  is currently Clinical Lead for Learning Disabilities Psychology for Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Lead manager for Disability Services. . She is registered with the BPS and HCPC

She has a degree in Applied Psychology, a Masters in Systematic Family Therapy, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has extensive experience as a clinical psychologist. She has worked on a wide range of therapeutic  and creative community projects  and is an advocate of utilising creativity in therapeutic settings.

Richard Toft: – Technical Adviser/Fundraiser
Richard is a professional  engineer Bsc, MSc , FimechE, CEng, who facilitates the technical realization of the children’s ideas and concepts. Richard  also advises on our community liason and fundraising.