The TVAF Board Members
Yinnon Ezra MBE MA FRSA (Chairman)
Yinnon has always been at the forefront of local government advocating the transformational power of Culture in regenerating communities.
Yinnon has worked in local Government and the voluntary sector for 37 years, 23 of which have been at Chief Officer Level in three local authorities.
His energetic, innovative, radical and inspiring solutions to delivering Cultural Services and strong customer focus are seen as best practice amongst those he has worked with. In the New Year Honours of 2008, he was awarded the MBE for services to local government.
Current positions include:
Previous roles include:
Yinnon is married to Ruth an Artist; they have two children one married and a granddaughter of three. They live in Broughton near Stockbridge in Hampshire.
'You can contact Yinnon about the TVAF manifesto for arts in Test Valley and any ideas and support you may be able to offer.
Madeline Edmonds MBE JP
In 1991, the late Michael Colvin MP, knowing of my interest in the arts, invited me to discuss the possible formation of an organisation for the purpose of establishing and overseeing a body of like-minded people in support of the Arts in Test Valley.
The first and obvious person to invite was Mrs Jill Low, a well-established artist living in Romsey. She was already the curator of the Southampton Art Gallery whose knowledge and experience was likely to be invaluable to us, and so it transpired to be. Together with elected members of the Andover Borough Council, and in particular the Principle Art Officer Mr Ian McKie, a committee was formed and in due course Test Valley Arts Foundation (TVAF) was born. The enthusiasm throughout was infectious. Some early funding was acquired and the rest is history.
Mrs Patricia West
"I am delighted to play a supportive role and am occasionally able to signpost members of the public and areas for funding to assist the growth and expansion of the Arts Foundation which I thoroughly enjoy."
Pat has been a patron of TVAF since early 2OOO when she was approached by the late Captain Michael Boyle. She worked with our previous chairman Madeline Edmonds for years and remain good friends.
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David Dixon (Lead Artist)
David is an installation artist who has spent many years training and working as an artist, educator and project manager. He is responsible for running the arts program at Chapel Arts Studios, connecting artists to the community, and running its "Educational Project Residency". He is also working for Mottisfont Abbey as the Community Facilitator on their two-year “A Place For Art” residency programme. Chapel Arts Studios has flourished under his leadership partnering with over 60 groups and organisations and reaching in excess of 7000 people. Amongst artists he has established the Chapel's reputation as a place to experiment and collaborate.
You can contact David about working with Chapel Arts Studios. He's willing to explore ideas over coffee and biscuits, and can introduce you to local artists, opportunities and decision makers.
Chapel Art Studios Associate Artists
Maintaining an active community of Associate Artists is important for Chapel Arts Studios to ensure that contemporary art flourishes in Test Valley — and to enable multiple art projects to evolve in parallel.
Since the creation of the CAS Associate Artist Network, groups and individuals seeking to work in partnership with CAS can now be connected to a socially engaged, talented artist from its network of associate artists. For more information please contact David at the studios.
CAS Associate Artists, are as follows:
Tom Mortimer (Andover)
Laurence Rushby (Salisbury)
Peter Driver (Reading)
Helen Northcott (Winchester)
Susan Francis (Salisbury)
Leanne Renshaw (Winchester)
Clarisse Wisser (Basingstoke)
Kirsty Smith (Southampton)
Dawn Evans (Newbury)
Issac Whitcombe (Winchester)
Maija Liepins (Andover)
Yonat Nitzan-Green (Andover)
Lydia Heath (Brighton)
Chloe Sutton-Stacey (UK & Australia)
Kimvi Nguyen (Winchester)
Debbie Skinner (Andover)
Michael Johnson (Andover)