Laura Joy is Head of Education at the Roche Court Educational Trust. As a qualified teacher and artist-educator she has devised and delivered high quality arts education programmes for over two decades, including with the National Trust, the British Library, and Arts University Bournemouth.
Her BA in Fine Art and Art History at University of the Arts London led Laura to an understanding of the impact that contemporary art can have on individuals and the valuable part it can play in building strong, diverse communities. Her aim ever since has been to facilitate exciting projects and learning experiences that help to develop qualities such as resilience, confidence and independence.
Laura completed an MA in Fine Art Printmaking and, alongside her work at Roche Court, she makes prints, artist’s books and zines, with a special interest in objects and their connection to memory.
Jenny Cooper is our Education Officer and most recent addition to the team. She has several years of experience working in contemporary art galleries, schools and community contexts. Jenny studied Fine Art before completing a Masters Degree in Art & Design in Education at UCL Institute of Education, and has since been developing creative learning and engagement programmes in organisations including Studio Voltaire and The Showroom. Most recently she has been working at Whitechapel Gallery as Education Assistant, delivering participatory projects for children, young people, educators and community groups in collaboration with artists and creative practitioners.
Julieann Worrall Hood is Creative Education Consultant to the Roche Court Educational Trust. An artist educator with over twenty years experience of devising and leading projects in schools, museums, communities, theatres and art galleries, before joining the team at Roche Court, Julieann was a lecturer and subject leader on the Contemporary Arts Practice degree course at Bath Spa University. Creative, interdisciplinary and multi-sensory engagement with the arts can develop critical thinking and enquiry, problem solving, intellectual curiosity and self esteem and Julieann’s mission is to continue to find and create opportunities for all to take part in wonderful moments of shifted perception, insight and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art.
Josepha Sanna joined the Roche Court Educational Trust in 2014. As ARTiculation Project Manager, she is able to share her fervour for art with the next generation of art historians, and help dissipate the myths and preconceptions gathered around public speaking. Josepha studied Fine Art at the Arts University Bournemouth, specialising in sculpture, so is happy to be surrounded by the New Art Centre’s grounds and contents. She continued her education at the Courtauld Institute of Art, before gaining an MA in History of Art from the University of Sussex in 2016, alongside working as freelance artist liaison and co-ordinator for a variety of international projects.
Timothy Revell is Communications and Outreach Officer for ARTiculation, having joined in 2018 after completing an MSt at the University of Oxford as the John Bamborough Msc Scholar in the Humanities, Linacre College in the History of Art and Visual Culture, writing on Peter Paul Rubens. Tim also studied at the Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario where he was the Medal Winner in Art History. In 2015-16, Tim was a Baden-Württemberg Scholar at the Universität Heidelberg in Germany, where he worked on the international project Women Cross Media that was exhibited at the State Collections of Dresden in 2017.
An ardent athlete and sportsman, Tim played ice hockey around the world and eventually co-founded a 3-on-3 youth hockey programme, and also played on the Squad for the Oxford University Polo Club, travelling all over the UK, Europe and America to represent the University. Tim’s interests in the arts extends a broad spectrum, including an encyclopaedic knowledge of early-twentieth century film, but he is also avidly passionate about getting young people involved in the arts, visual culture and the stimulation of life manifested in the material world.
Lucy Hares is our ARTiculation Schools Liaison Officer at the Roche Court Educational Trust, joining the team in June 2019. Lucy has an MSc from Cardiff University in Care of Museum Collections, and an BA in History from UWE Bristol. Since graduating in 2001, Lucy worked in conservation at Historic Royal Palaces in London, was a curator at the London Fire Brigade Museum, and from 2008 worked at the Heritage Lottery Fund as a Development Officer. Lucy was also a Programme Manager on public parks and landscape-scale projects until 2016. After her move to Salisbury in 2017, Lucy has enjoyed volunteering at a local primary school and running in the Wiltshire countryside – so working in the beautiful parkland surrounding Roche Court combines her love of the arts, education and the great outdoors.
Peter Stamps joined the ARTiculation Team as a volunteer in 2017 having retired from the British Army. He has an MSc from Cranfield and taught English as a foreign language in Nepal between leaving the Army and coming to Roche Court. Leaving all artistic aspects of ARTiculation to a hugely qualified team, he works on the administrative and logistic support requirements of the programme.