Julie Lomax

Chief Executive Officer

Julie Lomax joined a-n The Artists Information Company as CEO in 2018 after working as Director of Development at Liverpool Biennial. She was previously Director of Visual Arts for the Australia Council for the Arts, responsible for visual arts policy and investment. She worked at Arts Council England as Director of Visual Arts for London, responsible for over £40m investment in the arts in London.

Julie Lomax is Chair of The Showroom, London and Executive Committee member of the Association of Women in the Arts and regularly lectures at Sotheby’s Institute. She originally trained as an artist, graduating from Chelsea School of Art with a degree in Fine Art.

Shelley Barclay

Executive Assistant

Shelley is a-n’s Executive Assistant, working closely with the CEO to support their work managing the business. She also provides administrative support to the a-n Board, Artists Council and wider team. Before joining a-n Shelley worked at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, as part of the fundraising team. She is based in a-n’s Newcastle office.

Robin Bootes

Membership Support

Robin’s works on the administration of a-n’s membership and assists with broader financial duties. He is also a recent PhD graduate from Newcastle University and a freelance researcher. Interested in the relationship between culture and the press he has written an archival history of the specialist videogaming magazine, which examines gaming as both a cultural industry and a form of social practice. He is based in a-n’s Newcastle office.

Wing-Sie Chan

Programmes & Partnerships Manager 

Wing-Sie is responsible for establishing partnerships and managing and delivering programmes to increase development opportunities for a-n’s members. Before joining a-n she worked at Arts Council England as a Visual Arts Relationship Manager, championing and developing arts and culture in London through various investment programmes including managing National Portfolio Organisations. She was previously a Registrar at Alan Cristea Gallery and Exhibitions and Fundraising Manager at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. She is based in a-n’s London office.

David Farrow

Head of Business Development

David has extensive experience of working in the arts, cultural, education and charity sectors. With previous roles working for Arts Council England, Manchester Metropolitan University and as Head of Creative Partnership Programmes, where he was responsible for grant making and creative programmes. David has been an artist, art teacher and is a history of art graduate. Working from Manchester he is responsible for a-n’s business development.

Jack Hutchinson

Content Producer

Jack is part of a-n’s Programme Team working on digital content and communications across the website. He has worked for a-n since 2009, including on Paying Artists Campaign and delivering professional development workshops. As a freelance journalist he has written for Dazed and Confused, The Guardian, Arty, Garageland and Twin Magazine. Jack is also a musician and practising artist focusing on drawing. He is based in a-n’s London office.

Abi Lunn

Digital Assistant

Passionate about all things digital, Abi is a-n’s Digital Assistant. She has a background in campaigning and advocacy and comes to a-n after working as Membership and Communication Support Officer at VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East) where she looked after the day-to-day management of the website and membership processes. Abi co-founded the Young Charity Professional Network and is a trustee of NE Youth. She has a degree in Politics and is based in the Newcastle office.

Anne Meikle

Finance Manager

Anne is a fellow member of AAT (FMAAT) and has worked with a-n as Finance Manager since 2003. She is responsible for financial operational functions including budgeting, management accounts, salaries and related policies. She is based in a-n’s Newcastle office.

William Mortada

Digital Manager

William is responsible for maintaining and developing a-n’s website and membership management system. He has a background working within the voluntary and community sector where he supports organisations with a social purpose to use technology. He is an experienced website and database developer and is a specialist in CiviCRM. William is a keen cyclist and a trustee of a bike recycling charity. He is based in a-n’s Newcastle office.

Jessica Murphy

Business Development Officer

Jessica has a background in fine art alongside experience working in events and business development for a range of arts organisations and charities. She joined the a-n team in 2020 as Business Development Officer. Combining her collective experience, Jessica is responsible for the delivery of new business opportunities supporting the fundraising strategy in line with a-n’s mission and business plan. She is based in a-n’s Newcastle Office.

Gillian Nicol

Director of Digital and Online Content

Gillian has a key role in instigating and leading artistic and business developments at a-n. She is experienced in developing and delivering content via UK-wide networks of contributors across different publishing formats and social media. Her background in art practice and artist-led activity informs her commitment to ensuring artists’ voices are heard, rights are recognised and infrastructures to support developing practice are valued. She is based in a-n’s Newcastle office.

Stephen Palmer

Head of Online Content

Stephen is responsible for developing, producing and distributing a-n’s online content, and managing the Content team to ensure quality standards across all commissioned and user-generated material on the a-n site. Alongside this he writes occasional articles and features for a-n News and oversees the production of publications including a-n’s annual Degree Shows Guide. As an artist Stephen makes paintings and drawings that currently feature a sheet folded, screwed up and scribbled on A4 paper as their subject. He is based in a-n’s London office.

Narbi Price

Membership Support 

Narbi has supported a-n’s members since 2015. He is a painter and lecturer and a former John Moores Painting Prize prizewinner, interested in the perceived histories of locations and in how painting can question the understanding of architectural and pictorial space. He is represented by Vane in the UK and GalleriaSIX in Italy. He is also studying for a PhD in Informal Art Education at Newcastle University in partnership with the Northumberland Archive. When he’s not doing all of that he can be found playing drums in Newcastle dirge rock band Big Fail. He is based in a-n’s Newcastle office.

Ellen Wilkinson

Content Producer

Ellen works in a-n’s Programme Team, producing digital material for the website and social media, including features, resources, news and members’ content. Before joining a-n in 2019 Ellen lived in Bristol where she studied Fine Art and worked for many of the city’s arts and education organisations, including Spike Island, MAYK, Arnolfini, University of the West of England and Visual Arts South West. Ellen is also an artist and freelance writer and recent commissions include FACT, Printmaking Today and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. She is based in a-n’s London office.

1. Julie Lomax. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
2. Shelley Barclay. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
3. Robin Bootes. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
4. Wing-Sie Chan. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
5. David Farrow. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
6. Jack Hutchinson. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
7. Abi Lunn. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
8. Anne Meikle. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
9. William Mortada. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
10. Jessica Murphy. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
11. Gillian Nicol. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
12. Stephen Palmer. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
13. Narbi Price. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
14. Ellen Wilkinson. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes