Meet The Team
We are a small charity dedicated to uplifting artists and encouraging creative projects within the community. Our team all sharing a real passion for arts and creativity. Read a little about our founder and trustees bellow
Inspired by volunteering for a local charity organisation, building on strong commercial and sales experience in television advertising, computer software and property management including the setup and running of independent companies and achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Rose West had the vision to create In A Space.
Having witnessed the difference even a small creative activity can make to a person’s sense of well-being and belonging it seemed logical to find a way to deliver this experience to more people particularly those that find it difficult to access opportunities to be involved in the arts. Artists can play an important role in helping to revitalise our high streets and in bringing exciting ground-level art to the people.
James Frost is a versatile educator and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is currently teaching theatre design modules at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has taught art and animation theory, drawing, professional practice, curating and postgraduate supervision. For six years he was. Programme Director of BA Visual Arts and Design, followed by BA Fine Art with pathways in Applied Arts and Curating. As a creative practitioner, he regularly exhibits drawings, paintings, sculpture and film.
He is a puppeteer and puppet maker, with extensive experience in street, folk and other rough theatre practices. He also works in set design and construction, props and mask making. He is a co-founder and Chair of the community arts and heritage group Bringing Alive Sandwich Heritage (BASH). He has co-organised a number of events in the Sandwich area including Sandwich 1457 anniversary celebrations and The Winter Tales Festival of Stories.
Andrea is a UK based artist who after 10 years making and exhibiting as a sculptor and letter carver in stone, has brought some of physical nature of those disciplines to her return to drawing and oil painting. Andrea has 20 years of business and management experience as a broadcast, media, marketing, and commercia specialist, within advertising agencies, ITV plc and independent consultancy.
She was until recently a Lay Member for Newham Clinical Commissioning Group with special responsibilities for primary care, audit and risk. She has exhibited and has pieces in private collections across the UK and abroad, been commissioned for a national award and contributed to Roots Manuva’s prize-winning album cover ‘Slime and Reason’.
Charles Williams is an artist, writer and lecturer. His work involves narratives, questionable or otherwise, running together and sometimes overlapping. Recent projects have included ‘Talking to Louise Bourgeois’, ‘The Death of Joe Skipping’ and ‘The Lost Paintings of Herzog Dellafiore.’
Currently a PhD candidate at Canterbury Christ Church University, he was until recently Programme Director of the Fine Art degree at CCCU. Prior to his involvement with HE, Charles was Curator of the New English School of drawing. an independent charity dedicated to the support and development of observational drawing, and he is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society’s educational team. He is the author of Basic Drawing (2011) and Basic Watercolour (2014) and writes a regular ‘musings’ column for The Artist magazine on various art world issues. From 2007 to 2010 he was on the board of Governors at the Federation of British Artists.
Hannah Faraway is an artist and teaching support member of a primary school. She graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art and Curating in 2018 and continued her practice with a focus on printmaking and painting.
This has led to a recent development of selling at artisan and craft markets as well as exhibiting locally in Essex.
Hannah has built on her interest and joy in the connection between creativity, mental health and community through her varied work by joining the In a Space Team in 2021.
Christie is a Kent-based printmaker with a BA from Canterbury Christ Church University in Fine Art. They also teach a wide variety of different art skills and help with the set-up and teaching of our Zoom classes which began with the start of the pandemic.
They have also taught multiple classes for us in Colour theory, acrylic paint, collage and much more
Christie's passion for art and how it should be accessible to people from all walks of life is why they are a perfect fit for our team. They also run our website, Facebook and Instagram accounts keeping you up to date with what's going on in the world of In A Space