Who We Are

Lucy Jefferies

Education: BA in Film from Queen Mary University.

Experience: Lucy started her career working for Encounters Short Film Festivals in Bristol, since then she has worked extensively for local authority arts teams in Brighton & Hove and London specialising in developing and producing participatory work and creative programmes.

Current Work: Lucy works full time for Quiet Down There developing the organisation, its partnerships and projects. She is also an Artistic and Quality Assessor for Arts Council England.

Ethos: All her work involves collaboration and co-production, bringing and developing high quality participatory arts experiences to contexts which aren't traditional. Lucy believes that creativity and creative experiences can help you feel better on a hourly, daily and monthly basis, helping people deal with difficult thoughts, feelings and circumstances and making a more resilient and happier society.

My best worst idea: the Unbearable Museum - a museum where objects are curated by weight starting with the heaviest say sculptures made of concrete slabs and eventually ending with the lightest - a room full of feathers.


Victoria Patrick

Education: MA Theatre Practice from Central School of Speech and Drama, BA English / History double major from McGill University.

Experience: Victoria works with the cultural, community, and education sectors to join up resources, deliver innovative projects and build successful partnerships. Over the past decade, Victoria has taken on a number of strategic and delivery focussed roles with Museum of London, Barbican, Roundhouse, Cob Gallery, Camden Spark and Camden Council. Most recently Victoria supported the development of a cultural learning partnership of twenty-six organisations as Programme Manager for Culture Mile Learning, and established a innovative model for collaboration between east London schools and arts practitioners as Programme Manager for Creative Schools.

Current Work: Partnerships Manager (freelance) with A New Direction, freelance arts consultant.

Ethos: Victoria is passionate about the power of collaboration and co-creation to support participation in inspiring arts and cultural experiences. Her approach is needs-led and evidence based, and often involves the development of culture driven partnerships and innovative cross-sector collaborations.

My best worst idea: My proposal for a 'Cats of Camden' exhibition of cat photos curated with the community at Swiss Cottage Gallery was met with awkward silence by the rest of the Camden Arts Team in 2013. An idea ahead of its time, the concept has since been validated by multiple international galleries and the internet.


Esther Springett

Education: BA Hons in Critical Fine Art Practice from Brighton University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education.

Experience: Esther worked for five years as a lead tutor and curriculum manager in further education whilst also building a portfolio of site-specific art commissions and community projects. She has worked on diverse learning programmes for Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill and Towner gallery, Eastbourne. Alongside her work in learning, she works with performance and arts initiative Bouffant Collective as a filmmaker and regularly collaborates with artists on the Anti-Ghost Moon Ray record label. She has had her film work screened at BFI London and the Barbican Centre.

Current Work: Freelance Artists, Project Manager & Community Networks Coordinator at Project Art Works, Hastings

Ethos: As a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker, she works at the junction between art, participation, learning and curation. Her practice is social and often stems from a period of time in one place with people. She likes to explore different approaches to creative participation leading to unlikely collaborations and an interest in art practices that question ideas of 'community' and social space.

My best worst idea: an outdoor confession booth disguised as an electrician's tent with an endless supply of tea. More of a recurring idea. Unrealised.

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Charlie Levine

Education: MA Critical and Contextual Art Practices, Birmingham City University

Experience: She has been a freelance curator since 2005 and formerly ran independent gallery TROVE in Birmingham, UK, between 2009 - 2014, and programmed / curated  Aedas Presents and three (at Aedas and BPN Architect offices) between 2011 - 2014. She worked with Mac Birmingham on several projects, namely as Associate Producer for  ALLOTMENT and has been a mentor and visiting lecturer to various UK Universities since 2013.

Current Work: Director of Development at Sluice__, Manager of Arts and Tourism at Camden Council, and a freelance curator.

Ethos: Charlie's practice centralises on (invisible) networks, postal art, creating and commenting on communities, working site responsively and with heritage sites, and developing opportunities for early career artists.

My best worst idea: Long exposure photographs of Christmas Lights where the light ends up blanking out any definition and they become blank captures of light. I forget about it for 11 months of the year and every Christmas I remember this unreaslied, and not very good, project idea.