Pavilion (est. 1983) is a visual arts organisation that produces and presents ambitious new work by contemporary artists and supports the development of practitioners in the region. Our projects engage broadly with culture and society and often lead us to work outside the institutions of art.


Will Rose (he/him), Director
Sam Lanchin (he/him), Administrator


Wendy Cooke (Deputy Chair) (she/her)
Since 2006 Wendy Cook has been Head of Cinema at the Hyde Park Picture House which is part of Leeds Heritage Theatres. In that time she has overseen the development of key partnerships for the venue, growing both the breadth of its programme and the audience. Since 2014 she has focused on a major refurbishment project at the venue which is intended to bring the much loved historical building in line with the needs of its community today as well as creating a sustainable and secure future in which it can continue to adapt and grow.

James Hill (he/him)
James Hill is currently director of Pyramid of Arts – a collective of around 150 artists with and without learning disabilities in Leeds who work together to explore and develop their creativity, and to make great art for a wide public.  Prior to this he spent ten years as Senior Arts and Regeneration Officer for Leeds City Council, running many public events including Light Night, which he set up in 2005.

Sidney Hope (he/him)
Sidney Hope is an artist concerned with socially engaged and political practice and is an Academic Support Lecturer at University of the Arts London. Sidney also has 15 years’ experience of teaching Fine Art in Higher Education, previously working at Leeds Beckett University, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Central Lancashire.

Gill Park (Chair) (she/her)
Gill Park is Lecturer in Curating and Contemporary Art in the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds where she teaches across fine art, history of art and curatorial studies. Prior to this she held lectureships at the University of Manchester and Newcastle University. From 2012-2017 Gill was Director of Pavilion. This informed her doctoral research which focused on the first decade of Pavilion’s activity, when it operated as a women’s photography centre.

Linzi Stauvers (she/her)
Since 2017 Dr Linzi Stauvers has been Head of Learning at Ikon Gallery where she is responsible for outreach programmes including Slow Boat, Art at HMP Grendon and The Migrant Festival. She worked for Pavilion between 2011-2016, producing off-site projects with Lucy Skaer, Celine Condorelli, Melvin Moti and Harold Offeh. Linzi also worked in education departments at MK Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and the National Portrait Gallery.