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, Director
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Linzi Stauvers (Acting Chair)
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.
Andy Gilchrist (Company Secretary)
Andy Gilchrist became a trustee of Pavilion in 2013. He is qualified Solicitor and a Partner and Head of Employment at Lupton Fawcett LLP. Gilchrist is from Cardiff and has lived and worked in Leeds since 2001. He is particularly interested in performing and visual arts, particularly modern art, film and music.
Michelle Williams Gamaker
Michelle Williams Gamaker is an artist and filmmaker based in London. She is a Lecturer on the BA Fine Art Course, Goldsmiths and is a co-founder of Women of Colour Index Reading Group together with Samia Malik and Rehana Zaman, focused on improving the visibility of women of colour artists. She was chair of Pavilion’s board from 2016–2021.
Pam Bone’s career has included senior management roles within performing arts organisations, venues and the funding system. Over the last decade she has enabled the creation of significant arts spaces including; the refurbishment of the Lighthouse in Poole, the Crucible in Sheffield, the Courthouse in Otley, HEART – enterprise and arts centre in Leeds; studio spaces for Mind the Gap at Lister Mills in Bradford, New Writers’ Centre in Newcastle; and she has worked with artists on major art installations – for the Clarence Dock project at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
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.
Harold Offeh is an artist working in a range of media including: performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. He lives in Cambridge and works in London and Leeds, UK where he is currently a Reader in Fine Art and Leeds Beckett University.
Rebecca Shatwell is a curator with 16 years experience of working across visual art, sound and film. Since 2008 she has been director of AV Festival, re-positioning the event into a major biennial of contemporary visual art, attracting over 90,000 visits. Previously she worked at CCA, Glasgow and founded alt.gallery an independent space for sound art. In addition she has experience of arts policy through her work with Arts Council England.