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Team

The b-side team

Alan Rogers

Alan Rogers: Executive Director

I founded b-side as part of my work as Arts Development Officer for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and continue to be the executive director of b-side community interest company. I have a strong interest in ‘place’ and what this means for people. I was trained as a visual artist, then as an arts educator. I work nationally and internationally as an artist-in-residence, curator, public artist, lecturer, arts consultant, musician and DJ.

Sandy Kirkby

Sandy Kirkby: Creative Producer and Marketing Manager

I originally trained as a sculptor. I have worked in the cultural sector in Dorset for over 20 years in galleries, museums and events as a curator and producer. My focus for many years was in gallery education and it’s this interest in communication and engagement that really motivates me.

Amanda Wallwork

Amanda Wallwork: Co-Artistic Director (Environment & Heritage)

I originally trained in graphic design but have had a varied artistic career, from designing gig posters and indie record sleeves, to devising and illustrating children’s picture books. I now combine my own practice as a visual artist with curatorial work. My interests and influences lie in the areas of archaeology and geology and I specialise in heritage and environmental projects. I was artistic director for Sherborne House Arts developing the gallery programme and outreach projects before joining b-side. I enjoy working in a team and the challenge of working with outdoor and non-arts venues, rather than gallery spaces.

Sally Watkins

Sally Watkins: Co-Artistic Director (People and Place)

I trained in site specific performance and later taught as an associate lecturer at Dartington College of Arts before returning to Dorset to work on b-side and my own arts practice. I'm particularly interested in the democracy of places; how and what we share with them as custodians, visitors and hosts. As co-artistic director for b-side I specifically work on social practice projects - supporting artworks created between artists, communities and researchers.

Molly Scarborough

Molly Scarborough: Youth Programme Coordinator

I am a Dorset-based creative producer, project manager and performing artist. I am driven by social change, equality and voicing the unheard voices - 'the others' - who are often overlooked. Through my role at b-side, I am able to work with local young people to create projects and artwork that matters to them - whether that’s a young producer training programme or mentoring young bursary artists creating their own site-specific artworks. We create tailor-made programmes and experiences that support emerging talent and help develop skills.

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Board of directors

John Tizard: Chair

Paula Crutchlow: Director

Simon Lee Dicker: Director

Jane Mcgregor: Director

Jo Jackson: Director

Alan Rogers: Director

Amanda Wallwork: Director

Nicole Ferdinand: Director