Melita Armitage – Co-Chair

Melita is director of a cultural consultancy (, specializing in evaluation, research, community engagement and fundraising. She works with large and small cultural organisations, local authorities, charities and social enterprises.

Tim Martin – Co-Chair

Tim Martin is a practicing artist who lives in Devon. He is a visual arts coordinator in the Devon/Somerset area working on a variety of projects. He is Curator of the contemporary art gallery at Hestercombe House.

Freeny Yianni

Jan Ollis

Jan’s background is textile design, founding Chi-Chi Moi in 2005 ( creating handmade, mainly knit and crochet fashion and home accessories.

Jon Rata

Liz Clay

Liz Clay lives near Wells.  Her studio-based practice specialises in couture felt production for fashion and interiors.  Author and teacher, Liz travels widely, exhibiting in the UK and internationally.  Her work is held in the collections of the crafts Council, Givenchy and Balenciaga.

Olivia Peace

Olivia Peace is a recent Fine Art graduate, where she specialised in photography. Based in Somerset, she has a keen interest in curation, and has recently curated the shows Unfinished Business in The Long Gallery, and Teen Dream in The White Space Gallery.

Patricia Dixon



If you are interested in finding out about becoming a SAW Board member please contact Melita Armitage via the SAW office [email protected] tel: 01458 253800


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