About

Harbour House is a contemporary art and wellbeing centre in Kingsbridge, South Devon. Our mission is simple: to enrich the lives of the people of our town and surrounding communities through art, creativity, and wellbeing practices. We achieve this through an inspiring and inclusive programme of exhibitions, performances and educational activities that invite everyone to participate. We also provide flexible spaces dedicated to mindfulness, movement and yoga. Join us as we explore, create, move and thrive together.

Our team

Harbour House is run by experienced arts and wellbeing professionals, supported by a strong team dedicated to inspiring and engaging people in creative, cultural, and wellbeing activities. You can find out a bit more about us below. 
We look forward to welcoming you to Harbour House soon.

Amy Dickson

Director, Harbour House & CEO, Harbour House Trust

Amy joined Harbour House in 2022, bringing over 20 years of curatorial experience. She has worked at Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, National Galleries of Scotland and ARTIST ROOMS, and also with numerous regional arts organisations across the UK. Amy is a qualified yoga teacher (and yoga teacher trainer) devoted to making contemporary art and movement accessible for all.

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Beth Richards

Education & Engagement Curator

Beth is a curator, artist and researcher with a focus on making exciting art projects happen in partnership with communities. When she’s not at Harbour House, Beth co-directs Rame Projects – an artist-led project space in South East Cornwall, and lectures at universities and colleges across the South West.

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Elaine Sinclair

Assistant Curator & Communications Coordinator

Elaine is a curator and producer based in Plymouth where she works as Assistant Curator at MIRROR gallery alongside her role at Harbour House. Elaine is passionate about making the arts more accessible and engaging local communities in contemporary art practices.

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Emma Cook

Operations Manager

Emma has worked for the Trust for over 20 years, growing into the role of Operations Manager. Coming from a creative background, Emma is also a printmaker exhibiting locally and online. In 2021, she won the Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Award (#SBS).

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Sophie Darling

Administrator

Sophie has been hosting yoga workshops and teaching weekly classes at Harbour House since 2016, and joined the office team in 2019. She oversees our Front of House Team and knows first-hand how creative and wellbeing activities can positively enhance the lives of people in our community.

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Polly Agar

Manager, Bala Brook

Polly brings an abiding love of nature to her role as the manager of our retreat centre at Bala Brook on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Her aim is to create a haven of peace where visitors can find a deep connection to the world around them.

Front of House Team

We're delighted to have a dedicated and talented Front of House Team. Caroline, Christie, Juliet,  Mel, Phoebe, Sam, Sarah and Sophie provide a warm welcome and a wealth of information about our contemporary exhibitions and programme, supporting our visitors in their gallery experience.

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Emily and Ady

Cafe

Emily and Ady run our welcoming café, offering tea, coffee, freshly cold-pressed juices and a selection of healthy and delicious food made with local ingredients designed to fuel body and mind. 

The menu features salads, cakes, sweet treats and a daily special.

Working with us

We are always looking for people from diverse backgrounds to join us in our mission to make art 
and wellbeing activities accessible and engaging to all. To see what roles we’re currently looking to fill, 
please click the link below.

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Partnerships

Harbour House is proud to foster partnerships with local schools and community groups including Kingsbridge Community College (KCC), Kingsbridge Primary School, Family Advice Support Team (FAST) CIC, Care Hub, Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas, Kingsbridge Climate Action, Kingsbridge Fair Week and Kingsbridge Town Council. If you’d like to talk to us about a potential partnership, we’d love to hear from you.

info@harbourhouse.co.uk

Trustees

At any one time, Harbour House Trust has between three and ten trustees whose job it is to oversee the governance of the charity and make sure that we meet our charitable objectives.

Nigel Llewellyn

Chair

Nigel Llewellyn was Professor of Art History at Sussex University and also Dean of European Studies and Pro-Vice-Chancellor. After a time at the Arts and Humanities Research Council he established and ran the Tate Research Department. He has curated exhibitions at the V&A and written over 50 scholarly publications. He lives near Kingsbridge.

Cat Bagg

Board

Cat Bagg is an independent curator and producer, and the co-founder (along with Rosie Allen) of Field Notes CIC. She is also the Programme Coordinator for CAST, Helston where she works across visual arts screening, events and learning programmes.

Annabel Bennett

Board

Annabel has implemented impactful initiatives working at charities including Katherine Low Settlement and the UK Charity Clothing Collective. Annabel hopes to use her experience to help drive meaningful transformation at Harbour House.

Caroline Forcer

Board

Caroline is a freelance marketing and communications consultant with a background in the charity sector and central government communications. She is a volunteer editor for CARE International UK and also volunteers at a drop-in centre for homeless and vulnerable adults.

Nick Grodhunce

Board

Nick runs a chain of hairdressing salons and a building development company. With his interest in Art, Nick is Vice Chair of The Lenkiewicz Foundation, a charity promoting the ideas and work of Artist R.O. Lenkiewicz.

Rachel Harrington

Board

Rachel began her career in the charity sector and now holds a senior leadership role as a philanthropy and wealth adviser within a UK private bank. She is also a trustee of a charitable foundation, and a qualified yoga teacher.

Pete Lawrence

Board

Pete lives in Kingsbridge and is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and photographer who has written, produced and directed drama, documentary, and Natural History programmes all over the world. He is also an accomplished food writer and international food judge.

Amy Lightfoot

Board

Amy works in education, leading global research and teacher development projects for the UK’s largest charity. Her areas of expertise are educational programme and project management, including monitoring and evaluation.

Judith Robinson

Board

With over 40 years of experience working in the arts and cultural sector for institutions including the Arts Council England South West and The Box, Plymouth, Judith has first-hand knowledge of public sector funding and strategy. She is passionate about the role of art in society.