Our Team

The team at the gallery is made up of many different people, all contributing to our varied programme of exhibitions, education and events. The gallery is currently staffed by one part-time Coordinator and a dedicated team of over 10 volunteers. Volunteers are responsible for providing a warm welcome, visitor assistance, and working on gallery operations including installing exhibitions. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team Click here to find out more

Harlow Art Trust (HAT) is a registered charity founded in 1953 to commission and care for sculpture in Harlow. The Trust has run the Gibberd Gallery since 2011 after taking it over from Harlow Council. Our Trustees have a wide range of professional experience and interest in the management, curating and production of the visual arts and all demonstrate on-going commitment to Harlow.


Kate Harding is the Artistic Coordinator at the Gibberd Gallery with a background in gallery operations, arts administration and acdemia. She has recently graduated her MA in Art History at UCL, and prior to that worked as Special Initiatives Assistant to the Arts Team at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. 


Chris Snow: Chris is chair of the Harlow Art Trust and runs his architecture practice Chris Snow Architects Ltd. He is also a Design Tutor at Kingston University School of Architecture, and member of Herfordshire Design Review Panel.

Angela Godfrey: Angela is a sculptor with commissioned works around the UK and Ireland. She was the initiator and curator of the Playhouse Gallery, Harlow.

Kelly Lean: Kelly has over ten years' experience in arts management, and currently works at Royal Opera House Bridge

Karen Spencer: Karen is the Principal and Chief Executive of Harlow College in Essex. She also chairs the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor consortium Further Education group.

David Mitchinson: David is the former Head of Collections and Exhibitions at the Henry Moore Foundation, and the artist's longtime assistant. He has curated exhibitions in galleries, museums and outdoor spaces internationally.

James Smith: James is a photographer and visiting lecturer to Southampton Solent, Plymouth, Hertfordshire, UEA Rochester, Northampton, Bedfordshire & Westminster Universities. His work is housed in private and public collections nationwide.

Liz Boast: Jane is a fine artist and printmaker (BA MA) with work in collections and museums, and a resident artist at Parndon Mill artists studios.


Gibberd Gallery,
Civic Centre,
The Water Gardens,
Essex CM20 1WG


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