Artist Frances Disley to join Castlefield Gallery’s Board of Trustees

Posted on 12 October 2018

Castlefield Gallery is delighted to announce that artist Frances Disley will join the gallery’s Board of Trustees.

Originally from Warrington, Frances lives and works in Liverpool. She is Manager of the Bluecoat Print Studio and has been a Lecturer in Fine Art at Liverpool Hope University for the past 5 years. Frances was Director of The Royal Standard from 2012-14 where she continues to be a studio holder, and was co-director of MODEL from 2014-2017. From 2016 to 2018 she was a Liverpool Biennial Associate artist.

Frances Disley, says,“I am excited to be joining the board at Castlefield Gallery, an organisation that I know is instrumental in supporting artists at all stages of their careers. I am particularly interested in how Castlefield Gallery can help grow, support and enable the artist community within the region, with particular reference to developing and sustaining your practice, and especially their work with artists at a similar career stage to myself.  Being based in Liverpool and having been involved with the development of opportunities for artists here over the years, I am positive I can bring a lot to the role, especially given Castlefield Gallery’s commitment to the artist community operating across the region.”

Frances will have a lead role on the Board of Trustees in the area of artistic and career development, complementing the activities of our artist representative Ian Rawlinson and the Castlefield Gallery team.

Frances joins our Trustees at an extremely exciting time as we look towards 2024 when Castlefield Gallery celebrates its 40th anniversary and she will play a key role in shaping the next chapter of the organisation.

Marla Cunningham, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Castlefield Gallery, says,“We are delighted to welcome Frances on our board at this pivotal moment as we prepare for our 40th anniversary. She will play an important role as Castlefield Gallery continues to support artists in the region and beyond.”

Helen Wewiora, Director of Castlefield Gallery, says, “Frances is an accomplished artist, her work is exciting and she is open to taking risk and experimentation. Frances has a very distinctive ability to see quickly to the heart of an issue and operates with great sensitivity and a generosity of spirit, as is evidence by some of her past and current roles. She will bring these qualities to our Board of Trustees, and vitally she will bring a current and regional voice, one designed to inform our existing and future work in the area of artist development.