Jonathan Lockyer: Executive Director & Curator
Jon Lockyer is a curator, educator, and writer from Toronto, Ontario. Lockyer’s interest as a curator focuses on issues of social and political engagement, and that challenges the aesthetic and pedagogical boundaries of contemporary art. More specifically, Lockyer is interested in Indigenous art and curatorial practices that have originated in North America since the early 1960s. Lockyer received his BA from Trent University in Canadian Studies, and recently completed an MFA at OCAD University in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. He has worked previously at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (Santa Fe, NM), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON) and C Magazine. Lockyer currently lives in Peterborough, Ontario where he is the Director of Artspace.
Bec Groves: Associate Director – Programming & Development
Bec Groves received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University and a diploma in Non-Profit Arts Management from Western University. She has a background in photography and textile work. Bec is currently the Associate Director at Artspace and the Operations Coordinator for Papirmass Art Subscription. Bec has a strong belief that art is for everyone and has spent her career in arts focused on making art accessible for all.
Logan Taylor: Programming Intern
Logan Taylor is a fourth year student at Trent University completing a BA in History in the Concurrent Education Program. As a student she has given a large focus to cultural studies courses in hopes of becoming a visual arts teacher. As an artist Taylor has worked with a variety of mediums but focuses on ink and acrylic work, using the ideas of abstraction to guide her work. She enjoys questioning conventional methods surrounding social norms and using basic techniques like line, shape and colour to challenge the mind of the individual. Taylor is interested in showing people that art does not need to make sense per say and that there is more to a piece than its physical presence. Taylor is currently the intern for Artspace and will be working alongside the centre’s staff to develop a greater appreciation and understanding of art and art practice in the greater Peterborough community.
Susan Newman: Bookkeeper
Jeff Macklin (Chair)
Steve Blair (Vice-Chair)
Sam Sayer (Treasurer)
Andrea Koteles (Secretary)
Patrick Moore (Ex-officio Member)
Michael Poulton (Ex-officio Member)