Meet the Team
Camilla Cole (she/her)
Founder & Managing Director
Camilla is an experienced contemporary art curator dedicated to championing leading emerging artistic talent in the UK and internationally.
Hypha Studios was born when Camilla wanted to curate exhibitions in non-gallery contexts, aware of how many interesting spaces were available but empty. As a sole practitioner, she found it hard to engage landlords, but by setting up a charity that offers “quality control” of both the art and use of the space, she was able to bring together emerging artists, councils, property owners and cultural institutions in mutually beneficial collaborations.
Will Jennings (he/him)
Non Exec Director
Will is a visual artist, writer and educator specialising in the intersection of urban and political issues with society and culture. He draws strong interest from historical perspectives, events & architectures, using these to consider both present & future conditions for place and people.
He brings to Hypha Studios over a decade working in the cultural and charity sector across architecture, fine art and community programming.
Anna Gaskell (she/her)
Anna comes to Hypha Studios from a ten-year career in nursing. While working in healthcare she turned to the arts for support, studying for an MA in English Lit at Birkbeck, so she understands the necessity of the creative arts for well being.
The transition from nursing into fundraising for the charity allows Anna to put her dedication to supporting others and building relationships into the service of seeking and securing financial and operational support for Hypha Studios. Photo: Alexa Laur
Will Davis (he/him)
Will is COO of Interspecies I/O and Founder of The Arts and Culture Administration. As COO, Will leads an 800+ multidisciplinary global forum to encourage, explore and facilitate interfaces for interspecies communication and approaches for deciphering non-human animals’ communication with the support of Jeremy Coller Foundation, Google and MIT.
Founder of The Arts and Culture Administration and with over a decade of working with artists, collections, estates, galleries, museums and curators internationally
Tasha Marks (she/her)
Tasha is the founder of AVM Curiosities, a creative practice that explores the relationship between art and the senses.
Previous patrons have included the Royal Academy of Arts, Victoria & Albert Museum, Barbican, The British Museum, Southbank Centre, National Trust, Soho House and The National Gallery – each of these projects eventuating in a unique and sensory art experience.
Joseph Green (he/him)
Joseph is Head of Major Gifts and Campaigns at Royal Academy of Arts. He is a trustee of Longborough Festival Opera as well as Hypha Studios. Joseph’s fundraising specialty lies in the cultivation and stewardship of individual major donors and actively works with UK and international supporters in Hong Kong and New York. Joseph has developed and instigated many fundraising strategies, most recently for the Royal Academy’s 2018 capital campaign by architect Sir David Chipperfield RA. Joseph is passionate about the visual and performing arts.
Hannah Travers (she/her)
In 2018 she moved to the not-for-profit sector and is Head of Development & External Relations at City & Guilds of London Art School. A senior management team role that encompasses donor relations and fundraising for capital projects, core funding, bursaries and special projects from a range of grant giving sources with a shared mission to support contemporary art and heritage crafts and access to creative higher education. Hannah also leads on partnerships, events, external communications and graduate engagement across the organisation and co-ordinates the Art School’s Development Committee.
Natalie Bone (she/her)
Nicola Blake (she/her)
Nicola has a wide ranging arts background, with a BA in History of Art from the University of Sussex and MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is a Trustee of the Contemporary Art Society and patron of the Camden Art Centre, Art Angel, BFAMI and other arts charities.
In her professional life Nicola works with London and Associated Properties PLC and several private family companies with a particular focus on innovative arts based projects to stimulate shopping centres, arcades and public spaces.
Adam Walker (he/him)
Adam is a Director at Crickmay Chartered Surveyors. Adam specialises in Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Management. He has been involved in the acquisition of both occupational property and investments and provides strategic advice for a range of both UK and overseas clients.
In addition to the traditional commercial work, Adam has also been involved in the sale and acquisition of residential development sites and longer term strategic planning opportunities.