Meet the Team
Camilla Cole (she/her)
Founder & CEO
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. He is also a member of the Association of International Art Critics.
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
Mark Cherry (he/him)
Experienced Partner of a Private Property Consultancy Practice with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry, specialising in the retail and leisure sector. Skilled in negotiation, working with landlords, real estate appraisals, shopping centres and retail. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a BSc First, focused in Real Estate Management from the Nottingham Trent university. Mark has 21 years experience in the retail agency sector, including having been active in the vast majority of towns across the UK, providing leasing and asset management advice in respect of various High Street blocks throughout the country for various institutional and private investors
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.
Sarah Musgrove (she/her)
Sarah is a Chartered Surveyor and Chief Operating Officer of F3 Develop, a property development company in Mayfair. Sarah has had a varied career across real estate and the built environment, including government quangos, private developers, charities and funds. Her strategic oversight stretches across residential, mixed- use, regeneration, education, and operational assets. Ever since studying at SOAS, Sarah has had a fascination with complex environmental relationships and the interconnections amongst people, places and landscapes. Regeneration, opportunity, arts and culture have remained a passion throughout her career.
Hannah Travers (she/her)
Hannah spent almost eight years in sales at White Cube, working with collectors and artists.
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.
Natalie Bone (she/her)
Mark Davy (he/him)
Mark Davy is a former fine artist who studied at Canterbury College of Art and the Architectural Association. His last exhibition at the RIBA London in 2000 gave its name to Futurecity, set up in 2007 to reflect the growing interest in placemaking and regeneration. He has used the agency to provide a platform that promotes the use of artists, arts and culture, community, and wellbeing as a guiding narrative for the development and regeneration of our towns, cities, and urban centres. His work has led to major new funding for the arts in the UK and abroad, from sponsorship, commissioning, bursaries, residencies, new cultural facilities and access by artists, creatives, and cultural organisations to well-funded projects. Futurecity has been involved in over 250 cultural projects globally, placing artists in partnership with other disciplines including engineers, landscape architects, developers, and architects.
Jordan Whitewood-Neal (he/him)
Jordan is an architectural researcher, designer and educator, whose work addresses disability, domesticity, pedagogy, and the history of disability at the Architectural Association. He is co-leading a Design Think Tank at the London School of Architecture, is an Architecture Foundation Young Trustee, and co-founder of disability centered, art and architecture collective DIS/.
Anna Fearon (she/her)
Anna Fearon is a Photographer, Director & Writer living in South London. Her work centres on exploring identity, telling nuanced stories exploring Black and queer identity. Anna initially started as a photographer and her practice has broadened into film, working on short films and music videos. She is a previous artist in residence with Hypha studios supported by art council during which she presented her solo exhibition Colour + Movement. She also facilitates film workshops for young people, and community focused projects. She is currently in early stage development for her first feature film.
Gordon Seabright (he/him)
Gordon Seabright is Chief Executive of Creative Land Trust, a charity tackling the loss of creative workspace for artists and makers in the UK. Before that he led environmental charities for a decade, most recently as CEO of the Eden Project, following periods at the helm of the national cycling charity and the Royal Horticultural Society. Outside work he is a trustee of a development charity operating in East Africa and a museum and garden in Hampshire, NED of a Local Enterprise Partnership and a community orchard in Cornwall, a Fellow of the Linnean Society and an Honorary Fellow of University of Exeter Business School.
Nicholas Stavri (he/him)
As a Creative Consultant, Curator and Production Manager, Nicholas has managed multiple public arts festivals, exhibitions and associated public programmes, partnering with local governments and NGO’s, including UNESCO and Penang State, across multiple European and S.E Asian countries. He has also been awarded Arts Council England Projects Grants, for recent curatorial projects, including ‘The Factory Project’ at Thameside Industrial Estate, London (2021) and ‘Five Hides’ at the historic Manor Place Baths, London (2020). He is also a member of the Convelio Fine Art Advisory Board and Gallery Climate Coalition Coalition’s shipping subcommittee, where he offers his expertise in Fine Art Transport and Environmental policy
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.
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.
Simon Tate (he/him)
Simon is the Managing Director of Wetherby a private property development and investment company based in London. Simon set up his own development company in 2007 where schemes included Riverbank House, a 30,000sqm headquarters building in the City designed by David Walker Architects and pre-let to Man Group in partnership with Pace Investments.
Simon has a strong interest in architecture and all things related to the built environment and the people that live and work in these spaces. He is a member of the Roundhouse Partnerships and Philanthropy Board, loves music and all the arts, is a keen sailor and tries to fit in at least one long distance off road motorbike adventure every year.