The artists

Management & coordination:

Beverley Carpenter – Founder, Artist and Coordinator Oblique Arts. 

Beverley Carpenter is a founding member of Oblique Arts and has had an extensive career in visual art and performance prior to setting up Oblique Arts in 2007 and registering it as a charity in 2011. She has brought together a diverse range of artists and educators to deliver high quality arts in Cambridgeshire for the wider community. Her speciality is in methodologies of participation and she has worked across Europe in collaboration with musicians, scientists and young people, both in formal and non-formal education. She has a portfolio of work that includes large-scale installation in public buildings internationally and co-written publications. Beverley has held teaching positions and gained a PhD in practice-based fine art. She has trained youth workers in creative methodologies and led youth projects in the UK, which offer non-formal accredited learning opportunities. –  Website

Sarah Steenhorst – Artist & Project manager/coordinator at Oblique Arts.

Sarah is a Dutch (community) artist and project manager who is particularly interested in the way that we can engage people from different backgrounds with artists and the arts in general. She believes art can be seen everywhere, is important to our society and can be used not only for aesthetics, but to create a social, political, and communicative impact. Sarah has a BA in Fine Arts  where she focussed on the importance of community arts and a MA in Arts Management where she researched the cultural differences during international exhibition management. Sarah has worked on several community projects with a public art outcome in the Netherlands and the UK. She is also a trustee and artist at the Cambridge Art Salon and works as a workshop assistant for Creative Movements and teaches at the Dutch School in Cambridge. (art installations)
Current Project manager: Oral Histories: Roma and Traveller communities in Cambridgeshire.

Megan Day – Artist & Project Manager Mixed Bag Theatre

Penny Sobr – Artist & Workshop facilitator Jimmy’s Night Shelter and Stories and Art in van.

Oblique Arts Officers: 

Jannie Brightman – Chairperson & Artist

Jannie Brightman has been chairperson of Oblique Arts for the past two years. Prior to this she worked creatively and organizationally with our charity for several years. Trained as a graphic designer/bookbinder Jannie has been involved in the marketing and design for high profile galleries and arts organisations in London and Cambridge. She has brought unique skills and experience to our charity and continues to develop new projects and opportunities for us.

Penny Sobr- Secretary
Jordana Learmonth- Treasurer

Chris Maughan, Jan Ayton and Ngoma Bishop

Partner organisation:

Thrifts Walk Studios (Cambridge Art Salon), Cambridge County Council, COMPAS Peterborough, Museum of Cambridge, Zoology Museum, Cambridge Artworks, ARU (Anglia Ruskin University), Balik Arts, Cambridge Live, Jimmy’s Nightshelter, Foundation of Edward Storey, Wintercomfort, Junction Cambridge

Associated Artists & creative practioneers:

Dylan Wynn, Jean Dark, Dan Biggs, Sa’diaah Khan, Sadie Few, Hilary Cox, Mike Freed, Fay Wright, Jill Eastland, Nick Ashworth, Kay Goodridge, Jill Fordman, Haidee Carpenter, Karen Whitread, Mike Playle, Steve Thornton, Colin Stevens, Jane Hellings, Karen Kellet, Idit Natan, Ruthie Collins, Joana Pinto, Diego Moreiro, Elmira Zadissa, Chris Free.