Artweeks' Board

Paul Bullivant

Paul Bullivant Born in Birmingham, where he studied architecture, Paul lived in southern Spain before settling in Bristol in 1979 where he lived for over 40 years before relocating to Wolvercote in 2021. Paul has been involved with a number of not-for-profit organisations and chaired a substantial charity for over 10 years. He also organised community arts events involving visual artists, performers, musicians and theatre groups. Paul is a photographer with an MA in Documentary Photography. A frequent exhibitor himself, he exhibited in Oxfordshire Artweeks for the first time in 2021. He believes passionately in the enjoyment and benefit that involvement in the arts can provide and hopes to develop creative opportunities for all through his involvement in Oxfordshire Artweeks.

Emmett Casley

Emmett CasleyEmmett Casley studied Art & Design in Plymouth & Exeter, before moving to Oxford in the late 90s. He has worked in graphic design and digital illustration, as well as having studied garden design and horticulture. He worked locally as a garden designer up until a few years ago. Based in Botley, he has exhibited in Artweeks there since 2017, as well as with Guildford Arts & Oxford Arts Society. Emmett has been involved with a number of community initiatives locally and is one of many in the area working to raise the profile of local artists and the Artweeks festival, in West Oxford in particular. Working predominantly as a printmaker, Emmett is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Fine Art.

Kate Hipkiss

Kate Hipkiss Kate Hipkiss has worked full time as an artist since 2018, creating layered papercuts of architecture and landscape. She studied Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art and is a qualified teacher of art. Having left teaching in 2006 Kate managed art galleries in Oxfordshire for several years before establishing and running her own craft and fine art gallery in Woodstock until 2017. She is a member of Oxford Art Society and has exhibited with Artweeks since 2010.

Phillip Jones

Phillip Jones Phillip has been the Head of Arts for the Jam Factory in Oxford since 2020. With a firm belief in providing a voice and a platform for the arts in Oxford and surrounding areas. He studied Graphic communication at Bath Spa University and has a background of graphic design, curation and branding. Phillip has worked alongside hundreds of artists, curating exhibitions, coordinating life drawing classes and organising Art markets.

Jo Lillywhite

Phillip JonesJo Lillywhite Jo is a painter, working in acrylic and pastel and her pictures are vibrant and striking. Her work is sold in local galleries and venues across Oxfordshire and further afield, and she regularly takes on commissions for clients. After working in IT and Finance, Jo chose an artistic career, to pursue her love of creating art. She has been a member of Artweeks since 2019 and been local co-ordinator for the Wallingford and Watlington areas, where she now exhibits.

Wendy Newhofer

Wendy NewhoferWendy Newhofer is a talented glass artist well known in the Artweeks community, a member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild, a member of the Oxford Art Society board and a previous Artweeks Mary Moser prize winner. She was also the local Artweeks coordinator for the Jericho area for a number of years. Her work is represented in a number of galleries both locally and further afield.

Jane Strother

Jane StrotherJane Strother is a painter, living, working and exhibiting at Artweeks in Oxford since 1994. She has taken on the co-ordinator role in Headington in previous years. Since student days she has continued to develop her artwork, generally painting and printmaking, as a commercial illustrator for 18 years and as curriculum and tutor manager for Oxfordshire Adult Learning. She has a passion for twentieth century landscape painting and for being in the landscape. Both feed directly into her personal work and teaching. She is a studio painter in that she devises and builds a final image through many stages and layers of paint working from sketches made outdoors, photos and reflection. Once the subject is established, the form of the work takes precedent. ‘I am excited by composition, colour and value relationships, the quality of a mark and its location!’
Teaching is an important aspect of her life and she has experience of all ages, in schools and public and private organisations. Her aim is to support students to develop their own practice, build confidence, knowledge and ideas.


Will Gompertz

Will GompertzBBC Arts Editor (painting by Tom Croft)

Mark Haddon

Mark HaddonAward-winning Author of best-selling novels (painting by Tom Croft)

Janina Ramirez

Janina RamirezOxford University Lecturer in Art History, author and TV presenter


Jo Salmon

Jo SalmonFestival Administrator

Esther Lafferty

Esther LaffertyFestival Director