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Meet our staff

Meet the team at Leicester Print Workshop

Sadie Young – Director

Sadie Young is a researcher, curator and educator and currently Director of Timespan, a cultural institution in the very north east of the Scottish Highlands with local, global and planetary ambitions to use culture for social change. She previously worked as researcher/curator at Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry University.

Sadie is committed to using the cultural institution as a public space to expand the civic sphere and to respond to social urgencies through communal learning, the production of collective knowledge and lobbying at all levels, and is motivated by those on the coal face fighting for emancipation, liberation and equality.

Katharine Brown – Communications & Admin Officer

Katharine joined Leicester Print Workshop as a volunteer in 2008 and became our Administrator and Project Worker in 2009. In April 2013 she started working as our Communications and Admin Officer.

Katharine completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University in 2004. During her degree, Katharine concentrated on photographic work using 35mm and 8mm film. Upon completing her degree, Katharine began designing hand-drawn posters for a music venue in Nottingham, and it was this path that led into printmaking and the discovery of Leicester Print Workshop.

Katharine is a musician, playing drums in Rattle (I Own You/Upset The Rhythm) and Kogumaza (Low Point/Lancashire & Somerset), and has played guitar in a variety of projects and large ensembles with various musicians including Ex-Easter Island Head, Adrian Utley and Rhys Chatham. She is also a qualified Yoga Teacher and teaches Yoga for Printmakers here at LPW.

Kate Da’Casto – Education Programme Manager

Having worked at LPW since 2010 as a volunteer, course programme tutor, fundraiser and Artist in Residence, Kate joined the LPW staff team in 2016 as a Studio Worker and became Education Programme Manager in 2020. She has responsibility for directing the studio course programmes, designing bespoke workshops and LPW’s offsite education offer.

Graduating from her Fine Art degree at DMU in 2010 with a first, Kate won the Printmakers Council Student Award, the Embrace Arts at the University of Leicester Mentoring Prize and Leicester Print Workshop’s Degree Show Prize. Her art practice spans etching, photography, collage, book making and sculpture.

Obsessed by fragmentary moments, lost objects and the processes of human growth and decay, she has a peculiar amount of Very Strange Things in her home studio and will always be loyal to following her weirdness.

Serena Smith – Studio Technician & Facilities Manager, Lithography Specialism

Serena joined Leicester Print Workshop in 2008 and is part of the Studio Team, working alongside her colleague Katy Goodrich. With over thirty-five years professional practice as artist-lithographer and educator she offers practical and technical support to studio users and all those who participate in the workshop’s community and education programme.

After graduation in Art and Drama, Serena trained as a fine art lithographer at Curwen Studio, took postgraduate studies in Fine Art (Central Saint Martins) and Art and Design in Education (Institute of Education), and is currently a doctoral research student at Loughborough University. She regularly exhibits both in the UK and internationally and her work is held in a number of private and public collections.

See more of her work here

Katy Goodrich – Studio Technician & Facilities Manager, Screenprint Specialism

Katy joined the workshop in 2011 whilst studying photography and an Arts Award at college. She started as a Studio Volunteer and then became Leicester Print Workshop’s first long-term Apprentice.

She is now a part of the technical Studio Team, specialising in screenprint. As a photographer and scuba diver her own practice takes inspiration from the underwater world.

Katy teaches on our in-house course programme, in schools and out in the community, and regularly works on a one-to-one basis to support artists to make their work for major projects and exhibitions, as well as teaching bespoke courses to individuals and groups in the studio.

Katy has recently been developing her video shooting and editing skills, producing all the video content for our recent online Print Festival.

Kezia Kneller – Admin & Event Coordinator

Kezia completed a BA (Hons) in Arts and Festivals Management at De Montfort University in 2017. During her degree Kezia took part in a 3-week placement here at LPW, helping with Small Print International. Kezia also completed a 4-week placement at Compton Verney in 2017.

Throughout her degree Kezia volunteered at a variety of events and festivals, including The Spark Festival, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, UK Young Artists, and our Making it Happen Symposium, along with helping to organise the Cultural Exchanges Festival as part of her final year at University.

Colette Griffin – CVAN EM Regional Director

Colette Griffin is a curator, creative producer, and artist based in Nottingham. Her interests and research centre on commissioning and programming that explores the architecture of our lives, the institutions and expectations that continue to shape everyday experiences, actions, and interactions.

Colette is also Artist Development Coordinator / Curator at Primary, an artist-led space in Nottingham that supports creative research through artist studios and residencies, public exhibitions and events. Here she leads on the organisation’s Artist Development Strategy, working alongside residents and partners to identify and generate opportunities for artists within Primary and across the City. Within the role she coordinators the New Midland Group Development Programme, 18-month project intended to support both established artists and individuals with an interest in working in contemporary art. Colette is an Associate with the Justice, Arts and Migration Network.

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