New LPW Director
31st August 2017
Leicester Print Workshop is delighted to announce the appointment of Yasmin Canvin as its new Director as of 9 October.
Director of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art in Northamptonshire for eight years, Yasmin Canvin (pictured right) has been instrumental in developing the organisation; curating and commissioning new work and creating an annual county wide programme that has brought arts and non-arts audiences together. Her experience in strategic planning, fundraising, building partnerships as well as collaborating with artists and her role as a leader in the region’s cultural sector will serve LPW well as we continue to grow and extend our impact following our November 2015 move to new premises. “Having collaborated with Lucy on the CVAN, EM Steering Group, and observed her critical engagement with and commitment to the visual arts sector, I am delighted to follow her footsteps at LPW, one of only four print studios in the Arts Council’s National Portfolio. I am really looking forward to working with the LPW team and membership to engage a broad audience in printmaking through an interdisciplinary approach.”
Yasmin succeeds LPW’s outgoing Director, Lucy Phillips who joined us in April 2008. Much has happened in the last nine years and now LPW is in a fit for purpose building and the guardian of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network for the East Midlands. Lucy will be returning to freelance work and joining De Montfort University as a part time MA research student, looking at Dramaturgy and its use in Theatre, Dance and its use and potential for use in other art forms.
Lucy (pictured left) says, “My time at Leicester Print Workshop started as a part time role, as part of my freelance work, and gradually over the years became a wonderful job. I was very lucky to be part of the move from Highfields to the Cultural Quarter and it has been gratifying to see the profile of LPW and the number of people we work with grow over the time I have been here. LPW is full of brilliant people; trustees, staff, artists, volunteers and partners have all been a joy to work alongside and we’ve made a lot happen together. I’ve also enjoyed chairing CVAN,EM, and being part of Leicester’s and the region’s cultural scene, working on projects with my peers from other arts organisations and working closely with Leicester City Council and Arts Council England. I wish LPW all the very best and know that under Yasmin’s leadership it will go from strength to strength.”