Trish Evans biog
Born in Aberystwyth, Wales in 1973, working predominantly as a creative project manager and curator, Trish has worked extensively within the arts sector throughout her career, and has worked for organisations such as Arts Council England, Engage and Local government. She gained a BA(Hons) degree in Furniture and Product Design at Nottingham Trent University in 1996, and she commenced her creative career as a lecturer in the arts. As a freelance artist and consultant, she has curated and led contemporary arts programmes, creative consultation, pilot research programmes for international projects, managed contemporary and cultural public events, curated exhibitions and led on strategic initiatives.
Trish was the Manager of Creative Room for 8 years in Nottingham city, an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary youth arts project connecting young people with practicing artists, which led to international programming, working with The National Theatre, British Council, Liverpool city of Culture, Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery.
In 2007 Trish embarked on her first solo commission as an artist with her photographic and installation pieces PIPELINE and TRACE, exploring abandoned spaces as platforms for interactive momentary reactions and street art.
Passionate about the natural world, Trish has more recently taken her creative work into the conservation sector. Alongside her arts practice, she is the Audience Development Manager (p/t) for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, leading on creative programmes, events and pioneering campaigns. A passionate creative, Trish is the co-founder of INSTAR, curating, producing and exhibiting contemporary art inspired by the natural world.