Staff

Allison Billings

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Allison Billings
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Programming and Communications Director | Staff

Allison Billings has worked in arts administration and cultural engagement for most of her life, variously as a youth entrepreneurship project leader, arts education specialist, grant writer, journalist and event organizer. She has an integrative approach to culture, business and history and is keenly interested in removing barriers to arts learning and making. At the outset of the creation of her collaborative project Rogue Goat, she was a member of the Southampton Arts Gallery and remains deeply committed to the Canadian Maker movement,

She is seldom at a loss for words or ideas, has a host of pretentiously named farm animals and less pretentiously named children, and is usually counting down the days until she can hop on a plane with a backpack, hiking boots, sketch pad and good books. 

Allison is responsible for connecting the programming strategy of Southampton Arts with fiscal accountability and cultural relevancy, while ensuring our talented team is well supported to excel at the provision of arts experiences. Allison plans and creates educational programming, identifies opportunities for collaborative, cultural partnerships, ensures that the Gallery is presenting both Gallery and Guest artist work according to best practices in gallery management and coordinates our communications platforms. 

Alex Bromaroff

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Alex Bromaroff
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Gallery Associate | Staff

Alex Bromaroff is a 16 year old artist based in Bruce County who began her relationship with Southampton Arts as the winner of the 2019 Catalogue Cover contest. Alex volunteered in our summer programming and impressed everyone that met her with her maturity and enthusiasm for art. When a position became available, we were delighted to offer Alex her first job and hopefully provide a bridge to a long and successful career in the arts.

Alex is our Saturday Gallery Associate and ensures visitors to the Gallery are met with a positive, engaged artist passionate about art making and enthusiastic about discussing the work of our Gallery artists. Alex offers her perspective on Gallery operations, contributes to display and outreach, and teaches Allison about things like Tik Tok.

Hannah Clemen

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Hannah Clemen
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Programming Assistant | Staff

Hannah Clemen is a talented administrator who brings years of summer program planning to her role at Southampton Arts. She graduated from Queen's University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Art History, before garnering gallery experience in Edinburgh and Toronto. She is currently studying to obtain her CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional certification), and is looking forward to bringing her art, business and camp world experiences to SA.

She combines her love of photography and plant-based cooking at her website, freeandfinespun.com, and is an avid equestrian. When not at Southampton Arts, you can find her hitting up the trails with her quarter horse, Decker.

Hannah is the connection between ideas and operations and ensures that all aspects of our educational programming, from registration to Instructor support, run smoothly. Hannah lends her Human Resources expertise to guiding development and implementation of Employee and Volunteer policies and resources and ensuring that Southampton Arts is a respectful, positive workplace. You can also often find her at the Gallery desk, ready to offer context and  insight into what our Gallery artists make, the traditions they respond to, and the mediums they work within.


 

Tristyn Thede

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Tristyn Thede
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Communications Intern | Staff

Tristyn Thede recently finished her academic degree in 2019 at the University of Guelph-Humber, where she studied media and specialized in Public Relations. She is now back in Bruce County, where she was born and raised. Her artistic side is in the realm of performing arts, where she grew up as a dancer. Tristyn had the opportunity to choreograph for her university’s competitive dance team and now continues to teach at a local dance studio in Port Elgin.

Tristyn will be joining us for the summer in a communications and marketing based position. Her focus will be based around showcasing and promoting our talented gallery and guest artists, as well as the artistic experiences we offer here at Southampton Arts. Tristyn will continue to express the culture, community, and beauty of Southampton throughout her work over the coming months. You will also find her welcoming smile in and around the gallery!