Justine Wheatley, DirectorJustine Wheatley, Chief Executive

Justine has been Director of Arts Alive Wales since 2008 and became Chief Executive in 2016. Responsible for the day to day running and strategic direction of Arts Alive Wales. An arts management professional and qualified chartered accountant formerly with Deloitte UK, she has worked with AAW since 2003.




Rebecca Spooner, Arts Development ManagerRebecca Spooner, Creative Director

Rebecca has worked as Arts Development Manager since 2011 and became Creative Director in 2016, she is responsible for planning the creative programme at our studio in Crickhowell and leading on our strategic projects, PEAK and Creative Network. Rebecca has a first class BA and MA in Fine Art from Cardiff School of Art & Design and was an exhibiting artist in Wales for over ten years, specialising in film and photography installation.



Morag ColquhounMorag Colquhoun, Community Projects Manager

Morag began a new role as Community Projects Manager in 2015, with responsibility for Caban Celf and Caban Crefft as well as continuing her Lead Artist role with our Criw Celf & Portfolio projects. Morag gained an MA in Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2009, followed by a PGCE teaching qualification. Morag’s specialist interests include art and ecology, which she teaches part-time at Cardiff School of Art and Design.



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Emma Beynon, Community Projects Manager

Emma has worked as Community Projects Manager since September 2015. In 2008 Emma established the Write Team project for Bath Festivals, an innovative creative writing project aimed at developing pupil confidence. Emma’s travel writing has been published in Marine Quarterly and Yachting Monthly. She is writing a novel based on her sailing adventures in Svalbard. Her educational writing includes chapters in ‘Making Poetry Happen’ (Bloomsbury: 2015).



sue jones 2Sue Jones, Crafty Women Project Coordinator

Sue joined the staff team in April 2014 to coordinate our Health Lottery project ‘Crafty Women’, a twice-weekly creative textile group for women in North Abergavenny. Her talent and skill with textiles first became apparent on our project ‘Green Fire Fashion’ in 2011. Since then she has become a valued member of our regular community team. 


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