Who We Are

The SSA is run by artists for artists. We have a volunteer Council, led by our two Co-Presidents, and supported by our Vice-President. Our Council is made up of Professional and Artist Members, who each bring their individual experience and skills to the role, and together are responsible for the direction of the Society. Members join the Council for three years, or they may be co-opted for a shorter period to work on a specific project.

We also have an active network of Satellite Associates, who are based throughout Scotland, from Orkney to the Western Isles and down to the Borders. They are responsible for expanding the engagement of the Society in their local area, initiating new projects and partnerships, and ensuring that the SSA is an accessible and engaging organisation for our members based right across the country.

All of our Council Members and Satellite Associates are volunteers. We employ one part- time Administrator, who keeps the Society running smoothly on a day-to-day basis, and is the first point of contact for our members.

Interested in joining our Council or becoming a Satellite Associate? Email us at admin@s-s-a.org


Jamie McAteer


Olivia Turner



Cheryl Connell

Cheryl manages the membership, coordinates the production of the Annual Exhibition, and oversees the SSA website, while undertaking admin duties for the society.

Cheryl is a Producer and has over 15 years experience of working with artists and curators locally, and internationally to interpret and produce ambitious and unique artists projects.  


Jill Skulina

Kerry Jones

Lindsay Perth

Sharon Thomas

Rick Ballard

Ewan John

Joan Smith

Vasile Toch

Gill Walton

Frank To

Co-opted Members

Greg Bryce

Su Grierson

Gabriele Jogelaite

Gillian McFarland

Carolyne Nurse

Vibha Pankaj

Jenny Pope

Catherine Sargeant

Satellite Associates

Fenneke Wolters-Sinke

Shaun MacDonald

Joe Nicholson

Gill Walton
Scottish Borders

Denise Zygadlo
Dumfries & Galloway

Anoushka Havinden
Dunoon, Argyl & Bute

Gemma Petrie
Easter Ross

Carol Sinclair
Angus & Dundee

Luke Vinnicombe
Edinburgh & Glasgow

Eoghann MacColl

Louise Barrington

Rowena Comrie

Sandra Kennedy
Isle of Lewis

Mary Morrison
Scottish Borders

Eve Watson