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

Presidents

Jamie McAteer

Co-President

Olivia Turner

Co-President

Jill Skulina

Vice-President

Administrators

Lindsay Howarth

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

Prior to joining the SSA Lindsay worked in live events, coordinating and producing festivals. With a keen interest in sustainability and design she also trades in vintage homeware, specialising in ceramics.

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.  

Council

Lindsay Hamilton

Kerry Jones

Lindsey Perth

Sharon Thomas

Vasile Toch

Ewan John

Joan Smith

Rick Ballard

Co-opted Members

Su Grierson

Catherine Sargeant

Jenny Pope

Greg Bryce

Vibha Pankaj

James Haynes

Cal Nurse

Gillian McFarland

Miriam Mallalieu

Gabriele Jogelaite