Meet the team

Nicola Evans

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Nicola became Chair in August 2016. She first became involved with Artlink in a professional capacity as a Solicitor specialising in Employment Law, however living in the same locality as the charity and sharing the values and ethos of the Charity was invited to become a Board Member- she has not looked back since!

Joanne Hudgell

Board Member

Joanne has been a board member at Artlink for over 18 years and also sits on other Arts charity boards in the city including Bransholme Community Arts Enterprise, Tommy Coyle Foundation, and Scrapstore. She is a Fine Arts Graduate and served as a Primary School Governor for 20 years.

Sally Currie


Sally is a qualified accountant with 15 years of experience in various industries, including arts charities and not for profits. She is also a musician, performing predominantly under the guise of The Dyr Sister, singing her repertoire of eccentric and subversive modern-day fairytales to local and national audiences.

Duncan Edge

Board Member

Duncan has been an Access Worker, a Disability Discrimination Advisor, and currently works an Independent Living Advisor at Choices & Rights Disability Coalition. He celebrated 30 years of involvement in the voluntary sector in Hull in October 2016. He is also a poet and writer.

Anna Kirk-Smith

Vice Chair

Anna is a Member of the Board, a Fine Artist, and Lecturer. Currently she is working with Nature Foundation focusing on the ecology of the Dead Sea and Middle Eastern watershed issues and Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts to create a maritime sculpture garden. She is the Head of Fine Art at Hull School of Art and Design.

Terry Bowker

Professional life spent entirely in operational and capital projects within the public transport industry.  Terry has been Involved in the Arts since 1990 thought the “Business in the Arts” initiative.  Terry joined the Artlink board in 1999, acting as Chair between 2007 to 2010.

Louise Babych

Board Member

Louise is a Relationship Manager at leading Internal Comms Agency, H&H. Previous to this she spent 3 years as Development Manager for Hull 2017, the charity delivering Hull’s hugely successful UK City of Culture year. Louise lives locally and as a Fine Art Graduate, is hugely passionate about supporting visual arts projects and delighted to be a Trustee at Artlink Hull.

Janet Adamson

Board Member

Until 2017, Janet was Headteacher of a local primary school having been a teacher in the city for forty years. Maintaining a balance including the arts in the curriculum has always been of great importance to her. Currently a trustee of Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University, Teeth Team, and a member of the MC4C Board promoting business enterprise to young people, Janet also provides creative business support to some local entrepreneurs.