OUR STAFF

Meet our wonderful staff who run Hamilton Arts Council day to day!

JOANNA JOHNSON

GENERAL MANAGER / PROGRAM & ADMIN COORDINATOR

Joanna Johnson is a visual artist, graphic designer, web designer, and teacher. She graduated from McMaster University for Fine Arts and Multimedia in 2012 and acquired a Bachelor of Education from Brock University in 2014. Joanna previously worked for 8 years as the Artistic Director of the M.A.D Creative Arts School. 

Hamilton-born and raised, she comes from a very artistic household, which was full of music and expression. Having spent the last few years abroad, she is eager to jump back into Hamilton's thriving arts scene.

CHRISTOPHER MCLEOD

BUILDING CULTURAL LEGACIES - PROJECT MANAGER

Christopher McLeod has a BA in Studio Art from McMaster University and an MFA from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC. He has curatorially consulted for the Ontario Science Centre and is the Artistic Director for the Great Art for Great Lakes project as well as the Project Director for the Hamilton Art Council’s Building Cultural Legacies project. He has taught at McMaster University and was Artist in Residence 2 years at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. His work has been featured at Nuit Blanche, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and at Supercrawl 2018 and 2019. His practice explores social engagement and interaction, focusing on ecological and cultural themes. 

DAVID HUDSON

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

David Hudson has been performing, creating and appreciating contemporary dance for over twenty years. Born and raised in Oxford, UK , David trained at The Laban Centre in London. David has enjoyed a diverse career as a performer, choreographer, and lecturer in dance and movement. He is currently based in Hamilton and is artistic director of The David Hudson Dance Company. David is also co-chair of 'DanceHamOnt' - a committee to support and nurture local dance and movement artists.

ALEXIS MOLINE

BUILDING CULTURAL LEGACIES -  CONTENT CURATOR

Alexis Moline is a curator, writer and researcher who has worked in Vancouver, Toronto and Hamilton. She received her Master of Museum Studies in collaboration with the Sexual Diversity Studies program from the University of Toronto. She is currently the Content Curator for the Building Cultural Legacies project at the Hamilton Arts Council. Her research explores how art has represented sexuality and gender both explicitly and implicitly and how it has influenced social change through the lens of cultural heritage, gallery and museum spaces.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Members of the Board of Directors act as ambassadors of the Hamilton Arts Council and the wider arts community it serves. 

The Board is comprised of individuals from different sectors in the arts as well as professionals in the business community. 

The role of the Board is to advise on policy, planning and strategic direction, and assist with the leadership and promotion of the Hamilton Arts Council’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

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KERRY JARVI

PRESIDENT

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BUD ROACH

SECRETARY

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NICK TOMKIN

DIRECTOR

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FELICIA VAN DYK

DIRECTOR

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LITA BARRIE

TRESURER

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ELIZABETH ABRAHAM

DIRECTOR

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SAM MURULLA

CITY COUNCIL LIAISON

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