Marcus J Wilson

Marcus J Wilson

Director, Pooka&co Ltd

Marcus is owner of Pooka&co, and has 15 years of experience of marketing in the cultural sector. He is a former Broadband Britain award winner for web development, and has advised the Scottish Executive and Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland) on major online listings and cultural ticketing projects.

Marcus was an advisor for Creative Scotland‘s national digital development Amb:IT:ion project, and is a skilled trainer and project manager.

Helen Voce

Independent Project Manager, Programme and Event Producer

Helen is an independent project manager, programme and event producer working locally, nationally, internationally and voluntarily. She designs, facilitates and produces opportunities, initiatives and spaces in which creative practitioners, micro-businesses, projects and organisations can realise their full artistic and business potential.

Previously employed as Events Programmer at Cultural Enterprise Office and Craft Development Officer in Dumfries and Galloway, Helen moved to Scotland in 2005. Working for the local authority Helen jointly managed the ERDF funded Art & Craft Sector Trade Development Project delivering opportunities, initiatives and support to visual artists and craftspeople in South West Scotland. This included Spring Fling, Scotland’s premier art and craft open studios event. Prior to this Helen worked for the Crafts Council, primarily in the Business Development department.

Helen has previously been Craft Programme Producer at Cove Park, a Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Arts Council’s (now Creative Scotland) Crafts Department, a member of Craft Scotland’s Craft Focus Panel and a Degree Tutor delivering contextual and historical modules for a UK based, distance learning textile school.

Helen has worked and studied in craft and design since 1995, pursuing undergraduate studies in three-dimensional design at Plymouth University and a postgraduate in the History of Design at the Royal College of Art / Victoria & Albert Museum.

Suzy O’Leary

Architect, Page/Park

Suzy is an architect currently working with Page\Park in Glasgow. She studied architecture at University College Dublin and went on to work with two award winning Irish practices before moving to Glasgow in 2014 where she joined Page\Park. Her architecture practice has developed to focus on arts buildings, with a particular interest in adaptive reuse. She was project architect on the Edinburgh Printmakers creative hub in Fountainbridge, and is currently working on the Great Tapestry of Scotland gallery in Galashiels along with the refurbishment of Leeds Town Hall. At Page\Park Suzy is deputy of the arts and culture group with responsibility for galleries and production spaces.

Through her in interest in heritage and placemaking Suzy won the commission to design one of the public realm artworks at Edinburgh Printmakers in collaboration with visual artist Calum Colvin and fellow architect Peter Smith. The resulting permanent installation, the EPscope, is a two storey hybrid periscope\kaleidoscope that explores ideas of curiosity, memory and place.

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