Kristianne Drake

Artsmark & Arts Award Programme Manager

Kristianne joined Artswork in June 2015 as Programme Manager – Artsmark & Arts Award – having spent the previous 8 years split between three different roles: Lecturer in Photography on the BA/MA degrees at Southampton Solent University, Lead Artist on various arts projects with young people not in education, employment or training and young people who have offended or who are at risk; and finally, as a practicing exhibiting photographer, with exhibitions both nationally and internationally (including London, U.S.A., Sweden, France and Germany).

In another life a long time ago they were a Principal Library Manager responsible for a main library and both its mobile library services.

They have a first class honours degree and an MA in Photography, 2 teaching qualifications, and firmly believes in accessible art for everyone at every level.

They have a small dog called Eric.

Pronouns = They/Them/Theirs

Favourite Book: Green Witch by Susan Cooper
Favourite Albums: This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now by Knapsack and Stay What You Are by Saves The Day
Favourite Photographer: Francesca Woodman
Favourite Poets: Hollie McNish and Shane Koyczan

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