black and white photo of Kristianne Drake

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 she was a Principal Library Manager responsible for a main library and both its mobile library services.

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

Favourite Book: Green Witch by Susan Cooper
Favourite Album: Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
Favourite Film: The Wizard Of Oz


Environmental Pledge: To pick up 5 pieces of rubbish everyday and dispose of properly.

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