Trustees

The Northland Craft Trust is responsible for the governance and direction of the Quarry Arts Centre. It is a registered charity, formed in 1982 to oversee the management of the Quarry.

From time to time the Trust seeks new board members (or trustees). Learn more about the Trust and the role of board members,  or contact the Quarry Manager for further information. Expressions of interest are welcome from people with a passion for the work of the Quarry, and/or skills in relevant areas including governance, finance, management, strategic planning.

Current trustees

Matt Keene
Chair

Matt Keene

“I love the Quarry for the people and the way it inspires”

Mike Regan
Trustee

Mike Regan

"The Quarry is in my heart and I want to do what I can to make that heart beat strong"

Matt Lewis
Trustee

Matt Lewis

"The depth of creativity that comes from the Quarry is as profound as it is meaningful. Being a part of the dialogue and productivity that exists here is a very unique and rewarding opportunity."

Dr Ross T Smith
Trustee

Dr Ross T Smith

"The Quarry, an energetic place of transformation by fire and earth, will become a revitalised site of ceramics and pottery in Whangarei and for New Zealand"

Cherry Hermon
Trustee

Cherry Hermon

Whangarei district council representative

Makuini Cherrington
Trustee

Makuini Cherrington

Former studio holder at the Quarry

Richard Darbyshire & Rosie Parsonson
Trustees

Richard Darbyshire & Rosie Parsonson

Richard Darbyshire and Rosie Parsonson, aka Rosy & Rich, are both working artists and Quarry studio holders

Trustee

Kate Smedley

Kate has an executive background.