Helena joined the team in 2019. As Head of Arts, Helena leads our Arts team to bring the very best of arts and culture into our hospitals, helping to support health and wellbeing outcomes and improve the experience of being in hospital. Helena has over 10 years’ experience working as an arts manager and curator within health and social care. Previously, Helena worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital where she supported the delivery of a range of site-specific art commissions for the capital projects programme, including the award winning Zayed Centre for Research. She has an MA in Gallery Studies and Critical Curating, and a BA in Visual Culture. Helena loves working at St George’s as there is so much potential to work with our hospital community to grow and shape our programme.
Grace manages our participatory arts programme which involves developing new partnerships to provide opportunities for patients, staff and visitors to take part in creative activities. This includes leading our Staff Arts Club initiative, developing our new resident artist scheme and delivering our annual St George’s Arts Week. Prior to this, Grace worked for live music producer Serious, where she produced a wide range of creative engagement projects and in bespoke settings such as Hospitals, Prisons, Pupil Referral Units and Museums and delivered 4 editions of the EFG London Jazz Festival participatory programme. Grace loves working at St George’s as it is a real privilege to bring talented creatives from a range of artistic disciplines to our hospital, working with and for our inspiring staff and patient body.