Who We Are

Adam Sutherland (Director)

Adam Sutherland became director in 1999 from art.tm in Inverness, before which he worked in London as a freelance artist, curator and producer. He has overseen the development of Grizedale Arts from regional forest sculpture trail to internationally-significant arts organisation.
Adam has a longstanding commitment to helping art and artists become a part of everyday life: a standard expectation to live and work creatively. It's a modest aim.
Adam is also a live-in warden at HQ Lawson Park.

Tracy Hodgson (Finance Manager, p/t)

Tracy works for both Grizedale and the Coniston Institute and is based in the Coniston Institute. She is responsible for the financial management of both organisations and also co-ordinates the bookings of the Institute. Tracy is a smallholder with a particular enthusiasm for Boxer dogs.

Adam Hughes joined us as Lawson Park's Gardener & Housekeeper in 2016

Karen Guthrie is a Warden & Head Gardener at Lawson Park, as well as leading website development & contributing to Special Projects Development

Emma Sumner has joined us in 2019 to work chiefly on organising our June 29/30 Weekender.

Katrina Black works on a number of projects with special attention to our websites, commissioned writing and the Lawson Park Library.

Associates & Freelancers

We employ a number of multi-skilled managers, artists, technicians and others to help support specific projects. Regulars include Niamh Riordan, Francesca Ulivi, Motoko Fujita, Brenda Kearney, Tom Philipson, Dorian Moore & Maria Benjamin


Grizedale Arts is a charitable company set up to further the arts. It is run by a board of trustees and follows a constitution. Copies of the constitution are available on request.
Grizedale Arts’ registered charity number is: 1076662

Charlie Gere - Chairman

Richard Greer - Treasurer

Sophie Henderson

Alistair Hudson

If you wish to contact any of the above please contact the office.

Previous Staff

Some of our brilliant former staff include Alistair Hudson, Julie Dole, Ceri Hand, Jenny Brownrigg, Claire Shoosmith, Lisa Stewart, George Watson, Michael Smythe, Olivia Leahy, Pippa Martin, Maria Benjamin & Angie Greenham.