I trained as a painter, studying Fine Art in Winchester and Canterbury. I later did an MA in European Cultural Planning, which has been invaluable in my place-based work. Over my career, I have worked in art centres, further and higher education, within local government and independently as a practising artist. I started working at Metal in 2013, after nearly 10 years at Arts Council England in the East region. Joining Metal at that time was a fantastic opportunity to open up a new space in Peterborough. I live in the city, and am firmly committed to developing its cultural infrastructure, and re-positioning as a fantastic place for creatives to work. My favourite film is ‘Le Quattro Volte’ by Michelangelo Frammartino. It’s a remarkable docudrama set in a rural Italian village, about reincarnation and the cycle of life through daily rituals.
Our Team Mark Richards, Director & Interim CEO: Peterborough (He/Him)