Who We Are

In addition to our core team of artists, Radiator is also fortunate to benefit from the knowledge,
experience and enthusiasm of our associate members and volunteers.

Peter Quinnell
Peter studied at Chelsea and the Royal College of Art and has since worked as an artist, educator and illustrator. He likes making costumes and installations and has been a member of Radiator Arts since its foundation in 2001.


Jane Bruce
Jane completed a BA in Textiles at Camberwell College of Art and a post-graduate course in theatre design at Croydon College of Art and has since worked across a wide range of media, Television, documentary and feature films, arts projects and opera.
Within her private practice Jane paints portraiture and has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery as part of National Portrait Prize. Painting has always underpinned her other work.
Since 2001 she has worked with Radiator Arts, both as artist and project manager, creating large-scale theatrical performances that often take place in unusual sites, frequently outside and which are experimental in nature.

Hilary Turner
Hilary worked as a graphic designer in publishing for many years before moving to Hastings where she now focuses on her own practice designing and hand-printing textiles, wallpaper and up-cycling furniture. Within Radiator Arts she has been integral to recent project ‘Hermit’, which incorporated her song writing, singing and shadow puppetry skills.

Mary Hooper
Mary is a visual artist working in mixed media as a sculptor and with audio installation. Her work is strongly research based and develops out of the assimilation of ideas and experience.
In addition to being a member of Radiator Arts, Mary has an established collaborative artistic practice with Elise Liversedge. She has created permanent public artwork and temporary installations, both to commission and through self initiated, grant-funded projects. She also has considerable experience making props and costume for indoor and outdoor performances.


Christina Nash
Christina received her degree in Theatre Design from Wimbledon School of Art and enjoyed a successful career in props and theatre design, working on films, operas, exhibitions, events, and for museums and rock bands.
Her clients have included The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, the Open Air Theatre Regents Park, Sir Paul McCartney, Euro Disney and Cannon Films.
She founded scenic painting and prop company Nash & Dunlop and S&C props, and her work designing political conference sets led to a position as Head of Events for the Labour Party.
Passionate both about 3D art forms and the sharing of creative skills, Christina has lectured in Kinetic Art at UCE and now enjoys passing on her techniques and experiences through Radiator workshops and projects.

Rowena O’Reilly
Rowena is a printmaker and illustrator working privately under the name of ‘Black Bug Press’.
She graduated from Brunel University and Brighton University and was awarded the Vincent Lines Award for Creative Excellence for her Emotions of Illness print series.
Rowena has worked with Radiator since 2012 as both an artist and arts educator. She has designed and created bespoke installations, sculptural pieces and contributed significantly to the visual identity of recent Radiator projects Snowline and Hermit. She manages the weekly Radiator Art Club and has been Radiator Arts administrator since 2013.


Rebecca Child
Rebecca is a designer/ maker and arts educator from Hastings. She makes Props,costume props, set and set dressing for theatre and film. Rebecca has a studio in Hastings Old town where she makes felted creatures, puppets, dioramas and head pieces. She has a BA hons in from Brighton University in Art and Design. She has been with Radiator Arts since 2010.


Leigh Dyer
Leigh is a sculptor and blacksmith, working with metal since 1998. Primarily self-taught, his work can be seen throughout the local area and he is in demand for both public exhibition pieces and private commissions. Leigh has exhibited in the UK and USA.


Chris Embury
Chris is a musician and songwriter. He plays guitar, piano, drums, accordion, mandolin and his music often features dark or comic fairy tales. In addition to his own practice Chris is a community musician, working with a diverse range of groups including adults with autism, drug rehabilitation centres, young offenders institutes and people with special needs. Alongside his work with Radiator Arts he provides music for Theatre Rotto Puppet Company and sings and plays with the Ingrid Pitt Orchestra.

John Hodgson
John is a musician, web developer and sometime 3D photographer.