Yvonne is an artist, creative producer, and Director of South Square Centre. Yvonne is also associate producer for public art agency Beam through which she has project managed award-winning permanent public art commissions including artwork in Bolsover, Chesterfield, Barnsley and Hull. Between 2014 – 2016 Yvonne was Creative Producer of Vespertine, a free cultural events programme in York UNESCO City of Media Arts which explored the creative use of new technologies in heritage spaces. The project was awarded ‘Best Cultural Partnership’ at the inaugural York Culture Awards 2016.
Alice Withers, is the programme manager and Heritage Activities Officer. She was born in Manchester, now lives in Bradford. Alice is a member of art collective Reet So, Alice has undertaken commissions for Leeds Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture International festival developing site-specific responses to people and place. She worked as a freelance producer for UP Projects (London) managing The Floating Cinema and its touring programme for Hull City of Culture 2017.
Jackie has been working as a cleaner at South Square since 2018. Keighley-born Jackie has been a Thorntonian since 1988 and started out in the textile industry, since then she has worked in automotive and vending industry before she took on cleaning 15 years ago. Jackie is a keen up-cycler and enjoys car boot sales and gardening.
Daniel is South Square Centre’s building manager, he’s been working for South Square for 3 years after volunteering with us. Daniel has lived in Thornton for 9 years and was brought up in Lower Grange. Daniel has been working in building management for over 10 years and enjoys drawing, furniture up cycling and watching his sons playing football on the weekends.
Chloe is South Square’s first Heritage Activities Assistant. Having been a volunteer at the centre, helping with activities at Thornton Gala and Wellbeing Weekend, Chloe started her new role in June 2020. Chloe studied at Bradford Art College before completing a degree in Photography at Staffordshire University. After taking time out to travel, Chloe relocated to Yorkshire from London in 2019.
Connor is the Heritage Activities Trainee at South Square Centre. Connor has recently graduated with an undergraduate degree in Architecture at Northumbria University, and has a passion for fine arts, local History and photography. Connor possesses a keen interest in the visual arts and has great knowledge of the local history of his hometown Halifax. During his time at sixth form, Connor completed a display of commissioned abstract art pieces for his headteacher which focused on local buildings and is excited to help deliver more projects over his time at South Square.