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Meet Us

Fareham Creative Space is proud to present the Board of Trustees, Staff, Tutors and volunteers

Our Staff:

Coordinator: Joanne Ridley-McBeth

Joanne is our Lead Coordinator and has been the main driver in getting Fareham Creative Space up and running. She has formal qualifications in 3D Art, Fine Art and Sculpture & Installation and has previously worked at Alpha Art Studio in Wellington as a Team Leader. She has a passion for community creative spaces by making art & creativity accessible for all and believes in bringing hauora/wellness to the community through creativity. She loves to focus on the moment of creation 'the flow of inspiration' and tries to bring this practice into her everyday life. 

Facilitator: Taralee Freeman

TaraLee Freeman is an Abstract Artist with qualifications in Creative & Visual Arts and 20+ years of experience in the NZ Creative Industry. She is a versatile and skilled Artisan, renowned for her unique and personal style. Her work has been exhibited nationally & internationally and she has also been a 3x finalist in the World of Wearable Arts.
She encourages you to always be reminded of these words by Henri Matisse 'Creativity takes courage', so… be courageous, fellow Artists.

Facilitator: Justine Rose Kingdon

Justine is a Dancer, Choreographer, Performance Artist, Writer and Visionary. She has achieved a graduate and postgraduate diploma in novel writing and a graduate and postgraduate diploma in contemporary dance. She also has 6 years experience in trash to treasure creations and is a talented 'Upcycler'. Her deepest desire is to inspire and empower people in their creative response/relation to the earth.


Volunteer: Samantha Ridley-McBeth

Samantha Ridley-McBeth loves the magic and transformation which can be summoned forth from a static object, such as fabric or paint. She specialises in fabric creation, however in 2020 she mounted her own solo exhibition featuring Luna (above).  Samantha is also certainly a Performance Artist and is currently FCS’s resident Hatter.



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