Ort Gallery Team

Find out more about the team and leadership of our organisation including future plans here

Amelia Rouse
Volunteer & Member Artist

Amelia is an artist and engineer, interested in sci-fi, fantasy and world building. She produces drawings in pen and ink, 3d digital art and photography. At Ort Gallery, she supports our work with her time.

Anisa Fazal
Diversity Consultant

Anisa is a photographer. At Ort Gallery Anisa is responsible for ensuring that our programme is diverse and relevant to our local audiences.

Anisa is currently on maternity leave.

Ian Sergeant

Ian Sergeant
Director

Ian is a Curator and producer of Visual Art and Cinema. He is the director of Kalaboration. At Ort Gallery Ian advises on the programme and curates exhibitions.

Josephine Reichert
Artistic Director

Josephine is a Curator and Producer of Visual Arts. Co-founder of Ort Cafe and founder of Ort Gallery. At Ort Gallery Josephine programmes, fundraises and curates exhibitions and events.

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Kate Rafiq
Artist and Event Organiser

Kate is a local artist and founder / lead of Hayati Open Mic, a monthly online platform for emerging poets, storytellers and musicians to share their work. Hayati’s aim is to engage the brain, inspire the heart, and feed the soul.

Lesley Stewart
Volunteer & Member Artist

Lesley is a practising feltmaker and mixed media artist, interested in urban and coastal places and their connection to personal, social and political histories. For Ort Gallery she supports the Family Art Workshops.

Ridhi Kalaria

Ridhi Kalaria
Director

Ridhi is a local networker with a passion to change communities from within. Ridhi is a co-founder of Ort Cafe. At Ort Gallery Ridhi advises on finance and diversity.

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Samantha Krankpod
Workshop Facilitator and Artist

Samantha is a local ceramic artist with 20 years creative teaching experience, working with children, families and adults. Her most recent projects have been in collaboration with mental health charities, designing and delivering bespoke art projects. At Ort she facilitates Family Art Workshops.

Sammy Willbourne
Director

Sammy is a horror producer and curator based in Birmingham. Her work centers around unheard voices and communities in horror and takes the form of immersive exhibitions that intersect visual art, grime, hip hop and film. She also works as a consultant and project officer with Inc Arts, who pioneer racial and disability equality in the arts.

Sarah Lopez
Producer

Sarah is a Birmingham based Community Coordinator who creates engagement programmes and workshops. She really enjoys work that empowers marginalised groups such as the LGBT and Black community. She's also a creative, her artistry includes photography, performance and songwriting.

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Uzmah Naz
Volunteer & Member Artist

Uzmah is a textile designer and artist. She produces a range of products and paintings which are embellished and very vibrant in colour. At Ort she supports our work with her time.