November 30, 2016

In House Team

James Steventon

Emma Davies
Education Curator & CE Coordinator

Jessica Harby
Audience Development & Education Coordinator


James Steventon is Director of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, having previously been Education Officer for the organisation since 2008. James is an artist, writer, and runner, based in Northamptonshire, a lecturer at The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University, and Digital Special Interest Representative for Engage.

Emma Davies is Education Curator and CE Coordinator for Fermynwoods Contemporary Art. Emma is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, nominated for her work with young people on our Alternative Education Programme. Emma’s approach to artistic education is underpinned by her understanding of social pedagogic principles and has worked in arts education with young people for nearly 25 years. Her multi-disciplinary art practice spans participatory projects, performance, installation, drawing, mixed media construction and objects. Much of her work contains autobiographical elements, while also reflecting on contemporary societal issues. She has been a featured artist with CVAN EM, artist in Residence for C2C, working with women who are in vulnerable situations, and holds a studio at NN Contemporary Art.

Jessica Harby is Audience Development and Education Coordinator for Fermynwoods Contemporary Art. Jessica is an artist who mixes the delicate, the brutal, the absurd and the serious. Her practice encompasses drawing, installation, video, sound and performance and explores malleable collective and individual identities using subjects such as modern attitudes towards immigration, the story of kidnapped heiress-turned-terrorist Patty Hearst, her family’s recipe for egg coffee, and Arnold Schwarzennegar’s gurning face. Jessica is co-creator of the zine Tappa Tappa Tappa and one of six artists selected by CVAN EM for their two-year project Document.