Winchester is a city of art, home to stunning public pieces sculpted by artists such as Gormley, Frink and Kemp. The city is also the place of work for an increasing number of gifted artists and the creative industries.
Kay May is Director of External Affairs at Winchester School of Art and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her infectious and genuine passion to promote creative arts and industry in and around Winchester makes her the perfect Art Ambassador for the city. A keen photographer currently researching military portraiture, Kay’s work has been exhibited in the Winchester Gallery and at the Impressions Gallery in Bradford.
Having moved to Winchester from London in 1989, Kay has been extremely active within Winchester’s art scene, working with events such as the Hat Fair and Christmas Woolly Hat Fair, and is setting up a National Art & Design Saturday club at the School of Art for local school children. Her role includes working with the creative industries and schools and colleges, and ensuring that the School plays an active role in the community.
Kay feels extremely lucky to work with Winchester School of Art’s diverse, international student community and feels proud that it is the hub of the city’s creative community.