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I’m Ceri, the founding Director of Ceri Hand. 

I’m lucky to have worked with some of the most inspiring and renowned creative people in the world. 

I’ve supported hundreds of artists to take creative risks, produce amazing work, generate press, prizes, and sales. 

I’ve curated over 250 exhibitions, recruited and managed teams, run artist-led spaces, commercial galleries, arts institutions, magazines, archives, residency programmes and festivals. 

I’ve produced content on a shoestring for niche audiences and attracted thousands of people to ticketed exhibitions and public events. 

I’ve learned how to make money for artists and arts organisations and established a vast creative network along the way.

I loved art college, but I’ve learned everything I know about the art world from taking risks, throwing myself in at the deep end, and pushing myself outside my comfort zone. 

There’s not much about the creative process I haven’t experienced first-hand. 

I’m a certified life and business coach and I’ve coached and mentored hundreds of creatives from across the globe.

I know the challenges creatives must overcome to succeed.

I know that having great ideas is just the start of the creative journey. 

Having the right goals, with the right roadmap, tools, mindset, and networks ensure your great ideas get turned into a reality. 

Time and time again.

Everything I’ve learned I want to share with you, so you don’t have to figure it out the hard way.

I established Ceri Hand to provide creatives with the knowledge, confidence and support they need to make significant changes in their life and career.

I’d love to help you on your creative journey.

Here’s some of the roles I’ve held on mine:

Director of Programmes, Somerset House, London; Associate Director: Institutions and Public Relations, Simon Lee Gallery, London; Associate Consultant, Contemporary Art Society, London; Director, Ceri Hand Gallery, London/Liverpool; Director of Metal, Liverpool; Director of Exhibitions, FACT, Liverpool; Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria and Director of Make, London.

Ceri is currently on the board of Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and is an Independent Member of the Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice Advisory Committee 2020-2024.   



Ceri Hand is run by a dedicated and experienced team of people from a range of creative backgrounds



Development Manager

Lucy works across strategy, planning and creative innovation of the Ceri Hand brand, product development and operations. 


Ali Vermilio

Head of Creative

Ali is a talented artist & designer who transformed the Ceri Hand brand and leads on all creative opportunities to make our work shine bright. 


Roger Orwin

Marketing Director     

Roger heads up exciting activity & growth across the Ceri Hand website, community platform & other comms.


Lorna Milburn


Lorna is an acclaimed photographer who perfectly captures Ceri’s style and ethos with her creative, atmospheric and honest portraits.