Public Programmes and Education
Lana Coles, Education and Public Programmes Team Leader
Lana is responsible for the team delivering programmes to engage audiences and build support for the Gallery. This includes organising events, education programmes for schools, and overseeing the team of volunteer visitor guides. Lana has a background in teaching and management and relishes her role’s diversity. Areas of special interest include the Artsheimers programme she developed for people with dementia, connecting with new audiences and working with children.
Rebecca Ogle, Guide Coordinator
Rebecca is responsible for recruiting, training and managing our volunteer guides who lead tours of the Gallery and assist with our education programme. Rebecca has a background in fine arts, art theory and history, music, marketing and events organisation, and front of house management.
Bianca van Leeuwen, Art Gallery Educator
Bianca is the Gallery educator. She works with students and teachers from schools around Canterbury to offer arts education and introduce them to the Gallery collection. She oversees the schools programmes and spends her time creating and running hands-on lessons, workshops and specialised tours for visiting students and school groups. Bianca is a practicing artist and qualified visual arts teacher with a Masters of Fine Arts and Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning and has experience teaching pre-school through to adult students.