Meet the Team

For 25 years ArtCare has worked with staff, patients and visitors at Salisbury District Hospital to help deliver over 500 projects. We have specialist knowledge, skills and learning from delivering public art projects in a health setting, which gives us a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities of working within the NHS. We have lots of great examples and experience on our project pages to illustrate our work. Importantly, we tailor make project plans to meet stakeholders needs and requirements. Contact the ArtCare Team >

Penny Calvert

Penny specialises in public and staff engagement, project development and planning, interior design and site specific artworks, training, workshops and community links. Penny has more than 21 years experience in the NHS plus community arts projects across a very wide age range. Penny's key skills and passions are team work; developing creative skills in others; engaging people in shaping their environment and healthcare and developing site specific solutions, projects and products to enhance people’s experience of health settings.

Training: Arts Therapy Foundation; BA Hons Three-dimensional design; Arts, disability and employment; Prince2 project management and a PGCE in the lifelong learning sector.

When Penny's not at work she's using photography, design and DIY to capture her favourite places and things, singing, baking or walking the dog at the beach whenever she can.

Lesley Meaker

Lesley has over 14 years experience working for ArtCare as exhibition organiser and permanent collection curator. Lesley is the ArtCare lead for dementia environments, ICU, Hospice, Quiet Rooms & Courtyards and History archive projects.

Training: ND Art & Design; BA Humanities, Art History and English Literature; MA Museums and Collections Management. Other: Video, new media & graphic design with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier Pro

Lesley is also Director of Hampshire Open Studios and a Dorset Wildlife Trust volunteer. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time gardening and outdoors.

Hazel Stock

Hazel has over 13 years experience working as ArtCare Project Assistant responsible for organising the monthly Staff Arts Club programme, publicity, graphic design projects and the ArtCare website. Training: BA Drama and Education. Other: Web design using Adobe Dreamweaver & Wordpress. Outside of work Hazel enjoys spending time with her family, acting and Pilates.

Rebecca Seymour

Rebecca co-ordinates the Elevate programme. She has 25 years experience of managing arts projects and delivering education outreach programmes. She is a dancer by 'trade' and still teaches community dance classes, including Dance for Parkinson's. In her spare time Rebecca enjoys swimming, singing, yoga and walking in the countryside.