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Heather Peak

Heather joins the team at the end of May 2023 as Artistic Director/ CEO.

As an artist with an international profile, Heather is best known for her work as one half of artist duo Heather Peak and Ivan Morison. Heather will continue to pursue a personal artistic practice alongside her work leading and developing DASH, putting an active and leading creative voice at the heart of the organisation.

“I am beyond thrilled to be appointed the new CEO and Artistic Director of DASH. This is a hugely meaningful and important step in my artistic practice. I look forward to holding a thriving, fair and equitable work environment where possibility and care are centred alongside advocacy and art making.

I am delighted to be able to share the knowledge from my 20 years as a practising artist in a meaningful and purposeful way to inspire, and support, D/deaf and neurodivergent artists, arts workers and audiences through this extraordinary opportunity.

DASH will cultivate space for transformative artistic work and I’m deeply ambitious and intensely driven for DASH and it’s Disabled, D/deaf and neurodivergent arts community in this complex world we live in.” ​​​​​​​

Heather Peak is an artist who has established an ambitious collaborative practice over the past twenty years, which draws together visual art, architecture and social practice.

Heather has exhibited widely across UK, Europe, Australasia, North and South America and Asia. Her work has been commissioned by Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wysing Arts Centre, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Tate Modern, National Theatre of Wales, The Hepworth Wakefield and London’s Southbank Centre among many other. She also represented Wales at the 52nd Venice Biennial.

Heather works collaboratively with Ivan Morison and together the pair have taught, mentored and supported many artists, architects, students and communities over the past 20 years.