Staff Team



  • Lucy Byatt Director

    Lucy Byatt joined Hospitalfield as director in September 2012. She has devised a public programme based on supporting new production through residency opportunities and commissioning artists to make new work. The programme works closely with artists and reflect her strong commitment to the care of, and engagement with, Hospitalfield’s fascinating heritage and collections. Her priority is to establish an effective interdisciplinary programme that is rooted in the visual arts. She leads on Hospitalfield’s Future Plan, a capital development that will see significant investment towards making this an increasingly sustainable organisation. In 2015 she curated Scotland and Venice working with Graham Fagen to make  a major new commission for the 56th Venice Biennially. Since 2013 she has been a board member of Matt’s Gallery

    Prior to taking the post at Hospitalfield she was Head of National Programmes at the Contemporary Art Society, London (2008-2012) where she devised the new Acquisitions Scheme to buy contemporary works for museums across the UK and led the organisation’s Centenary Programme. As director of Spike Island, Bristol (2002-2008) she devised the £2.25m capital development which included establishing The Associate Programme, The Residency Programme and Spike Design. She worked with artists such as Richard Long, Elizabeth Price, Simon Starling, Sue Tompkins and Hayley Tompkins. Through the residency programme with artists such as Jan Altay, Sanchayan Ghosh and Ged Quinn.

    Between 1996 and 2002 she developed many significant artist’s commissions during her time as director of two commissioning organisations in Glasgow; Visual Art Projects and The Centre including projects with Douglas Gordon, Toby Paterson, Claire Barclay and Olaf Nikoli. She completed an undergraduate degree in fine art at Brighton Polytechnic (1980-83) and her MFA (1993-95) at Glasgow School of Art and Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. / 01241 656124

  • Scott Byrne General Manager

    Scott Byrne manages multiple operational areas at Hospitalfield as General Manager, joining the team in October 2014.

    Scott’s professional background is rooted in visual art with formative roles in gallery education, exhibitions management and collections care. Following a BA(Hons) Fine Art (2001) from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Scott went on to gallery education roles at Dundee Contemporary Arts, McManus Galleries and The Fruitmarket Gallery, working with young adults and community groups. He worked as an artist in local authority settings before undertaking a MLitt in Museums & Gallery Studies (2006) at the School of Art History, University of St Andrews.

    As Exhibitions Officer with the Special Collections Centre at the University of Aberdeen (2011-2014), Scott managed the development and delivery of public exhibition programmes using archive, manuscript, photograph and rare book collections at the Sir Duncan Rice Library. As Exhibitions & Education Officer at Moray Art Centre (2007-2011), Scott was part of the management team delivering the capital development in addition to exhibition and education programmes over two gallery spaces and three studios. In this role, he was responsible for securing and managing the loan of artworks for exhibition from public and private collections including the National Galleries of Scotland, The British Museum and The Courtauld Gallery.

    Scott is happy to assist and advise on aspects at Hospitalfield including private hire and hospitality, services and facilities, as well as collections and grounds management. / 01241 656124

  • Simon Brown Chef & Catering Manager

    Simon Brown is Hospitalfield’s Chef and Catering Manager. His culinary career began in Brighton’s burgeoning gastro pub scene back in 2000. Since then he has worked in a variety of settings from small cafes like Folk Café in Dundee to large scale corporate catering operations. In 2015 he headed up the team at Darcy Thompson’s that won the Scottish Gastro Pub of the Year Award. An extensive traveller he loves producing globally inspired dishes with as much of our garden vegetables and local produce as possible. / 01241 656124

  • Volunteer Coordinator

    The new postholder for Volunteer Coordinator starts in January 2019, any queries in the interim should be directed to / 01241 656124

  • Programme & Communications Manager

    The new postholder for Programme & Communications Manager starts in January 2019, any queries in the interim should be directed to / 01241 656124

  • Angela Goodrum Housekeeper

    Angela Goodrum is responsible for looking after the house and residents including cleaning, preparing for events and assisting at meal times.

  • Portrait photo of Sonya Walters standing outside the front door of Hosptialfield

    Sonya Walters Housekeeper

    Sonya Walters is responsible for looking after the house and residents including cleaning, preparing for events and assisting at meal times.