Contact details and information about who works at Hospitalfield.

Hospitalfield are seeking front-of-house staff to support dining and drinks service at a range of public and private events. Please see the this link for more info and how to apply Front of House Staff – Hospitalfield – Feb 2017

  • Lucy Byatt Director

    Lucy Byatt joined Hospitalfield as director in September 2012. She has devised a public programme based on supporting new production and commissioning opportunities for contemporary visual artists, a programme that is woven in to 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 has established a Future Plan for the Trust that will see significant capital investment which will include careful restoration of the existing historic buildings and the design of new facilities that will ensure a productive and sustainable future for this nationally and internationally significant place.

    Prior to coming to Hospitalfield she was Head of National Programmes at the Contemporary Art Society, London (2008-2012) and director of Spike Island, Bristol (2002-2008) where she raised the funds and delivered a highly successful capital development alongside organisational change.

    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. 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

  • Laura Simpson Programme & Facilities Manager

    Laura Simpson is responsible for managing the arts and cultural programme at Hospitalfield.

    After graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) in Dundee she became Chair of the artist-led group Generator Projects (2001 – 2002) and then developed exhibitions and events with artists, designers and researchers in her role as Assistant Curator at the galleries at DJCAD (2007 – 2013). In 2009 she led Nine Trades of Dundee, which commissioned UK artists to work within nine workplaces.

    In 2012 she attended Vessel International Curatorial Workshop in Puglia, Italy. She has a specific interest in artist’s film and between 2008 and 2012 carried out two research projects funded by Scottish Arts Council Bursaries with several outcomes including, You blink at the plughole, at M.E.X.I.C.O., Leeds. The first project focused on the presentation of German and UK video art, including trips to European Media Arts Festival, Osnabreuck, NBKV, Berlin and Hoche Schule fur Bilde Kunst, Braunschweig.

    She is on the Board of Berwick Film and Media Art Festival and the jury for the Margaret Tait Film Award. She is a founding Trustee of Silo Projects which facilitates cultural events in an industrial heritage site in Cupar. / 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

  • Gillian Veal Chef and Catering Manager

    Gillian Veal manages the food story for Hospitalfield from daily cooking for the residents to special events.

    She is known for her innovative approach to cooking, tried and tested through her Parlour and Folk cafes in Dundee. Gillian is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and says her art school training has helped her be innovative with the cooking techniques she has learned in the kitchen. Her approach is always social and nurturing so ties in with the hospitable nature of our history. Since starting at Hospitalfield in October 2016 Gillian has initiated new projects with the garden staff and volunteers, planning for maximum use of home grown vegetables, fruit and herbs within the dishes we serve. / 01241 656124

  • Jenny Russell Accounts

    Jenny Russell is Hospitalfield’s bookkeeper and works with us one day a week. She has a background in both business and charity environments and looks after the processing of our financial transactions and reporting. / 01241 656124

  • Angela Goodrun Housekeeper

    Angela Goodrun 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.

  • Kevin Whyte Gardener

    Kevin Whyte works on the maintenance and development of the garden and grounds at Hospitalfield. He is a highly experienced gardener and plantsman with specific knowledge of east coast walled gardens. In 2014 he won the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society award for merit for 25 years service in horticulture and has worked in the past at Glenbervie House by Stonehaven, Dunninald near Montrose and Brechin Castle.