Tempo Arts encourages and facilitates access to arts for all

Tempo Arts is a professional arts organisation formed in 2000 and based in the South East and South West regions.


Saffron Summerfield

Saffron Summerfield is a singer/composer and audio-visual artist. She plays guitar,cuatro, bouzouki and keyboards and blends found sound into her recorded work. Her music and songs have been used in film,television and radio and she has toured as a performer in the UK and overseas. Saffron set up Tempo Arts with Phyllida Shaw in London 2001 as a vehicle to collaborate with other artists and deliver high quality arts provision to all sections of the community.

Saffron is now based in Exmoor, Somerset. She works with Celtic harpist Hazel Prior and is a member of Fire River Poets Taunton.

Christine Gist

Christine Gist lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex. She lived in the USA for many years, receiving her BFA in sculpture from the University of Washington, Seattle and an MFA in sculpture from Yale University School of Art, New Haven. She is a practising artist, curator and visual arts project manager with extensive experience of working with artists, public agencies and private organisations across the South East region and mainland Europe.

As both an artist and curator, Christine Gist's practice is concerned with temporary interventions which utilise redundant urban sites and buildings, animating these locations to create alternative narratives for anonymous spaces. She is currently initiating and delivering a series of visual arts projects for The SPACE, a disused outdoor site owned by Network Rail in St Leonards-on-Sea. The artists' temporary interventions and related community events are inspired by the context of St Leonards and the coastal landscape. The artists bring new propositions and innovative work to the area which challenges the perception of art in the public space.

Janice Aymonier

Janice Aymonier lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex. She is both an English language teacher and an experienced administrator and book-keeper. She also has a keen interest in art and provides administrative support to local art projects.

During 2011/13 she provided support to Claremont Studios CIC, specifically to administer the cross border (Hastings/Saint-Omer, France) project DÉCOUVRIR/DISCOVER co-funded by the INTERREG IVA programme and Arts Council England.

In 2013/14 she assisted with the administration of the transnational project between Hastings and Dunkerque, Ici et Là-Here and There/Les Grands Magasins, working with the curator, Christine Gist. Janice is a fluent French speaker and is therefore able to provide a valuable contribution to international projects.

Allen R Page

Allen is a visual artist and (ex-professional) musician resident in Hastings, East Sussex.

He has individually and collectively initiated a number of public visual arts projects and music programmes within the UK and has exhibited and performed both in the UK and abroad.

"I believe that involvement in arts activities can provide meaning and true connection among individuals,families and communities".
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