Laura Brocklehurst is a lawyer with Cox & Palmer, which has proudly been supporting the arts community in our province for many years (including the amazing efforts of VANL). Laura looks forward to playing a personal role in the support of Newfoundland and Labrador’s amazing artistic talent and the organizations that foster their growth and development. Her skills as a lawyer and passion for the arts and community will be used to further enhance VANL’s sound direction and ideas. Laura strongly believes that a thriving (and supported) arts scene is integral to a vibrant community and is thrilled to volunteer her time as a Board Member.
Brazilian by birth, Bruno Vinhas is passionate about global craft culture which drove his will to work in a gallery environment. A degree in Tourism and Hospitality has provided Vinhas with the experience of living and working in multiple countries and being immersed in different cultures changed his perspective about art and craft. Graduate with honours through College of North Atlantic’s Textiles: Craft & Apparel Design program in 2016, Vinhas has been part of several different projects including but not limited to visual arts, theatre and dance. He has been working as the Craft Council of Newfoundland’s Gallery Director/Curator since August 2018, previously holding the position of Gallery Assistant Director for a year; his primary focus in the gallery is regarding accessibility and inclusion in public art spaces.
Charlotte May Hobden is a multi-disciplinary artist based in St. John’s NL, working mainly in painting and print media. She has explored the fluidity of colour by pairing her paintings with a programmable array of coloured LED lights. Charlotte received her BFA in 2020 from Memorial University, Grenfell Campus. During her time at Grenfell, she received several awards for her artistic achievements and her contributions to student life, including the Arthur Sullivan Cup, the Ingrid Mary Percy and Jon Tupper award, and the Skinner Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship. Currently, Charlotte is the Programming Assistant at Eastern Edge Gallery and sits on the programming committee for St. Michael’s Print Shop.