The Team

Led by our founder Rose Balston, our team of experts form a unique pool of specialists with diverse disciplines. Over many years our reputation and relationships have been carefully developed, and as such we are able to call on household names from a variety of fields. We are very proud to have introduced the annual Artscapes Bursary Scheme, through which we discover and nurture the emerging talent of tomorrow.

Every Artscapes experience is meticulously crafted by our office team who work closely with you to build your bespoke experience. We take your brief and match it to the art, expert and venue, bringing your ideas to life.


Rosie studied Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, and has a special interest in British Modernism, museology and accessibility in the arts. After leaving university she managed a commercial gallery in bustling Mayfair, specialising in late 19th century and 20th century British and French painting and sculpture. She then went on to programme the Open Senses festival, the first multi-sensory art festival, working with artists to explore current issues including disability, migration, isolation and belonging.

Hugh studied Art History at the University of East Anglia where he explored subjects as diverse as the Development of London and Eighteenth Century Portraiture. He then left the world of art behind and following a five year stint in the Scots Guards, founded his own HR and Recruitment business Conundrum in 1994. Since then he continues to work with both blue chip and smaller entrepreneurial businesses to build, develop and retain excellent teams aligned to business and cultural objectives. Drawn back to the art world in 2019, he joined Artscapes with a particular interest in opening up the power of art and culture for businesses.

Catherine studied history at the University of Birmingham and specialised in the role of Women in the Reformation. Following her degree she went on to manage events and conferences for an international financial publishing house in London before moving to New York to continue her work there. After five years in America she took a short break in Rome where she tried her hand at guiding in the glorious Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica, as well as enjoying la dolce vita! On returning to London she headed up the events team for a large private equity house before taking a break to have her children. She loves that art has the ability to connect people, to build bridges between past and present and to cross a range of disciplines, whether this be politics, social history, law, fashion, philosophy or geography – the list is endless!

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