Hannah Watson Appointed New Chapel Chair

Hannah Watson Appointed New Chapel Chair

The Fitzrovia Chapel has appointed Hannah Watson, Director of TJ Boulting gallery and art book publisher Trolley Books, as chair. Hannah has been a trustee of the Fitzrovia Chapel since 2016.

Hannah co-founded the gallery TJ Boulting in Fitzrovia in 2011. Both the gallery and publishing house are housed a stone’s throw from the Fitzrovia Chapel, in the landmark Arts and Crafts building on Riding House Street, from where the gallery also takes its name. The gallery represents a variety of artists across all mediums, and each year hosts the exhibition of the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award winner. Hannah is also chair of the Contemporaries committee for The Photographers’ Gallery, helping develop the programme for its patrons.

Hannah said: ‘The chapel is a stunning hidden gem tucked away in the heart of Fitzrovia. I am excited to be its chair and ensure it continues to invite people in to be charmed by its beauty and history. Whether you are getting married, hiring it as a venue, visiting an exhibition or simply have chanced across it, no one can fail to be touched by the chapel’s unique and surreptitious splendour. I am particularly looking forward to our exhibition by painter Caroline Walker at the chapel in October, which will follow her residency at UCH observing nurses at work behind the scenes, and ties in to the chapel’s history as part of the former Middlesex Hospital.’

Faye Hughes, Artistic Director for the chapel, said: ‘ With Hannah’s great experience in the art world and commitment to the chapel, she will make an important contribution to our work as a cultural and community space.’’

Hannah replaces outgoing chair Edward Turner who had been in position since the chapel reopened to the public.