Meet the team

Francesca Hawkesworth Programme & Exhibitions Lead - Arts & Making

Francesca is a Programme Coordinator based at Ocean Studios, Plymouth’s largest artist studio complex providing affordable studios and workshop facilities for makers to develop their practices in the heart of the historic Royal William Yard. Having worked with Real Ideas since 2017, her role varies between events, bookings, tenants, exhibitions and general day-to-day building coordination.

Francesca comes from an arts related background and is keen to help grow the cities arts ecology. She is part of Visual Arts Plymouth, helping to develop and deliver Plymouth Art Weekender and also part of LOCI, a Plymouth based artist-led mural collective.

Ocean Studios feeds her creative hunger by working amongst a talented group of makers and surrounded by artistic activity, creating positive change and support for the arts in the local area.