Eleanor Hawkridge is a curator, artist and project manager who studied Fine Art Timebased practice in Cardiff and Arts Management in Liverpool. She co-founded The Royal Standard, and artists’ studios, gallery and social workspace in Liverpool, initially housed in an old pub in Toxteth. 
In 2009 she bought a twin cab ford pickup truck and drove to Marrakech, Morocco with her family, where she set up Mighty Oak Creative, a digital creative agency with a galley space in an old tailor’s workshop. 
Eleanor has worked for the Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology, Liverpool Biennial, Arena Gallery, National Museums Liverpool and Art Space Portsmouth. Now based in a small village in Hampshire, she has exhibited her artwork internationally, has a passion for promoting emerging art practice and continues to drive a ridiculous vehicle. 
Cultural migration and belonging are themes close to her heart, and she is delighted to support Art Reach in the production of this year’s Journeys Festival International in Portsmouth.