Laura Bridgens - Gallery Assistant

With a BA (Hons) in Design Management from Nottingham Trent University, Laura has a passion for the creative and cultural industries and when she's not at VK, continues within this field as an Interior Advisor.

Various retail and Arts Sector roles, including working within the ACE and ADEC have helped Laura build on her passion for decorative arts and craft and a real desire to promote the value of craftmanship and the handmade.

Victoria K. Mudge is accomplished in contemporary art and launched VK Gallery to showcase some of the best artists working in the UK today. Situated in the charming riverside market town of St Ives, Cambridgeshire, VK Gallery opened in September 2014 and works directly with carefully-selected artists, both discovering new talent and representing established artists.

Victoria has a BA (Hons) in Art History and MA in Arts Management as well as over 15 years experience in the Arts Sector, having previously worked at Smiths Row and Kettles Yard and as Manager at Cambridge Contemporary Art and Crafts. She has also acted as Judge for the Addenbrookes Staff Art Competition in 2013 and on the judging panel of Vivacity's Open Art Exhibition at Peterborough Art Gallery & Museum in 2014.


Jen Hills - Gallery Assistant

Jen studied for a BA (Hons) Textile Degree at Norwich University of the Arts (Norwich School of Art & Design) and has since continued to produce work in various mediums including hand and machine embroidery, printmaking and collage.

Over the past 10 years, Jen has gained retail and administration experience through working at Smiths Row and in other visitor service and administration roles within the Cambridgeshire area.