Rosemary MacLennan is the Saturday Art Club Leader in the College of Art Architecture Design and Humanities. The Saturday Art Club is part of a national partnership with the Saturday Club Trust. Through Nottingham Trent University 13-16 year olds are able to access arts activities and facilities throughout the academic year.
Rosemary completed a Masters in Creative at Nottingham Trent University in 2013. Prior to this she qualified as a further education lecturer and gained a BA Hons in Art History and Fine Art.
She worked as Participation and Learning Manager at Backlit Gallery and Studio’s between 2014 and 2017, during this time she was involved in lots of successful projects working with the local community and artists including Gillian Wearing and Simon Starling.
Rosemary has been working on education programmes through Derbyshire County Council since 2011, collaborating on externally funded partnership projects with organisations such as Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, University of Derby, National Trust and community arts organisations. Rosemary oversees the arts and outdoor education programme across South Derbyshire. She has managed multiple projects funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council, particularly those that are place based and seek to engage communities in local landscapes through arts and heritage skills.
Rosemary took over as the coordinator and tutor of Saturday Art Club in 2015. During this time, she has worked with Arts Council Collection, Yorkshire Sculpture International and a network of over fifty universities and arts organisations. In September 2019, Rosemary delivered a talk at the V&A to the Saturday Club tutor network on Engaging young people. Each year the NTU Saturday Art Club exhibit there work at Somerset House, London and in the Bonington Building at Nottingham Trent University.
Through her work as a freelance artist, she has delivered participatory projects including the Bulwell Tourist Association, 52 artists 4 Bulwell and worked with organisations such as Sustrans, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham Libraries.
Rosemary is part of the Derwent Valley Mills Learning and Research panel.