Sydenham Arts is run by a small but dedicated team, and with the support of our fantastic volunteers who help us to bring you events and activities throughout the year!


Meet the Team

  • Chief Executive/ Artistic Director

    Sheree-Marie Abraham

    Chief Executive/ Artistic Director

    A passionate local girl who grew up and still lives in Sydenham, Sheree became Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Sydenham Arts in October 2023. Sheree has over 20 years of experience in the charitable arts sector. As well as having worked in several large arts organisations such as the Barbican Art Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, The Photographers’ Gallery and Southbank Centre, she also managed NGO music charity Future Talent and most recently worked at local music education hub, Bromley Youth Music Trust, managing the Anerley Saturday music centre. Studying for her MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths University, she is also a trained musician, playing pans in Endurance Steel Orchestra, flute in classical and community groups, such as South East London Folk Orchestra, and has led her local church choir. Sheree brings with her not only charity management, community projects, and art creativity experience but also a love for her South-East London home and community.

  • Finance Manager

    Mike Coates

    Finance Manager

    Mike is a man of few words and a sharp eye who has lived in Sydenham all his life. He is now a semi-retired accountant and has looked after our finances here at Sydenham Arts since 2014.

  • Programme Coordinator

    Martha Scott

    Programme Coordinator

    Martha has a rich history in different arts organisations in South and East London, and brings experience in community and participatory art practices. With a background in fine art, they coordinate our array of programmes at Sydenham Arts and lead on the Street SmArt initiative. As a neurodiversity advocate, Martha is committed to making art accessible to everyone. They believe in the power of art to foster unity, nurture personal development, and ignite change. This fuels their professional goals and their practice as multi-disciplinary artist.