The Gallery and Nice Things is owned by Suzy Humphries, here with photographer and designer-maker Carlos Dominguez.
Suzy has lived in Ramsgate since 2008, leaving the sights of London for the coast of Thanet. As a producer in theatre and events, coming to Ramsgate opened up new opportunities to explore long-held interests, which is how Nice Things began. She is interested in supporting and developing artists across all disciplines, and has nurtured many people from the early stages of putting work in to the public domain. She also works with highly experienced artists, who maybe need a little less help. Suzy runs the Gallery and shop and works in the space five days a week.
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, designer Ella Wood, seen here with artist Siobhan Doran, works in the shop. She sells her own jewellery and textiles in Nice Things and brings a stylish charm to all she does. We have occasional help from Andrea, Iren and Kate, when Suzy has to be elsewhere.
Suzy co-founded Ramsgate Arts in 2010 and is integral to the producing of the Ramsgate Festival (July each year) and Looping the Loop (April and Oct/Nov each year). Having a gallery is a new project for her and one that is intensively rewarding.
Suzy's past work includes 12 years as the Director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass programme, 8 years as a major event organiser for Barnardo's, 6 years as the Director of Inter-Action's Prof. Dogg's Troupe, teaching astronomy in an inflatable, portable planetarium, and 8 years as co-Director of a touring theatre company Pro Panto Productions and Curtain Up Theatre. She has worked for various organisations as a freelance fundraiser or event producer, in a career centred on art, artists and cultural development.