The Square Edge team manage and support all operational activities within and extending out from the Square Edge Arts Centre. This includes our yearly exhibition schedule, ongoing and special events (including the Art Trail Manawatū) , the day to day running of the building and liaison with those who work within it. Our friendly, approachable team are located in the Square Edge Community Arts office – on the left just inside the main front doors and within our new Square Shop premises. Please come in and see us!

Jane has worked for over 25 years in community, tourism, and events administration. She is an experienced financial and business manager.

Charlotte has a background in admin and marketing. She has a Diploma Of Interior Design and loves to express her creativity through handmade pieces that can be displayed in her home.

Facilities Attendant

Gallery Technician

Acting Chairperson

Karen holds a BA (Hons) from Otago University and a MTchLn from Canterbury University, as well as teaching and educational management qualifications.  She has extensive experience as a professional development facilitator, conference presenter, music tour manager and as a writer, resource developer and assessment specialist for music in the NZ Arts curriculum.

Kaydee is an analyst, historian and Palmerston North City Councillor whose involvement with the arts spans many years and disciplines. Hailing from a creative family, Kaydee spent her childhood in creative spaces waiting for her parents to finish work, and consequently developed passions for art, music, theatre and the written word. While studying Maori and history at Victoria University, Kaydee worked at Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand, immersed among some of our nation’s greatest taonga toi. As an adult Kaydee still practices multiple instruments, writes for the Manawatu Standard ‘Back Issues’ series, and is actively involved with Act Three Productions’ musical theatre offerings. She is particularly enjoying nurturing the artistic talents of her children, and being able to support local artists in their work though her role as a Board Member of Square Edge, and as a City Councillor.

Pari is year 12 student at Palmerston North Girls High School and the owner of Olive Books, based on the ground floor at Square Edge.

Vasudha is a tertiary educator, currently working at Massey University, Palmerston North. In the past, she has worked in a variety of roles in business consulting, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and publishing.Her daughter, Pari, owns the bookstore, Olive Books, on the Ground Floor of Square Edge.