Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson

Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson

Art forms: Artist, Murals, Illustration, Drawn Together Art Workshops, Small business team building, corporate functions.

Summary: Drawn Together Art Services. Professional artist offering Art workshops and tuition for all ages and abilities, including corporate functions and creative team-building for small companies.

Illustration, murals and large scale artworks, portraits and Fine Art

Locations: Norfolk

Experience: Over 20 years as a professional artist. I have taught adults and students at all key stages.

Qualifications: 1st class Degree in Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts

Groups worked with: Schools, Youth Groups, Individuals, Persons with special needs, Businesses, Clubs, Care homes.

Contact details: 

kolearyleeson@btinternet.com

www.kirstyoleary.com    

www.drawn-together.uk

Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson

Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson

Lucy Blazheva

Lucy Blazheva

Art forms: Contemporary and Creative Dance. Improvisation and Choreography with cross arts, media and literacy.

Summary: My arts practice celebrates individuality, expressivity and being in the moment. I ensure that all projects support artistic, social, health and well being needs of the people with whom I work. Therefore, I work collaboratively, reflecting and evaluating practice and engagement. Individual progression and learning are at the fore of my practice, with artistic process and aesthetic outcomes nurtured, sustaining high quality community arts engagement.

I can deliver one off workshops in schools, supporting cross arts and cross-curricular learning. Engage youths who are unsure of their placement in their immediate community and wider society. Nurture and inspire youth dance and performance company groups. Tailor projects for people with mental health illness. Along with a vast dedication to the relevance and quality of the arts in the health and well being sector. Particularly for children with life limiting illness, adults with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

For me, dance is a form of expression and communication. It is a powerful and liberating tool, which can bring people and communities together. With this belief, dance is used to enrich artistic engagement with all people, from all community groups, abilities and health care needs. Everybody is able to express and feel, and my enjoyment is to facilitate this movement journey. Be it as choreographer, director, mentor, tutor and dancer.

Locations: Essex, Suffolk, London

Experience: I have worked as a community dance artist for 10 years, with university lecturing interspersed throughout the years. Lecturing at E15 Acting School, Loughton, teaching Choreological Studies and introductory movement. Lecturer in Community Dance Practice and Contemporary Release Technique at UCS. Adult Contemporary Technique tutor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance. Community Dance Artist at DanceEast and Technique Tutor for the DanceEast’s Centre for Advanced Training.

Independent project writer and movement facilitator for Open Arts Mental Health Charity (SEPT) and Lead Artist for Dance Digital Future Network programme and health and well being schools programme.

Educator for CPD events in cross-curricular learning in Primary education. Along with professional ways in to dance (for professionals) entering into the health and well being sector, focusing on child oncology.

I worked as key dance facilitator at Colchester Hospital and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.

Mentor for choreographic projects and installations for local artists and project writer for independent arts collaborations.

I work as lead artist for The Dance Network Association and Active Essex programme, working on mass-choreography projects.

Finally, I am an inaugural member of The Knowing Body Network, driving research and development within the health and well being sector, supporting practice and educational excellence. 

Qualifications: BA (HONS) Dance Theatre and Post Graduate in Community Dance, Obtained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Projects: 

Suffolk Artlinks: Been there, Done that, Still Moving

DanceEast’s: Big Dance, U.Dance 2010-2014.

Bury’s Got Rhythm Community: Intergenerational Performance event at The Apex and Jerwood DanceHouse

Finding Home, Intergeneration Performance event at The Apex and Jerwood DanceHouse

Dance and Photography project for Open Arts Mental Health Charity.

Dance in Colchester Hospital

Dance Facilitator and mentor to schools, identified through Suffolk County Council. Accelerating literacy through dance.

Dance In Residential Care Homes (throughout Suffolk and to peoples with varying stages of dementia), funded by Suffolk Council

Princes Trust Foundation: Pilot Dance Project in Hospices.

Princes Trust Foundation: Cultural engagement with schools situated in wards of deprivation.

ACE Library Projects, intergenerational dance projects and youth company programs.

Groups worked with: Parent and Toddlers. Primary through to Higher Education in mainstream, SEN and PRU. People with learning disabilities, older people in community settings and residential care home (with varying stages of dementia). People with mental health issues. Children’s hospital wards and hospices. Student dancers on CAT programmes, FE and HE. Intergenerational classes. Rehabilitation in clinical settings.

Contact details: 

 lucyblazheva@hotmail.com

www.lucyblazhevadance.com

Lucy Blazheva

Lucy Blazheva

 

Anne Schwegmann-Fielding

Anne Schwegmann-Fielding

Art forms: Mosaic, Mosaic Sculpture, Public Arts, 3d work, Murals

Summary: Anne creates mosaic panels, sculptures and installations for public and private commissions, using predominantly recycled materials including crockery, shattered glass, mirror, coins and buttons. 

Locations: Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, London, Cambridge, UK, USA. Will travel anywhere!

Experience: Anne has been creating artworks for public spaces and private homes since the early 1990’s. She has won several awards and appeared on numerous television programmes. She is a professional member of BAMM (British association for Modern Mosaic).

Qualifications: 

Foundation Diploma, Art & Design

BA (Hons) Fine Art

PG dip Artist in Schools (Distinction)

Projects: Commissions/residencies and clients include:

Kirstie’s Homemade Home, Kent History & Library centre, Colchester Zoo, Gardens of Easton Lodge, Barratt Homes, Google, Broomfield Hospital, Colchester General Hospital, Essex County Hospital, Writtle College, European Commission, Crittall Windows, Symington Building, Market Harborough, Farleigh Hospice, BBC2 Fantasy Rooms, Arts Reverie, India, Vorsicht Kunst, Meiningen, Germany, White Box, New York, Kunstsymposium, Germany,

Groups worked with: 

All ages, Adults, Children, Schools, Community Groups, Older people. Happy to work with and have experience of working with most groups.

Contact details: 

anne@anneschwegmann-fielding.com

www.anneschwegmann-fielding.com

Anne Schwegmann-Fielding

Anne Schwegmann-Fielding

John Harris

John Harris

Art forms: Storyteller/Children’s author

Summary: “A Tour de Force” – Michael Morpurgo “Absolutely Brilliant!” BBC6 Music “Relaxed, conversational style” – Essex Life

Locations: Tells stories in 100 or so schools each year all over UK and Ireland – will visit anywhere that pays him (almost!)

Experience: John has been a full time professional storyteller for almost 20 years and has been paid to tell stories in one form or another for 40 years

Qualifications: Graduate of the teaching course of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Projects: John has already published four books and more are on the way – watch this space!

Groups worked with: Works exclusively with children and young people from Reception class age through to sixth form

Contact details: 

Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell

Art forms:  Visual artist, community artist, public artist, designer, illustration

Summary: About Emily Campbell’s practice:

Through the use of photography my practice seeks to create a world that on the one hand is real and on the other – imaginary.  Using digital imaging, I effectively ‘paint with photographs’.  Each image is made up of many smaller photographs enabling me to create surreal and magical scenarios.

The work I create for Public Commissions seeks to create an uplifting yet calming environment.  Often working with a creative writer in the community, I visualise the poetic texts created about the local area.  Large surreal vistas are installed as light boxes or printed onto Perspex, allowing the visitor views of their locality possibly only before seen in their dreams.

Locations: National

Experience:  I have many years experience working in the Public Realm. All my work starts with workshops in the community, which inspire the final artworks. Recent projects include, a series of light boxes for Fulbourn Hospital, Wolverhampton Kings High School and Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital. Please email me for a full CV.

Qualifications:

1991 – 1992     MA Alternative Media – Chelsea School of Art, London.

1988 – 1991     B.A Hons (1st Class), Fine Art – Camberwell School of Art, London.

1987 – 1988     Art Foundation – Norwich School of Art.

Projects: Some Recent Public Art Commissions

2012

  • Cambridge and Peterborough Mental Health NHS – Created a series of Light boxes for refurbished Dementia Ward.
  • Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital – Working with staff and patients to created 2 large light boxes for the entrance to the Hospital

2011

  • University of North Staffordshire Lead artist for new build Children’s Ward’s.
  • BSF project Dandelion Public Art Commission for Kings School Wolverhampton.
  • Blackburn New NHS Build – Major glazing commission for front of new Health Centre.

Groups worked with: Older People, People with Mental Health Issues, Children, Young adults, Teenagers, Probation, Learning difficulties

Contact details: 

info@emilycampbell.co.uk

www.emilycampbell.co.uk

07783796416

Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell

Xenia Horne

Xenia Horne

Art forms: Music (including singing, harp), Drama and Performing Arts.

Summary: Highly experienced freelance practitioner and Musicleader, offering cross art form and art form specific workshops, performances and events. Founder of AndAction Projects working with other artists to provide a range of activities for all ages and settings. including vulnerable children and adults, older people, as well as working with primary and secondary schools.

Locations: Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk, Cambs, Lincs.

Experience:  Thirty years experience working as a performer in professional theatre and musician, workshop leader, project delivery and facilitation, writer and director, Artsmark and Arts Award work.

Qualifications: Grade 8 Harp, Voice, Piano, Theatre BA (hons)

Projects: Creative Change, Creative Partnerships, Vital Communities, Newmarket can Sing, MORAG, The Bigger Adventure, productions of original musical shows for children, Heritage Lottery funded Young Roots Projects at Gressenhall and Bridewell Museums, projects for Newmarket and Mildenhall Community Resource Units for Forest Heath District Council.

Groups worked with: All ages and abilities in all settings including vulnerable children and adults, children with learning disabilities, older people, as well as working with primary and secondary schools.

Contact details:

projects@andaction.co.uk

www.andaction.co.uk

www.ukharpists.com

07866568872

Xenia Horne

Xenia Horne

Xenia Horne

 

Monika Cilmi

Monika Cilmi

Art forms: Fine art and design

Summary: I am specialised in Japanese art and craft and I work on commission to create gifts such as boxes, decorations and paper jewellery. I also work and do research on drawing and painting with a specific interest in Zen brushwork and works on paper. I can teach privately in my studio or give workshops anywhere else at all levels. I can teach general art, basic drawing, pastels, ink, acrylic, gouache painting and origami craft (animals, flowers, boxes, dolls, jewellery).

Locations:  East Anglia (preferably Suffolk).

Experience:  I have been working as a professional artist and tutor for about 15 years.

Qualifications:  BA (visual arts), PG (Asian art), MA by research (fine arts).

Projects:  Art projects and workshops in schools, universities, events (drawing, Japanese brushwork and paper crafts such as origami).

Groups worked with: People with learning disabilities, older people, adults, young people and children.

Contact details:

chiisaihosi@aol.com

http://www.monikacilmi.com

07882623533

01473226262

2 Cottage Place,

Gymnasium street,

Ipswich,

IP1 3NX

Monika Cilmi

Monika Cilmi

Monika Cilmi

 

June Croll

June Croll

Art forms: Textiles, Craft

Summary: I am a weaver/textile artist. My studio practice is combined with teaching. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, my work ranges from fine silk scarves to 3D woven art. Materials used are mainly natural fibres, especially silk; yarns are coloured and painted making each item unique. I also enjoy experimenting with more unusual materials such as copper wire and ‘found materials’.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex

Experience: I have had a varied teaching career, and am an experienced weaver.

As Artist Educator for the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts I design and facilitate workshops for schools, families and outreach groups.

I have led workshops for the Salthouse/Cley Contemporary Art Project since 2008 running sessions for schools, families, carers and clients and special needs groups.

At Dragon Hall in Norwich I run the weaving Summer Schools and teach textile courses.

I provide talks and demonstrations for guilds and groups.

At the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind I work as a volunteer running The Living Art Group for older people. I have many years experience working with children and young people with visual impairment.

My teaching career encompasses early years to further education.

Qualifications: Qualified teacher. BA Lit, PGCE, RSA Cert TEFL, B,phil (Special Education visual impairment), Creative Textiles level 3, distinction in Access in Art and Design.

Committee member Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society.  

Projects: Projects can be from one hour tasters to full courses. Examples of topics include simple weaving with the emphasis on creativity and exploration using found natural and recycled materials.

Community tapestries are a more sustained project with themes relevant to a given group.

Dyeing sessions explore the use of colour.

Feltmaking workshops can result in individual designs to take home at the end of the session, or in communal panels for display.

Some examples of previous projects include workshop leader for community basketry project with NNAB/Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts; a series of curriculum related feltmaking days for Northgate High School; and recently ‘Birds and Other Creatures’ family day for Cley 12 Art Festival weaving into willow shapes with a range of exciting and colourful materials.

Groups worked with: Sessions can be adapted for all ages and abilities.

Contact details:

junecrolltextiles@hotmail.com

www.muspoleworkshops.co.uk

www.norfolkcraft.co.uk

07855145690

Studio 6 Muspole Workshops,

25-27 Muspole St,

Norwich

NR3 1DJ

 

Mike Rowland Jana Rowland – Ambient Classical Music

Mike Rowland Jana Rowland

Ambient Classical Music

Art forms: Composer & Music Practitioner, Soundbeam & Music Sessions for SEN of all ages.

Summary: Bespoke music services to schools, hospice, arts centres. We have a sensory recording studio for SEN. The One Feather Project encourages musicianship, making music for the mainstream market and music through diversity.Encourages employability.

We attach musical activity to support OT,SALTS, and behavioural or diagnostic needs.

Locations: Eastern Counties. Can Travel!

Experience: Mike Rowland is a spiritual composer with numerous healing albums: “The Fairy Ring”, Arc en Ciel, Silver Wings, My Elfin Friends, The Reiki Effect Jana Rowland is a classical choral composer, works include The Dream of Sarkis for String Quartet and Choirs, Dialogue with the Sea (SingOut2010) Childrens songs.

Qualifications: Mike Rowland, M.Mus. Interfaith Minister. Jana Rowland M.Mus, M.A.Ed.(Dist)B.A.(Hons) DipIfC,C.P.D.Ed. Full Driving Licence CRB Enhanced.

Projects: Beaming, The BIg Adventure,Soundbeam Trainers – Artlink, Re Cycling Songs – Funded by Britten Pears Foundation, Sing Out 2010 funded by PRS, Saxmundham Rotary, Music sessions for all with Activities Unlimited, Creative Partnerships, Eastfeast, Sing Out 2010 Projects supported by Adnams Foundation,Jesse’s Fund, Suffolk County Council. Provider to schools in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.Choral Advisor & Adjudicator Suffolk Festivals.

Groups worked with: People with SEN, and complex needs. Individuals and groups. Alzheimer patients and the elderly in care homes Bramfield Community Choir and schools choirs. Warren School Lowestoft and HIllside School Sudbury.

Contact details:

janamusic@btinternet.com

www.ambientclassical.com

01502 478446 (Studio answer phone)

07970 242397

The Old Forge Studio

Back Road

Wenhaston

Suffolk

IP19 9DZ

Ocean of Song – Singing together to raise funds and awareness for WaterAid – March 23rd 2012


Lisa Temple-Cox

Lisa Temple-Cox

Art forms: Visual artist, community engagement and public arts

Summary: Public and community engagement forms a large part of my practice, and I enable a range of art activities that includes painting (from individual work to large scale murals), assemblage using found objects, collage, and photo-transfer. My public arts commissions are usually informed by a community engagement process, and as well as public and private commissions, I undertake school residencies tailored to meet the needs of the curriculum and/or project theme in hand. I have worked with children and adults of all ages and abilities, and in institutions as diverse as schools, colleges, residential homes, museums and prisons. Projects range from one day drop-in workshops at fetes and fairs, Creative Partnerships school projects, artist residencies, and major public arts commissions. I have a clean driving licence, enhanced disclosure CRB, and public liability cover.

Locations: Will travel anywhere

Experience: Self-employed in the field of public and community arts since 1990

Qualifications: MA (distinction) Arts in a Social Context / Certificate in Education: Lifelong Learning Sector

Projects: Creative Conveniences,Colchester: Healthcare Histories, Peterborough City Hospital: Rowhedge Heritage mural: Monkwick Bunker project, Colchester: Journey to the Podium, Essex county Council 2010: Wickford Library Timeline: Farleigh Hospice Project, Chelmsford and Maldon: Riverside Living project, Halstead.

Groups worked with:  Children of all ages, adults, people with learning and/or physical disabilities, older people, primary school from reception upwards, secondary school, higher education, museum visitors.

Contact details:

Studio 9,

Cuckoo Farm Studios,

Boxted Road,

Colchester,

CO4 5HH

07980 357418

lisatemplecox@gmail.com

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