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

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

Gary Drostle

Gary Drostle

Art forms: Murals, Mosaics, Mosaic Sculptures

Summary: London based artist specialising in large scale mural and mosaic artworks, including mosaic sculptures.

Locations: Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Essex, UK, USA

Experience: Professional public artist since 1987 Gary has completed many major public commissions across the UK and in the USA. Gary’s works have received many awards including the ‘Best Architectural Mosaic’ award at the 2008 ‘Mosaic Arts

International’ in Miami and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship in 2006. Gary was elected President of the British Association for Modern Mosaic between 2006-2009 and has lectured and written about mosaics in the UK and US.

Projects: Gary has completed many public commissions including works for the following local authorities: Bedford; Newtonards; Anglesey; Fylde; Leicester; Bexley; Dartford; Sutton; Islington; Leeds; North Somerset; Chester & West Cheshire.

Groups worked with: Schools, community groups.

Contact details:

gary@drostle.com

www.drostle.com

0771 952 9520


Bee Willey

Bee Willey

Art forms: Illustrator

Summary: Teaching Illustration at Norwich University of the Arts

Visual artist, engaged in  site specific mixed media creative projects

Creative consultant, working with a team at Finking Cap

Literacy/ narrative and illustration workshops

ECAT and Early years training events at Trinity park

Mural projects in schools around themes such as recycling, healthy eating, ecology (3D  and 2D)

Contact details:

www.lipstickillustration.com/artists

www.beewilley.com/

finkingcap.blogspot.co.uk/

 

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Nicola Marray-Woods

Nicola Marray-Woods

Art forms: Visual Artist

Summary: I specialise in community and school art projects including murals, ceramics, drawing, mixed media, environmental works and school ground design. I work with all ages and levels of experience from nursery, primary and secondary aged children through to family groups and adults of all ages and abilities. I aim to facilitate the work of others so that the process is satisfying and meaningful whilst ensuring that their creativity is retained in the final high quality work. I enjoy the challenge of working with new materials and groups. I also provide training in school ground development through my role as an accredited trainer for the school grounds charity Learning Through Landscapes (LTL).

Locations: Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, South Lincolnshire

Experience: Since 2000 I have been working in the East of England on a wide range of workshops, projects and artist in residence programmes. Clients have included over 40 schools and children’s centres, district and county councils and local and national charities. As an accredited trainer for LTL I have delivered training and facilitation on national school ground development programmes. I have project managed and led a range of large projects including an award winning school garden in King’s Lynn and since 2009 a Heritage Lottery Funded community project for the Woodland Trust.

Qualifications: June 2004 Learning Through Landscapes  Accredited trainer

June 1995 University of Surrey BA (Hons) Art in a Community Context with Educational Studies – First class honours.

Projects:

Woodland Trust (Jan 09 – Dec 2010) Reffley Wood Projects: a Heritage Lottery Funded project running art & maintenance events in Reffley Wood and WREN funded informal play sessions in wood with 5 primary schools

Cambridgeshire Library Service (Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network)(2005 – 2008)  Working with four primary schools, a special school, a youth group and  6 local community groups using local history images to create new art works with children.

Forest Heath District Council (2006) Mural at Brandon Railway Station

Tilbury Power Station (2006). Interpretation board at environmental centre

Howard Junior School, Magical Sensory Garden – Project manager & artist-in-residence (2001-04) Creating multi-sensory quiet & creative award winning garden which features in DfES publication and a 25m mural painting for school playground

Forward & Futures ‘800 years of King’s Lynn’ mural (2004) Research, design & painting a 112m2 mural for a town centre location with a local charity.

Text Collector II –Artist-in Residence – A Year of the Artist, EAB and European funded community arts project (2000) based in Downham Market, Norfolk. Text (poems, stories etc.) were used to inspire art work (collage, painting, film, public art etc) made with and by local people. This culminated in an exhibition.

This is a selection from the last ten years. More examples are available.

Groups with: Children and young people (2 -18), families, adults, people with learning disabilities, older people (including those with dementia), teachers and other professionals.

Contact details:

nicola@nicolamw.co.uk
www.nicolamw.co.uk

0771 256 7479

 

Genista Dunham

Genista Dunham

Art Forms: Visual artist

Summary:
 
I trained at the Slade School of Fine Art. In the latter stage finding a niche making experimental films and animations. I then started working for the artist Tacita Dean assisting in the post-production of her films.  Through that time I volunteered in a homeless shelter, which then led into workshops with young offenders. Repositioning outside London, I returned to Suffolk to rediscover values of authentic localism and community.

I now teach Art & Design in a Suffolk prison. A challenging area. Working with people at risk of marginalisation by society brought about through complex problems and tangled legacies. Complied by the stigma attached to holding a criminal record, is the impact this then brings upon self perception of identity and perception of others. Through my work I witness an emergence in sensitivity, pride and motivation towards change.

We balance the requirements of professional teaching standards delivering National QCF accreditation with the roles of responsibility underlying any security/protection service. I encourage cross-platform multi media approaches, 2d and 3d with learning reference to artists and exploration into their interests. Though I teach graphic design interlacing between the digital mediums and the practical arts. .

Art provides a space for contemplation, reflection, distraction and fresh imagination through which it is possible to transcend the circumstances which have brought about their problems and incrementally bring about small changes to life and wider well-being. I consider myself fortunate in receiving daily reminders through others of the potential for restorative realisation through creative activity.

Locations: Suffolk

Experience: Qualified Teacher

Qualifications: Fine Art Hons Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

Projects: Free-Lance Teaching & Workshops Employment
Herba Illustrations for publication -Cathedral Herb garden. July’09.
Artlink ‘Step-Up’ – Series of Art and Film animation workshops ‘Hotdogz’ in Ipswich with Moderate learning Difficulties & Physical Disabilities. Jan – March ’09.
Art Workshops through Social Services Community Education Drop-In-Centre (New Info Bar) for people with Learning Difficulties, BSE. Jan’06 – present
Supporting Contemporary Adolescence (SCA) – Art design work and digital photography workshops.
Junior Youth Inclusion Project (JYIP) long-term YOS programme based in Stowmarket – Art workshop management and input to project work e.g. anti bullying campaign
Women’s Refuge, BSE– art/craft based workshops.
Bury St.Edmunds Art Gallery – ‘Drawing in Motion’ Oct ’06 & ‘I Can’t Draw’ Feb’07. Using our bodies moving through the light of a projector to create life-scale animated drawings.
Art Link ‘Step-Up’ – Series of Art workshops In Ipswich with Moderate learning Difficulties & Physical Disabilities. June ’07.
Risbygate Arts- Animation workshops ½ term project using digital media software to create simple animations from raw collaged images developed through photo editing. October 06.
New Info Summer Project for young people with learning disabilities through Community Ed, Suffolk- Artistic input to workshop programme. Summer 06 & 07.
Age Concern – Digital image work on using various computer software. July- Nov ’07.
Film Technical Assistant to International artist, Tacita Dean. Since Dec 01- Present P/T. Production and post-production assistant eg. Colour grading, negative analysing, quality checking of the prints, general prepping and exhibition installations
Marian Goodman Gallery, NY- as Tacita’s film advisor to galleries pre-exhibition

Risbygate Arts is a Charity Limited Company – for community arts serving in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding villages. Oct’05 – Feb’08. www.risbygatearts.co.uk
Art & Theatre Workshops for children 6-13, with artist Gilly Seago, Bury St.Edmunds
City & Guilds 7407 Further Education Teacher Training- In progress
Qualified TEFL teacher public speaking and classroom management skills, lesson preparation
British Council. Amman Jordan. Two months summer course teaching English.
Structuring lesson plans, classroom exercises and executing lessons for intermediate and advanced levels. 1997.
Ashwell House School, London N1. Teaching English to European vacation Students. Summer 1998.
St.Matthews Housing – supported accommodation for isolated and vulnerable people, Bury St.Edmunds. I organise a weekly art group for residents from the three Bury houses from. Jan 2005.
St.Martins N The Crypt – Trafalgar Square Connection for the Homeless Art Group. Nov 2003.
Amnesty International – involved with art work for current campaigns, WOMAD festivals, demo days, designs for education art workshops with children for refugee families, Southbank art-making weekend activities.

Groups Worked with: People with Learning Difficulties, People with Physical Disabilities, Women’s Refuge groups, Young people, Children, isolated and vulnerable groups of people

Contact details:

art@genista.co.uk
www.genista.co.uk

Jane Bower

Jane Bower

Art forms: Murals, ceramics, textiles, plays.
Practical primary art: painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles, printing, drama, dance

Summary: Ceramic and mural commissions, chiefly for primary schools. Art/drama/dance/writing, groups/classes. Artist in residence, staff Inset. Highly qualified/experienced primary teacher/advisor.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire

Experience: Primary teacher/Arts advisor/artist in residence with over thirty years’ experience. Arts provision in over 500 schools. I am a member of the actors’ union Equity and act professionally, the
author of several arts-based books for teachers and regular writer for educational magazines.

Qualifications: B.Ed Hons Degree 2/1 Art and Design
Teacher’s Certificate (Art – Distinction)
CSSD Advanced Diploma In Drama in Education (Distinction)
RSA Diploma in Theatre Arts (Distinction)

Projects: Mural and ceramic commission, Elsworth Primary School, Cambs. This was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the school. I worked with every child in the school, discussing design and symbolism and involving each in the making process.
Dance festival, Teversham School, Cambs. This was an annual booking for eleven years. I worked with the whole school for four days, culminating in a performance on a given theme such as famous paintings, countries, colours or famous books for children.
I was commissioned to write ‘Peter Pan in a Day’ by Debden School, Essex. Costumes, scenery, music and choreography were produced in one day with 66 infants and performed to parents. Sutton School, Cambs also invited me to repeat the day with their pupils.

Groups worked with: I have worked periodically with various community groups, but my forte is working with children aged 4-11 and their helpers/teachers.

Contact details:
jane-bower@ntlworld.com
Phone number: 01223 502628
Postal address: 9 Mark’s way, Girton, Cambridge