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.
Cuckoo Farm Studios,
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.
Phone number: 01223 502628
Postal address: 9 Mark’s way, Girton, Cambridge