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: 

[email protected]

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: 

 [email protected]

www.lucyblazhevadance.com

Lucy Blazheva

Lucy Blazheva

 

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: 

Michelle Ranson

Michelle Ranson

Art forms:  Fine Art, Painting.

Summary: Qualified Art Teacher 11-19, also qualified to work with SEN & students with learning difficulties. Would like to offer art workshops to all. Can be flexible with content. Specialise in Abstract Art, but can provide other disciplines on request.

Locations: Suffolk & North Essex

Experience:  Exhibiting Artist since 1996, Qualified Teacher since 2006, Work Part Time teaching Art (therapy) and KS3 & 4 to students with Complex needs and behavioural issues in EOTAS.

Qualifications: 

Postgraduate Diploma in Education; Merit (MA without dissertation)

PGCE Secondary in Art and Design

BA HONS Art and Design, specialising in Fine Art

NVQ LEVEL 3 Retail Management

NVQ LEVEL 2 Modern Apprenticeship in Retail

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA Foundation Studies in Art and Design

A LEVEL Art and Design

A LEVEL RE

A LEVEL English Literature

GCSE’s 9 A*-C’s including Mathematics, Science and English

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE Information Technology

Projects:

June 2012: Suffolk Open Studios

Jan 2005: Suffolk Age Concern; Mural of spring scene and Spring Craft Workshop.

Dec 2004: Sixth Form Winter Wonderland Workshop, St Peters Church Community Project.

Groups worked with: 11-19 year olds, OAP, SEN, Learning difficulties, College Students.

Contact details: 

07812068489

01787 379442

[email protected]

www.michelleranson.co.uk

14 Springfield Road

Sudbury

Suffolk

CO10 1PH

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: 

[email protected]

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:

[email protected]

www.andaction.co.uk

www.ukharpists.com

07866568872

Xenia Horne

Xenia Horne

Xenia Horne

 

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:

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

www.flickr.com/photos/deepgreenart/collections/

 

 

David Jay

David Jay

Art forms: Video and animation workshops. Video Programmes can also be made working in conjunction with groups. The workshops include the use of all recording equipment e.g. camcorders, tripods, microphones, lights, laptops.

Summary: The workshops – single or as a series – are developed in conjunction with client groups and can provide a range of expertise and learning outcomes dependent on the client requirements.

Locations: Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk

Experience: A professional filmmaker for over 25 years creating a range of programmes that primarily tackle social and community issues. Video Course Director for several years at West Suffolk College. Has run workshops for over 7 years and also movie making residential breaks.

Qualifications: Bronze and Silver Arts Awards Advisor/Trainer. Stage One Moderation – Certificate in FE Teaching (Level 4). Completed SAFE Child Protection Training. CRB checked.

Projects: Examples of films made at some of the workshops can be found on www.ko-an.org.

ICE Project – Heritage Lottery – 29 interview programmes with people from the West Indies.

Lap of Honour – Heritage – 17 interview programmes with past and future Olympians.

Life Stories  – Suffolk Mental Health – 9 programmes, people’s stories.

Just Listen – Learning Skills Council – 11 programmes looking at Equality & Diversity issues.

Creative Partnerships – series of contracts working in Primary Schools linking workshops with the curriculum.

Inside Out – workshops developing films about the activities and interests of the group.

Olympic Values – Lottery – workshops with schools, colleges and community groups looking at the 7 values and what they mean to them.

Movie Camp – Activities for All – an annual residential break for young people with disabilities where they create their own films.

Groups worked with: Workshops for Special Education schools and colleges primarily in Suffolk, Primary Schools, youth organisations, community groups. Oral history projects with senior citizens.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.ko-an.org

Clare Birks

Clare Birks

Art Forms: Stage Designer/Artist

Summary: My work is a balancing act between art and industry. It’s part solitary but mostly collaborative, binding together and presenting other disciplines in performance. It’s about capturing and creating atmosphere for a production, creating an environment, addressing all the senses but predominately visual. Sometimes using traditional stage design materials and on other occasions new more innovative technology. The work is usually part of a live performance. It’s ephemeral nature adding to its many special qualities. Each performance is unique.

Locations: Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire

Experience: After graduating I joined the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester as a scenic artist, props maker and designer. Since then I have worked as a designer in numerous theatres all over the country and as Head of Design at the Redgrave Theatre Farnham and the Mercury Theatre Colchester. In 1999, spurred on by my increasing personal and professional interest in education I won a place on an “Artist in Education” course run by Essex County Council. Since then as part of my design practice I have devised and run projects in Theatres, Schools, Colleges, Essex University and latterly for Creative Partnerships.

Qualifications:
1970-1972 Harlow Technical Collage Foundation Art Course
1972-1975 Trent Polytechnic Theatre Design Diploma 2:1 (second class, first division)
1999 Essex County Council Cultural Services. Artist in Education Course
2008 EXCITE! train-the trainer course. Training for Creativity in Education.

Projects: (a selection)

Arts Reverie, Ahmedabad India – Exhibition ‘Design for Living’, Create an installation and curate an exhibition of work created by young people from Ahmedabad and Oldham.

Colchester Museum Service – Artist on project to celebrate the centenary of the Colchester Pageant of 1909. Create installation for exhibition in the Holly Trees Museum and devise and run series of workshops for youth groups.

Firstsite, Colchester – Artist on community project Art Stop: Bus Stop. To devise and run art sessions for children and parents/carers on the firstsite bus at locations around the region.

Pits Wood, Copford, Essex – Artists in the Woods. Lead artist on project to celebrate 25th anniversary of woods being managed by the Pits Wood Trust. Create installations in the wood. Devise and run workshops for school and local groups.

Essex County Council. ‘Essex Eye’ Installation, County Hall, Chelmsford – ‘A grove of magical trees suspended with hundreds of images of eyes painted on postcards by Essex school pupils and members of the public.

‘Biddenham International School & Specialist Sports College, Bedford‘What is the best environment for learning project?’ Experiments in learning spaces, including changing spaces & changing location to help determine the best environment for learning.

John Bunyan Primary School & Infants, Braintree – ‘Beat Box Sound Cube’. Musical installation designed in conjunction with Year 2.

Folkworks,The Sage, Newcastle – Wassail National Tour. Design Set & Costume.

Creative Partnerships Haven Gateway – Creative Practitioner, (from 2006).


Groups Worked with: Primary and Secondary Schools, Community groups, including children, young people, the elderly and disabled participants.

Contact details: