Liam Carroll

Liam Carroll

Art forms:  Storytelling and performance

Summary:  I tell folk stories, fairy tales, myths, and legends for all age groups

Locations available to work in:  Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

Experience:  Very experienced at telling in schools, museums, libraries, art centres, storytelling clubs and festivals.

Qualifications: I spent 7 years travelling in the rural backwaters of Europe travelling with horses and collecting stories.

Projects:  Just finished the Our Story Project with Vivacity in schools in Peterborough and just before that I spent two years helping to devise and deliver the Stories from the Sea project with the Norfolk Museum Service.

Groups of people worked with: I’ve done a lot of work for children with learning disabilities delivering multi-sensory stories. I’ve visited several nursing homes for the elderly to tell tales.

Contact details:

Email address:  [email protected]

Web site address:  www.fairyfolkandfable.co.uk

Phone number:  Tel:  07960696625

Postal address:  94 Vincent Road, Norwich, NR1 4HH

Liam Carroll

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

 

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: 

[email protected]

www.anneschwegmann-fielding.com

Anne Schwegmann-Fielding

Anne Schwegmann-Fielding

Giovanna Maria Casetta

Giovanna Maria Casetta

Art forms: Performance, Film and Photography

Summary: Artist and Educator, working in performance, film and photography. I have recently been awarded an Arts Council Grant, for Research and Professional Development, to explore strategies for sustaining a successful art practice. This is an exciting project and a fantastic opportunity to have Robert Pacitti as my mentor. I am passionate about art being accessible to all and learning taking place within a creative environment. I am available to facilitate and run projects, workshops and deliver the Arts Awards in both traditional and non traditional educational settings.

Locations: Suffolk, Essex and London

Experience: I have twenty years experience as a practicing artist,making, producing and exhibiting work nationally and internationally. In my capacity as an educator, I have over 15 years of teaching/lecturing experience and delivering creative projects. Recently having worked with juvenile offenders, delivering media studies, digital imaging, film production, photography and the Arts Award.

Qualifications:

BA First Class Honours in Fine Art

PGCE – Graphics, Textiles & Media Studies

Arts Award Advisor

Projects:

Artist In Search Of New Strategies 2014-2015

Arts Scene Investigators 2012 – Ongoing

A Descent into Glamour- 2014/2016

Koestler Awards for Young Offenders 2008 – 2013

Access All Areas 2013

Aldeburgh Music – Young Offenders Project

Howard League – You are the BossYoung Offenders Project

1 Minute Film Challenge – Workshops for ages 6 to 80 Ongoing

Groups worked with: Young Offenders, Young people with behavioural issues and learning disabilities

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.artsi.co.uk

01473 711107

07980069898

Giovanna Maria Casetta

“A descent into Glamour”  credit – Kerry Brown

Giovanna Maria Casetta

  “Art Scene Investigators” Colchester Arts Centre – Credit – Sue Milnthorpe

Suffolk PAD (paint & draw)

Suffolk PAD (paint & draw)

Art forms: Artist, Art Tutor & Art Lecturer

Summary: Suffolk PAD (paint & draw) Opening Sept 1st 2013.

Is a completely new concept in Art Groups – offering the benefits of an Art School with the convenience and price structure of an Art Group.

Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

Members will be able to attend as often as they wish and stay all day if they want to. Tuition will be on hand, exercises and projects can be set for you or you can simply ‘do your own thing’.

Suitable for beginners and more experienced painters, the grounds here will be available for subject matter and resources will be ‘in house’. Members will also have opportunities to practice techniques, study and learn theory.

Annual membership fees will be £50 pp with attendance fee of £20 for each day you attend, we will hold membership only exhibitions with a web page dedicated to showing members work. Artists materials and a picture framing service are also available at discount prices for members.

Non members are welcome to attend at a cost of £30 per day.

Locations: J Parker Studios, Kersey Mill, Kersey, Suffolk, IP7 6DP

Experience: John Parker is a professional Artist, Fine Art Lecturer and Tutor with over 30 years experience.

Qualifications: BA(Hons) in Fine Art

DTLLS

Projects: John has been instrumental in setting up Art for Hire at NUA.

Exhibited extensively n the UK and abroad.

Groups worked with: John lectures frequently with WEA

Gives demonstrations and talks for Art Groups.

Has worked with young offenders and prison inmates.

Worked with groups with learning difficulties.

Contact details: 

Tel: 07442491734

www.jparkerstudios.co.uk

[email protected]

Wenham Road,

Gt. Wenham,

Suffolk, CO7 6PS

Opening times have been revised – open 10 – 4 Tue – Fri

Booking advised 07442 491734

Suffolk PAD

Suffolk PAD

 

 

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

 

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:

[email protected]

http://www.monikacilmi.com

07882623533

01473226262

2 Cottage Place,

Gymnasium street,

Ipswich,

IP1 3NX

Monika Cilmi

Monika Cilmi

Monika Cilmi