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:

[email protected]
www.genista.co.uk

Charlie Hull

Charlie Hull

Art Forms: Visual artist

Summary: Painting and drawing, clay work, collage, papier mache, 3D work, silk and fabric painting, general craft work.

Individual and group projects which are designed to accommodate individual needs and abilities: participants are supported and guided through the process enabling them to explore their own creativity, find expression through various artistic activities and communicate feelings and engage with each other in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.

Locations: Bury St. Edmund’s area/ West Suffolk

Experience: 

Qualified tutor: University of East Anglia 2007

Family Support worker

2 yr. Foundation course in Art & Design

Groups Worked with:

Work in health sector, rehabilitation settings and care homes with stroke patients and people with life threatening illness and progressive degenerative disease: people may have visual, hearing and speech difficulties, mobility problems, cognitive impairment and social and emotional issues

Adults and young people in the community and respite care who have physical and mental health issues, learning disabilities and vulnerable people who may be isolated and marginalised from society

After school art clubs for primary age children with learning difficulties and behavioral issues who are sometimes hard to engage

Contact details:
[email protected]
Tel: 07745 790836

 

Maryjane Edgar

Maryjane Edgar

Art Forms: Visual Arts, Site Specific Dance, Movement & Physical Theatre, Sound /Sound-scape, Digital Photography, Drama, Puppet making, Mask making, Storytelling with Multicultural Instruments

Summary:
Specialise in workshops for Schools, Communities, Festivals and Parties.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Kent

Experience: Very Experienced

Qualifications:
M.A. Degree in Digital Practices.
Digital sound recording, and Sound-scape over last 10 years
Diploma in Swedish massage Therapy
Diploma in Aromatherapy massage Therapy
Multi-disciplinary Art practising for 20 years

Projects: A few examples : Environmental/ Recycling/Performance

The ‘Green Man’ Tour… 6 performances in Norfolk, using research, drama, engineered sound, singing bowls, flute, drums and African harp. The performance was given using masks made from Silver Birch, Oak, Hawthorn, Ivy, Willow and Rowan. Digital Sound-scape and recordings of ‘The Ancient Ones’ were created for atmosphere.

‘Slim Your Bin’, a project to promote recycling in South Norfolk, encouraging hoteliers to re-use… After playing the didjeridoo in a wheelie bin, and covered from head to toe in recyclable objects, such as plastic spoons, wrappers, packaging, film cases etc, I then jumped out reciting a ‘recycling’ poem and then gave a demonstration/ workshop of how it is possible to create a work of Art re-using broken plates to make mosaics.

A world conservation project, ‘Hotstuff’ was developed, to make children aware about sustainable energy and recycling. The amount of energy we use in this country was measured in footprints, which each child at Bowthorpe school in Norwich decorated with objects they might have otherwise thrown away. They also made an object out of clay and had to place it into a giant ball ‘world’ so they saw their piece being ‘recycled’. Music, story, movement and songs, were performed about the elements to finish.

Forest Stories at Poringland – Dressed up as the green woman, made a bender house from willow and bamboo, and told ‘green’ stories to young children.

Whitlingham Nature Reserve – Storytelling workshop for all volunteers, encouraging adults of all ages to go out of their comfort zone, using the voice, drama and physical technique.

Drama Collaboration with “Open Doors Company,” where the clues were acted out to complete a cross word drama puzzle.

Groups Worked with: With children of all key stages and people of all ages, in Schools, libraries, community centers, festivals and private homes etc.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.theartofmaryjane.co.uk



Kate Ackerley

Kate Ackerley

Art forms: Visual Arts, Creative Writing

Summary: I am a creative and integrative artist and therapist, working primarily in oils and pastels, and words. I am a leader and facilitator of workshops and courses which I have created and delivered, entitled The Creative and Silent Self series, which is designed to give expression and voice to the creativity which is inherent in everyone. I use creative exercises, including drawing, pastels, paint, claywork, collage etc, creative writing of poetry and prose, journaling, visualisation and meditation to strengthen the inner self and create a safe space in which people can explore themselves and their potential. I believe in the redemptive power of art and its ability to grant new perspectives to those engaged in the creative process. Art can be a way to shape difficult experiences and transcend them.

Locations: Suffolk, (Cambridgeshire), (Norfolk)

Experience: I am an experienced and qualified teacher of children in schools, having worked with a range of ages and abilities, with over ten years experience.
For adults, my Creative Self workshops (5 day residential/ 3 day weekend) have been running since 2009 in Suffolk and Sussex and the next one is in May, a resid
ential 3 day weekend course. I have also been involved with running a creative writing workshop in Leiston, leading meditation groups in Woodbridge, delivering therapists’ training and healing workshops in Suffolk.

Qualifications: BA (Joint Hons) Drama and French (Bristol and Sorbonne); PGCE with specialism in arts and creative language (Cambridge), CPE (Law); MNFSH (healer training and qualification) member of the Friends’ Fellowship of Healing.

Projects: Creative writing with adult group at Leiston (some mental health issues, isolation) My own Creative Self workshops for adults (see also my website)
Therapeutic touch/reminiscence workshops to deliver massage to group and train support workers to continue the work, Woodbridge (following voluntary work in the same vein at St Elizabeth Hospice Ipswich).
Future projects at Landguard Fort, Artist in Residence 2011, and plans for series of workshops for older people to develop their creativity and release memories.


Groups worked with: Children, Adults.

Contact details:
[email protected]
www.kateackerley.com

Leigh Driver

Leigh Driver

Art forms: Visual Arts, Film / Video / Photography, New Technology, Web Design, Crafts, Literature, Heritage Interpretation

Summary: At the West Suffolk Arts Centre we provide engaging and accessible opportunities to work in a wide variety of media through workshops,courses and personal tuition suitable for all ages and abilities. We also act as Arts Award Advisers for the Trinity Guildhall Arts Award Scheme and offer GCSE and A-Level support.

Locations: Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire

Experience: Very experienced arts and museums educator.

Qualifications: I trained as an artist at the Hertfordshire College of Art and Design in the early ’80s. Since then I have run numerous Arts-based events and workshops for all ages and abilities in a wide variety of media. I am an accredited Arts Award Adviser for The Trinity Guildhall/Arts Council England Arts Award Scheme and I am currently working with groups of young people from the Education Otherwise organization teaching Visual Literacy and Contemporary Arts Practice. I am also a successful web designer and published author (most notably ‘The English Village’ and ‘The Lost Villages of England’ for New Holland Publishers).

Projects: Trinity Guildhall/Arts Council England Arts Award Scheme – Adviser. Education Otherwise ‘Art Basics’ Course at Lopham – lead educator.
Art in the Park Week at Brandon Country Park – a week-long series of artist-led workshops and exhibitions – curator and occasional workshop leader.
Art and Craft Workshop with Mildenhall CRU – a group of young adults with severe learning difficulties. ‘Cultural Diversity in Brandon’ independent project
with students from Breckland Middle School. ‘Brandon on The Fringe’ Arts Festival (promoter).

Groups worked with: I have many years experience of working with home educated children (largely through the Education Otherwise organisation), people with severe learning difficulties, and people of all ages with little or no experience in the Arts. I am an accredited Arts Award Adviser at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels for the Trinity Guildhall/Arts Council England Arts Award Scheme.

Contact details:
[email protected]
Tel: 07882 891022
West Suffolk Arts Centre,

Brandon Heritage Centre,
George Street, Brandon,
Suffolk, IP27 0BX

www.westsuffolkartscentre.com



Jacqui Petrie

Jacqui Petrie

Art forms: Visual artist

Summary:
I make messy drawings and sloppy water colours of almost recognizable natural forms which usually have an autobiographical significance. Also, I am a very versatile and experienced art tutor of all ages. Currently I am teaching secondary school students for three days a week. I teach A Level and GCSE and moderate for EDEXCEL. I run a weekly art class for adults and over the last few years I have run various workshop days as well as some courses for the Field Studies Council at Flatford Mill.

Locations:
I am available to work anywhere in East Anglia.

Qualitfications: BA Fine Art / PGCE Art and Design / Enhanced CRB for Norfolk County Council

Projects: Together with two other founder members I have set up an Art Trail called Waveney Springs see www.waveneysprings.co.uk for further details

Groups worked with: I teach students from 8 to 80

Contact details:

[email protected]
www.jacquipetrie.co.uk
Tel: 01379 674 309



Katherine Moore

Katharine Moore

Art forms: Visual Artist

Summary: Painter and mixed media artist. Work on collaborative art projects along side actors musicians and choreographers to help coordinate effective visuals for a performance.

Locations: Suffolk

Experience: Have had exhibitions and worked for different arts organisations on a freelance basis. Have worked for and with Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal and Art Gallery, Dance East, Theatre Nomad, London school of Musical Theatre, The museum of Childhood (part of V and A). Was Artist in Resident at South Hill Park, Bracknell, Berkshire and Windsor Art Centre.

Qualifications: BA hons in Fine Art

Projects: Have helped co-ordinate the way performances should look and run art workshops.

Groups worked with: Children, Adults and people with learning disabilities.

Contact details:
[email protected]
Tel: 01284 704387
7 York Rd, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk, IP33 3EE

Teri Lockton

Teri Lockton

Art Forms: Visual Arts, Crafts

Summary: I am a stained glass artist working mainly to commission while offering a variety of workshops for adults and children, using the medium of stained glass in a way accessible to all ages and abilities.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex

Experience: Very experienced

Qualifications: Initial Tutor Training, Norfolk County I have been teaching stained glass as an adult education tutor in Stradbroke since 1997 and in Diss since 1999. Although trained as anarchitect, I have been practising as a professional stained glass artist for many years. I have been involved in projects with a variety of schools and arts and crafts groups, as well as running workshops with playgroups, schools and the John Groom Court residents, in conjunction with a project in the grounds of Blickling Hall.

Projects: Scarning Primary School – led workshops to produce panels for the newassembly hall (see image) Dereham Leisure Centre – led four workshops in surrounding villages;results then displayed in time for the opening of the new Leisure Centre, and in conjunction with a competition run by Breckland Council (see image) Stalham “Dragons” summer activity scheme – led workshops for a joint project of a giant dragon which I designed and made up in clear glass, filled in with coloured glass by the children Stalham Arts and Crafts group – ongoing work to produce panels for the community John Grooms Court – led workshops with residents in conjunction with a sitooterie for Blickling Hall Snape Maltings – adults workshops Bergh Apton – adults workshops Gissing Children’s Centre – workshops for playgroups and youth club Quaker Meeting House Norwich – workshop with asylum seekers

Groups Worked with: I have extensive experience of working with pre-school, primary and secondary school children.
I have worked with adults in a variety of settings I worked with adults with physical and mental disabilities at John Grooms Court. I was also leader of a Woodcraft Folk group in Diss for 14 years.

Contact details:
[email protected]
Tel: 01379 740117
Bridge Green House,
Gissing Road, Burston,
Norfolk IP22 5UD
www.lockton-magill.com