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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
1970-1972 Harlow Technical Collage Foundation Art Course
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.
Art forms: Visual Artist, Mixed Media and Printing, Photography and Digital. Art Tutor, Art workshops.
Summary: Mixed Media Art Workshops, Print Workshops, any Art/Craft based workshop, site specific , themed or otherwise, tailored to suit the needs of the specific group.
Consultations are offered before the Event if required.
Practicing Visual artist who offers portraits and illustration by commission, I also hold an Open Studio most years in May and display my work based on Printing, Watercolour/pen& ink work and prints made using reused polystyrene as a block printing Method on recycled paper.
Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and London
Experience: I have had 12 years experience in the Field of delivering Art Workshops to different groups of people (often Socially excluded).
I am also a practicing Artist and believe in a Holistic approach: empowering students to express themselves creatively.
I was an Antique Restorer specializing in carving and gilding for 10 years before but also did portrait commissions and design work until I felt that I wanted to use my work to help people somehow.
Qualifications: 7 GCSE’s including a grade ‘A’ in Art. Three ‘A’ Levels: French, History of Art and grade ‘A’ in Art.
I passed my pre-Degree in Art and design at Worthing Art College in 1984 and was accepted at Trent Polytechnic to do a degree in Theatre Design but took up a placement as an apprentice restorer instead.
I went to West Dean College, in Sussex on picture frame restoration course in 1984. Then in 1992 I returned to West Dean College to do a course on 18th Century wood carving.
In July 2005 I obtained an ‘O C N’ of three credits in level 2 in Business Skills with ‘Weetu’ organization. In October 2005 I was accepted a place on ‘Fusions’ a unique training course at the time, in developing arts practice in health or social care settings and participatory related art’s work until February 2006. This was delivered by creative Arts East & Theatre resource at the UEA.
In 2009 I obtained a pass in a level 2 award for health and safety at work.
Groups worked with: Isolated and vulnerable groups of people, learning and physical disabilities, older people, people with mental health issues, children who are young carers, younger children and young people of different nationalities.
Projects: 1991 – 2009 I delivered Art workshops on a freelance basis with learning disabilities at Break Charity in their outreach groups.
In 2007 amongst other portraits I was commission a portrait by the Coke family of Holkham Hall, Norfolk.
I have work put on Norfolk’s Heritage Explorer website (sheep @ Godwick; http://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/ – click on explore more, then art & archaeology, find the letter T and click, it will list my name & Godwick, click it and the work comes up )
NHER was a project created to publish Norfolk’s Historic Environment record on the internet. Art was used to show some of the important Archaeological sites.
I also became a regular Art tutor at a drop in centre at ‘First focus’, Fakenham, Norfolk and was there until 2009, we explored all aspects of art. Later I was to Run an Art workshop through ‘Salthouse Exhibition’07’ (North Norfolk Exhibition project) I themed it around ‘identity’ designed for students in care situations who often felt a loss of the personal in their situations. My aim was to explore this creatively starting with our hands, signatures & monograms.
In October 2008 I and a colleague Nikki Mcdonagh were chosen to run workshops entitled ‘representing others’. This was an art and drama based workshop for secondary school pupils encouraging them to break down barriers in our society and be more accepting of differences in people culturally and otherwise; organized by South Norfolk District council.
In the Spring of 2009 I exhibited at The Troika 7 small art Exhibition , Dragon Hall, Norwich, and have been exhibiting at various venues in Norfolk since then,
In the summer of 2009, I worked with children who were carers from Kings Lynn’s Willows Family support Centre for a project run by Action for children’s Art Matters, producing a mixed Media Mural based on the Maharajas’ procession, the work was exhibited at the V&A in London alongside The Maharaja: The splendour of India’s courts Exhibition that Autumn. It was a real joy to see their faces when they saw their work on display in such a wonderful venue.
I took part in the Norfolk and Norwich Festivals’ Open Studio 10 and exhibited at the Forum and Wells-next-the-sea.
I shall be opening my studio for NNF most years (see my website for details).
In 2010 I did two art workshops for clients and carers for NNEP; ‘Salthouse 10’ based on a printing method reusing polystyrene as a block print, an accessible method for different types of students whilst trying to put the question about why; despite it’s pet mark 6 logo for recycling this material is not more widely recycled?
I have more recently been helping run art workshops in Melton Constable for YESU a Sherringham based charity whom provide support for vulnerable groups of people.Groups worked with: Isolated and vulnerable groups of people, learning and physical disabilities, older people, people with mental health issues, children who are young carers, younger children and young people of different nationalities.
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.
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.