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: 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).
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.
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
Summary: I am a weaver/textile artist. My studio practice is combined with teaching. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, my work ranges from fine silk scarves to 3D woven art. Materials used are mainly natural fibres, especially silk; yarns are coloured and painted making each item unique. I also enjoy experimenting with more unusual materials such as copper wire and ‘found materials’.
Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex
Experience: I have had a varied teaching career, and am an experienced weaver.
As Artist Educator for the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts I design and facilitate workshops for schools, families and outreach groups.
I have led workshops for the Salthouse/Cley Contemporary Art Project since 2008 running sessions for schools, families, carers and clients and special needs groups.
At Dragon Hall in Norwich I run the weaving Summer Schools and teach textile courses.
I provide talks and demonstrations for guilds and groups.
At the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind I work as a volunteer running The Living Art Group for older people. I have many years experience working with children and young people with visual impairment.
My teaching careerencompasses early years to further education.
Qualifications: Qualified teacher. BA Lit, PGCE, RSA Cert TEFL, B,phil (Special Education visual impairment), Creative Textiles level 3, distinction in Access in Art and Design.
Committee member Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society.
Projects: Projects can be from one hour tasters to full courses. Examples of topics include simple weaving with the emphasis on creativity and exploration using found natural and recycled materials.
Community tapestries are a more sustained project with themes relevant to a given group.
Dyeing sessions explore the use of colour.
Feltmaking workshops can result in individual designs to take home at the end of the session, or in communal panels for display.
Some examples of previous projects include workshop leader for community basketry project with NNAB/Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts; a series of curriculum related feltmaking days for Northgate High School; and recently ‘Birds and Other Creatures’ family day for Cley 12 Art Festival weaving into willow shapes with a range of exciting and colourful materials.
Groups worked with: Sessions can be adapted for all ages and abilities.
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.
Art forms: Storytelling for schools, festivals and special events. Shakespeare and Drama workshops and lectures for all ages.
Summary: “A special talent” – Foundation for International Education. “Fantastic stories and drama opportunities” – primary school, Suffolk. “Inspiring” – Fantastic Family Festival. “Thanks to Simon. His energy and enthusiasm really brought the day to life” – sixth-form college, London.
Locations: Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire – any location considered
Experience: I have been a professional actor for more than 30 years. Since 1993 I have been bringing Shakespeare and drama to schools, adult education, youth theatre and community groups using practical workshops and lively interactive lectures. I work regularly as a storyteller in schools throughout the region.
Qualifications:Diploma, Drama Studio London
Enhanced DBS check
Projects: I have worked with numerous theatres throughout the UK including a long association with the education department at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. I have led education projects for numerous arts organisations nationally and internationally. I work regularly with schools, run a Saturday morning drama club – Jampot Drama, and am in demand as a story teller.
Groups worked with: All ages, from nursery school to undergraduate level and adult groups
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.
Art Forms: A site specific Theatre Company working in an interdisciplinary form which combines all art forms in ways that engage the audience and participants to interact with the place in which they are either watching the performance or participating in the workshop.
Summary: Our motto – ‘Any Place is a Stage’
Our aim is to engage in the issue of environment, place and identity using the medium of theatre to find ways to articulate and animate the space.
Our work concentrates on developing an awareness of what is around us and our reaction to it and one another.
What do we do: We provided performances in chosen spaces on commission, and we provide interdisciplinary arts workshops for the community in a chosen space, these workshops can be single days exploring the space or can build over a period of time to a performance in that space with the community.
Our work has included: A bar in Chelmsford, several churchyards and churches, schools spaces, the centre of Colchester, Slack Space shop window and a library.
Locations: Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Camridgeshire.
Qualifications: The artistic director of the company has a Bachelor of Education Honours and a Master of Arts in Applied Theatre. All company members have enhanced CRB checks and the company has liability insurance.
‘Have You got What I am Looking For?’ A performance at the Ancient Lights in Chelmsford. An interactive performance where the audience were never quite sure whether they were meant to be watching or participating.
Noak Hill – A workshop with Essex Wildlife Trust and families living in Havering. The families explored the wildlife site of Noak Hill and created personal responses to it.
All Saints Church. Little Cornard. Sudbury – A workshop for year Eleven drama students who explored the church and churchyard and produced promenade drama performances using the natural environment.
‘Window Shopping’ – Slack Space, Colchester. A performance project which sought to get passers by to stop and watch and then enter the premises.
‘Christmas Reflections’ – Lion Walk, Colchester. A performance project at Christmas which encouraged busy shoppers to stop and reflect on the Christmas spirit in an entertaining way.
Groups worked with: Footprints has worked with primary and secondary schools in Essex and Suffolk, Slack Space, Essex Wildlife Trust and the Lion Walk church community.