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: I am a Professional Storyteller with over thirty years experience in education and performance. My performances and workshops enhance:
– Literacy skills – Speaking and listening – The experience of sharing a story
– The multicultural curriculum – Pupil confidence and self esteem
Stories from many cultures are shared with music.
Sessions are carefully and appropriately differentiated.
Sessions are very interactive, rhythmical and sprinkled with rhyme. The language is rich and the narrative expertly crafted.
There is always singing and music making, and the setting is delightfully colourful.
Children and adults will be inspired and the sessions will encourage imaginations to fly. Further details, photographs and audio clips are available on my site. I have an Enhanced CRB, £10 million public liability insurance, and I am a full member of Equity.
Locations: Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, London
Experience: Very experienced with fifteen years of teaching and twenty years of storytelling.
Qualifications: Cert Ed and B.Ed (Culham & Oxford); also Adv. Cert. in Speech & Drama (Central School of Speech and Drama, London)
Projects: Too many to list
Groups Worked with: Children – pre school.; KS1, KS2 and KS3
Special Needs. Family audiences.