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: 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.
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: 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.