I strongly believe in the connective and remedial power of art in the lives of young people, and the necessity for an arts education from a young age.
Below are just a few examples of the projects and programs I have been involved with over the past 15 years. I have worked in partnership with a wide variety of organizations both within formal education and informal learning, including galleries and museums, theater groups, health organizations and voluntary agencies; working with children, young people and adults from diverse communities and backgrounds.
Please visit the NEWS page for specific projects and images
River of Light Lantern Parade in Waterbury, VT 2010-2016
Co-founder and artistic director for Waterbury’s community lantern parade in conjunction with local schools, artists and members of the community. For further information, please see http://ariveroflightinwaterbury.wordpress.com/
Lantern Procession , Lincoln Center Education 2016
Lantern workshops and day-time procession for Lincoln Center Education, NYC.
The Paper Boat Bicycle 2006
A collaborative project, commissioned by Walk the Plank for the opening of the Bridgewater Way Canal Towpath.
Exodus Refugee Festival 2006
Design and production of site decor for Exodus Music and Arts Festival. Commissioned by Community Arts North West, Manchester.
Recycled Graffiti Wall 2006
Creation of a graffiti wall highlighting environmental concerns, using recycled materials and paper mosaic techniques.
Sea Tremors 2005
Commissioned by Lime Hospital Arts for the Manchester Dental Hospital, Manchester UK. Community participation came from the Abbey Hey Youth Club.
‘Play it Safe’ 2005
Design and production of a giant interactive board game board for Road Safety Awareness Campaign. In conjunction with Ordsall Community Arts.
Now We Talkin’ 2004
Stage set design commissioned by Community Arts North West, for the Youth Arts Programme.
Bombay Bovine 2004
Bombay Bovine was cow no. 83 as part of Cow Parade, Manchester. Commissioned by CITE (Commissions in the Environment) and involved local community groups. Photograph by Jay Savoor.
Spirit of Friendship Festival, Barbados 2001
Education and research programme with the Barbados Legion and local communities in Barbados. In conjunction with Trafford Borough Council and the Imperial War Museum North.