Selected Recent Projects as Artist working in the Community/Learning, mostly in the North East of England

  • Freelance Artist, Learning, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, since 2003, includes devising “BALTIC Explorers” packs for young children and their families, participatory installations and one off sessions and projects with schools, community groups and families.
  • Freelance Artist, Learning, at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (various)
  • Freelance Artist with bait, South East Northumberland
  • selected artist painting Hope – Elmer’s Great North Parade 2019 for Great North Children’s Hospital RVI, Newcastle
  • Artist in School for Berwick Visual Arts: Create, Aspire Transform project summer 2018 and summer 2019, Tweedmouth Middle School and St Cuthbert’s First School
  • Artist facilitator for DRAWING with University of Sunderland students, 2019
  • Woodhorn Museum – “A Grand Day Out” – Ashington Hut Summer art activities for families 2018 and sessions in schools, Northumberland
  • Mentor for artist user of North Tyneside Art Studio, Helix Arts 2015
  • Mapping the School/BALTIC drawing placements in 10 schools June 2015
  • Artist with ‘The Mindfuls’ for Woodhorn/bait/ARTIST ROOMS 2015
  • Early Years Teachers’ ‘schema’ CPD sessions at BALTIC 2015-2016
  • Feb 2016 with artist Bethan Maddocks, “Faces on Places” installation at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
  • Summer 2015 with artist Tanya Axford, “Visual Voyages” participatory installation at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
  • Drawing Course, open access, with Gateshead Arts, March 2015
  • Artist for bait The Share – Art in Guide Post Social Club Project, Guide Post, Northumberland 2015
  • Artist with children at St Anthony’s Children’s House, Walker 2015
  • Print sessions at Collingwood Primary, N.Shields, BALTIC 2015
  • Artist for “Emotional Resources” exhibition at NGCA Sunderland with No Limits Theatre Company and KS2 school groups 2014
  • Artist in the community for “Search for Fire” event at Woodhorn Colliery Museum, November 2014, making large-scale screens
  • “Constructing Colour”, working with Bethan Maddox at BALTIC for summer 2014 family activity, 3500 visitors making colour installation
  • Artist for WW1 project, Toll Bar Primary & 5 other schools, Doncaster, 2014
  • Wall art with School Age Mothers’ Group at Gateshead Young Women’s Outreach Project, March 2013
  • Artist in residence for Tollbar Primary School‘s South American Arts Week, Doncaster, January 2013
  • Lantern production in local primary schools for Shields Road Winter Festival 2012, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • batik textile hanging for permanent display at Blakelaw Surestart, Newcastle, working with Young Parents Group, summer 2012
  • batik textile banner for permanent display at St Joseph’s Church, Jarrow with St Joseph’s primary school summer 2012
  • sessional work with older carers at BALTIC spring 2012 for exhibition at BALTIC
  • ‘Dreams and Aspirations’ drawing work in schools for exhibition at BALTIC 2012
  • Alnwick Gardens, preparing artwork with groups for BALTIC 10th birthday Banner, February 2012; Easter activity April 2012
  • Lantern Procession for Artichoke/Liverpool Lantern Company at Lumiere Festival, Durham 2011
  • Turner Prize Café workshop sessions, through BALTIC 2011
  • Community workshops in batik and shadow puppets for GONG Gamelan Festival, BALTIC/Gateshead June/July 2011
  • Various secondary schools and colleges, drawing, with The Forge ‘Connections’
  • EAT! Festival Newcastle Gateshead artist in residence for Tea Party 2009-2010
  • Gateshead Stars project at BALTIC & Fell Dyke Primary, Gateshead
  • Action Art at BALTIC & Richard Avenue Primary, Sunderland
  • Centenary banner at Atkinson Rd Primary, Benwell, Newcastle 2010
  • Culture Street promotion and creative projects for CLEO (Cumbria and Lancashire Education Online Schools) – drawing workshops online and in schools & The Big Face, 2010, part of The Big Draw
  • Artist teaching life drawing to Heads of Art, South Tyneside, INSET day 2009
  • Artist, display at V&A “Maharajah” exhibition, working with Action for Children, Walker 2009
  • The Big Draw – projects at BALTIC and Bill Quay Farm 2004-2010
  • Creative Partnerships projects, various, including textile banner for Stocksfield Avenue Primary School 2009 and drawing/mixed media at Seaton Burn College 2010-2011
  • Artist for International Women’s Day 2008, with community groups in Newcastle, for exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle March 2008
  • Artist at West Walker Primary, 2008-2012 various projects
  • Artist at Action for Children St Antony’s Children’s House, Walker, various projects 2003-present
  • April-July 2007 New Writing North “Museum of My Life”: exhibition/installation community project at Durham Cathedral
  • April -July 2007 Cultural Hubs,“Drawing Dance”: BALTIC/Dance City/Burnopfield Junior School exhibition project
  • March/April 2007 – The Forge/Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland: workshops for Daniel Silver exhibition
  • 2006-2007 Artist on painting project at West Denton Association (Elders Group)
  • June 2006 – selected visual artist for “Virtual Vision” conference on Creative Learning, Gateshead
  • May – June 2006 – Artist for “Art Matters” project – working with young people in Walker making work displayed at the Rodin exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in September 2006.
  • February – July 2006 – Artist for “Self-Portrait Refugee” nationwide project, working for Media 19 with groups in Sunderland, Byker, Benwell
  • November-Dec 2005 Artist for Winter Festival Snow Queen community project for permanent display at Newburn Library
playgrounds – drop in family activity at BALTIC, Gateshead

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