"I believe that not everyone can be a great artist, but great art can come from anywhere, and I’m passionate about providing creative opportunities for people who wouldn’t usually have access to the arts."
I am an experienced arts facilitator and mentor, managing and delivering progressive participatory and educational arts programmes inspired by my practice. I work with people of all ages and circumstance to explore a wide range of artistic processes to gain understanding, enjoyment and reward from what they are doing.
As a mentor I have worked with artists and students wanting to develop their practice and learn more about working in participatory settings. I have also mentored high risk young people and vulnerable adults to provide help and advice on progression routes, learning new skills, training and employment opportunities within the creative sector.
I have delivered facilitation and digital media training for artists, students and staff at arts organisations, museums, galleries and social services. Training has involved exploring participatory arts practice and the practicalities of developing and sustaining a successful arts programme.
In consultancy capacity I have worked with a number of organisations to explore the key issues around participatory practice, the notion of artistic quality in participatory arts, participant-centred activity, and effective methods to record impact and progression.
I also have several years experience curating exhibitions in gallery and public spaces, overseeing and delivering everything from promotional material and catering, to installation and legacy documentation.