A two year residency at RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk: offering opportunities to visitors to record their impressions of Minsmere through drawings, writings and poetry offering opportunities for visitors to make animal and bird sculptures from found wood which have formed temporary sculpture trails on the reserve offering regular workshops for families making temporary site specific sculptures…

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Residency at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich I made a site specific sculpure from local found materials.  I also worked with pupils of the college and those of a local special needs school to create an outdoor sculpture trail of site specific sculptures, poetry and words in the college grounds.       All photos by…

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Junk Culture

Residency at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich   I ran workshops with four schools, including and integrating children with special needs, to create a series of indoor, site specific paper installations of sculpture and poetry using exclusively materials – paper, sweet wrappers, orange peel etc – recycled by the schools. All photos by Liz McGowan

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S.A.W. and Welborne Festival

I was commissioned by Welborne Festival to work in 3 village schools in partnership with the Science Art and Writing Trust.  I worked with three scientists with specialisms in volcanoes, earthquakes and coastal erosion.  Each scientist gave a presentation to the pupils of one school including hands on experiments, and we then used this as…

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Creative Partnerships

The Creative Partnerships programme brings creative workers such as artists, architects and scientists into schools to work with teachers to inspire young people and help them learn. From 2009 – 2011  I worked with teachers and children to develop creative activities that explore key issues identified by the schools. At Fakenham Junior School we explored…

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Artists for Climate Change

  Artists for Climate Change Norfolk County Council’s award winning Artists for Climate Change programme is aimed at teaching children and young people about climate change and to encourage carbon reduction through writing, sculpture, drawing, film and other creative approaches. I was one of 20 artists trained by Norfolk County Council to develop programmes around energy-saving, reducing waste and…

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Vital Communities

Vital Communities was an action research project which investigated the impact of the arts on community development and sought to demonstrate whether the arts have a positive impact on the aspirations, achievement and attitudes of specific communities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  My role was to develop links with local community groups, to plan and implement a…

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