Working with People
I am passionate about art and about getting people involved in the arts. I work with a wide range of people across a variety of settings. I organise and deliver a wide range of sessions and projects that give people the opportunities, skills and confidence to tell their own stories through art. As well as working on my own I often work with other artists and organisations to deliver inclusive, innovative and exiting community arts projects.
To find out more about this strand of my work you can contact me directly, have a look at some of the projects I've been involved in using the tabs on this page or you can have a look at my blog where I write more regularly about my various projects. If you would like me to run a session for you or your group please get in touch.
Prism Arts were one of 100 Arts organisations commissioned by Artichoke to create a banner to celebrate the centenary of The Representation of the People Act, which gave the first women the vote. The banners were processed in all 4 UK capitals in May 2018.
A partnership project between Prism Arts and Cumbria's Museum of Military Life. Working with schools and community groups to create patches to make a commemorative quilt for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The work was unfurled on Armistice Day at Carlisle Castle.
Prism Arts/Carlisle Library's 'Seven Stories' project involved schools and community groups creating work inspired by the library with Prism Arts artists (including myself) during 2015. The project culminated in an exhibition at Carlisle Library on show from November 2015-March 2016. Response work took place in early 2016.
Audio Visual installation in the grounds of Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. Myself and sound artist Mark Newport worked with students from James Rennie School and Beaumont College (both of which support children and young people with disabilities) to create this installation in response to the work of Anselm Kiefer. Over a period of three months we explored different techniques and ideas to create this installation. It was on show between June and September.
A participatory project to commemorate the centenary of the Quintinshill Rail Disaster. I asked people to decorate a train ticket with either a drawn or stitched forget me not (to symbolise eternal memory) and I then stitched all the tickets together to make a quilt. This project was run by The Laurie Brewis Trust.