Creative Room: nomadica / words on your street / girl empower / street walk / art on toast / street life / portrait of a nation

Engaging young people in contemporary art opportunities.  Cross art form, this city wide project based in Nottingham city gained international recognition for its integrated and pioneering approaches to engagement and leading on youth led art in partnership with creative professionals.  Reaching both national and international audiences through touring, partnerships and events programming, Creative Rooms portfolio included sound installations, contemporary circus theatre, film, creative writing, performance poetry and a young artist leader group called Art on Toast.  Creative Room specifically aimed to commission practicing artists and targeted participation, enabling young people most in need, to gain creative opportunities.  Funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, British Council, Nottingham City Council.

Illuminate, Nottingham City Museum and Galleries

Connecting young people with touring arts programmes and museum collections, my work involved 3 main projects; Jewellery acquisition and exhibition at Nottingham Castle, interpretation of the work of exhibiting artist and Nottingham Goose Fair heritage project and interpretation.  Each involving the researching of artists, interpretation of collections and curation of public exhibitions at Nottingham Castle and Wollaton Hall.

Nottingham for Nature (Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust campaign)

A campaign for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, engaging young people (Keeping it Wild) in creative workshops with poets, writers and artists to help convey a creative suite of statements which were used on advertising boards and bill boards across Nottingham City.

Boots and Roots

Inspired by Nottingham Museums and Galleries collections, this project connected over 60 international residents, refugees and asylum seekers, inviting creative interpretation of their stories about their journey, connecting their experiences to the steps their shoes have taken.  Working with professional film makers, photographer and a sonic artist, this project resulted in a curated exhibition and the collection of museum and personal artefacts.

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