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Work with Ravenswood School and Heaton History Project exploring the history of Grubb Parsons Telescope Manufacturers 2018 (click for more images)

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Associate Artist Amber Film and Photography Collective, running schools workshops in connection to material in the Amber Archive. (2015-17)

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Elswick Explored work with Amber film and photography collective and Hawthorn Primary School responding to documentary photos by Tish Murtha. Click for video link about the project.

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Work with Newstead and Annesley Country Park 2012-13, working with the community to develop interpretation panels, booklets and a heritage website related to the park which has been created on the site of former colliery lagoons. (Click for more images)

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Workshops responding to the Laing collections to explore sense of place using collage and photography (2009) in collaboration with Newcastle University

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Womens Voluntary Action 2018 academic collaboration with Dr Siobhan Daly using photography and walking interviews to explore women's experiences of volunteering.

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Associate Artist Northern Architecture (2014-15), working on projects connected to the British Steel Archive and Dunston Staiths, oral history work, historical research, archival work, arts workshops with young people and heriatge walks.

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Magical Meadows Intergenerational project Easington Co. Durham exploring magnesium limestone grassland landscapes. (Photography, oral history, digital manipulation) with young people developing work for exhibition.

Future Cities (2002)

Work in collaboration with Clean Environment Management and schools in the West End of Newcastle visualising environmentally sustainable cities. Collage work and postcards, exhibited at the Laing Art Gallery.

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Edible Elswick drop in workshops in Elswick Park, and various neighbourhood events, focussing on nature education and community growing. 2016 - ongoing.

Community Arts and Heritage 1997 onwards

This page features a small selection of images from community projects produced over the last twenty three years. It's difficult in some ways to picture this work especially since I value the process as much as the product, I've been working with people since I graduated in Fine Art in 1997 and that experience has gone on to inform my artistic and academic work. The page gives a brief overview and is still a work in progress which I'll be adding to in time.