Work

June – July 2021 | Artful Ways | Artist Commission

June – Sept 2021 | Rusland Horizons & Uclan | Film Commission

June 2021 | Signal Film and Media | Artist Commission for West Coast Photo Festival

Dec 2019 – June 2021 | Signal Film and Media with Cumbria Museum Consortium | Project Manager |Source | Cumbrian Digital Artist development project. Led and mentor 8 artists with four lead arts organizations.

June 2020 – Mar 2021 | Signal Film and Media | Project Manager | The Pool | A series of virtual talks and micro-commissions for emerging digital and new media Cumbrian artists. Arts Council funded.

October 2020 | Green Close | Artist | The PhoenixProject | Mark Making For Everyone | Two part online video workshops for people recovering from mental health issues.  Devised, delivered and filmed for In partnership with the Recovery College.

May 2020 | Barra Culture | Illustration Artist – four pages | A lockdown creative arts activity cross generational pack for Barrow residents. As part of Creative People and Places, Arts Council.

Sept 2019 – Present | Signal Film & Media | Producer | Co-lead Delivery Insight into Addiction | Police Crime Commission funded project highlighting the realities of drugs in Barrow.  Community led project resulting in a documentary short.

July 2019 | Signal Film & Media | Animator Mentor & Producer | Alex In Wonderland | Into Film funded commission for ‘Film in a Box’ online resource for schools.

July 2019 | Art Gene | Filmmaker | Extreme Views | Documentation of the guided Duddon Estuary Crossing with local naturalist Pete Burton and Duddon Inshore Rescue. See the film.

March 2018 – May 2019 | Art Gene | Project Manager | Co-lead Delivery Extreme Views | NPO Arts Council funded arts community project.  Interactive landscape interventions and events.  Artist commissions and delivery, exhibitions and school workshops. See the film.

March 2019 | Signal Film & Media | Producer | No Fixed Address | Get Digital | Francis C Scott funded youth digital skills project resulting in a drama/animation short. In partnership with Night Stop Cumbria and Du Paul UK. See the film.

Feb 2018 – May 2018 | Barrow’s Salty Yarns | Producer | Lead Artist | Heritage Lottery Funded micro project based on the local maritime heritage of the area. Commissioning and delivering workshops within the community.

Feb 2018 – Apr 2018 | Art Gene | Filmmaker | Habitat To Habitation | Documentation film of the short project connecting local residents to ‘wild’ suburban areas of Barrow. See the film.

Jan 2017 – Apr 2017 | National Trust Quarry Bank | Artist | A Woman’s Work Is Never Done| A micro commission for an exhibition textile and film installation based on the new museum exhibition exploring the lives of women associated with the mill.

Sept 2017 – May 2018 | Signal Film & Media | Delivery & Producer | Co-lead Delivery Market Tales | Heritage Lottery Funded community project exploring the history of Barrow’s market. Working with stallholders, community historians and artists, the project brought together a refreshed rich heritage.

Sept 2012 – July 2017 | Signal Film & Media | Lead Delivery & Project Manager | Lead Artist Cooke’s Crew | Big Lottery funded weekly youth project that facilitated new creative digital skills through filmmaking and animation.

Sept 2013 – June 2016 | Signal Film & Media | Project Manager | Lead Delivery Cooke’s Cinema | Film Hub North funded community led and programmed cinema and events.

Sept 2015 – June 2016 | Signal Film & Media | Producer | Co-lead Delivery | Lost Journeys | Heritage Lottery Funded project exploring the history of the Furness Railway.  Working with local historians, community and artists. Resulting in a drama short film, photography, and exhibitions.

June 2014 – Dec 2016 | Signal Film & Media | Producer | Artist | Window on Walney | People Postcode Lottery funded community specific project facilitating access to creative digital skills and local heritage of the Island through a series of workshops, events and screenings.

Previous Relevant Projects

July 2003 – Dec 2003 | Welfare State International | Producer | Artist | One Rock | Arts Council funded collaborative interactive landscape project and exhibition.  Series of workshops within the Longline project resulting in performances and processions within the community.

Sept 1999 – Dec 2003 | Custodians Cottage | Project Manager | Lead Artist | A community project associated with the heritage of Furness Abbey.  Heritage Lottery Funded provided a programme of events and activities linking the community to the site.

Mar 1998 – Dec 1998 | The Grizedale Society | Programme Assistant & Stage Manager | Theatre – in – the Forest | Assisting the Director in the programme of events, administration and running of the theatre. Assisting the Sculpture programme.