Artist, Agitator, Creative Producer
Tell us about yourself
I am an artist, agitator and creative producer who creates participatory and interventionist art projects which seek to reinforce social bonds. I support organisations and institutions to (re)think about their invitations and hold up mirrors which enable people to re-see the hows and whys of their work. I also spend time poking dinosaurs - to surface and call attention to the core challenges facing the creative and cultural sector. Somethings that I am proud of: Believing that it’s possible to make great things happen – relentlessly; Refusing to conform to the idea that work is for the money and that optimism is fruitless; Having brought two tiny people into the world who shout louder than her, marvel at the wonders of spider webs, bluebells and bubble bath and can happily play in a muddy puddle for hours.
Why do you think it’s important to see artistic response to social and political events?
I believe that expansive thinking, thinking that moves you beyond your immediate personal context to allow you to look at things from different perspectives & possibilities, is the great gift of humanity, setting us apart from hummingbirds, narwhals and llamas. “Art is not what you see but what you make other people see!” (French Painter Edgar Degas), I think that it pokes, provokes and invites people to think and behave differently. I think that by creating the conditions for expansive thinking to be the norm, collective liberation gets closer.
The Steering Committee
The company directors and panel are involved on an individual capacity, not representing their organisations and on a voluntary basis.