A Conversation about the Weather poster

Creating 3 interpretive and participatory display over 6 months using the permanent art collection at Huddersfield Art Gallery. Using Britain’s favourite conversation topic, the weather, as a metaphor to help people look at and discuss a more challenging area – art works.

Attitude Tests in schools

Schools workshop using the video’s produced in Derby. The sessions explored the causes and consequences of crime in addition to revealing techniques and processes involved in creative video production. In association with Derby Community Arts, March 1997.

A participatory fresh air event for nature, art and picnic lovers. A series of workshops with a large range of participants, in schools during July, with playgroups and the public during August, constructing scarecrow sculptures from recycled materials. The concluding celebratory land art event followed a week of preparation and was organised by the Friends of Holme Styes Wood.

Bringing the third part of the Open Closing Door project, the kinetic dual screen video shop window installation, to Derby town centre. With thousands of visitors and 524 showings it proved both a popular event.

A workshop based peripatetic land art project working with a large range of participants, in playgroups and public, to construct scarecrow sculptures from recycled materials. The event concluded in a celebratory land art event on after a week of preparation in Holme Styes Wood, Holmfirth.

Working with 12 different community groups around a 72 mile circular walk on a year long community based sequence of creative events., documenting activities and constructing a ‘cultural map’ of the Kirklees Way and culminating in a special launch event.

still from Puppet video

Work with Kirklees Youth Justice. During structured sessions we worked together with participants to create a unique video programme telling their own story.

Video presentations at the ‘Creative Time’ conference at Theatre in Prisons and Probation at the University of Manchester and the ‘Men and Masculinities’ conference at the Watermans Arts Centre, London. Contributed a chapter to ‘Arts Approaches to Conflict’ edited by Marian Liebmann, published by Jessica Kingsley.