Lead artist on project for the MKC Public Art in schools programme
The brief – to work with two of the newer schools in Milton Keynes – Middleton and Broughton Fields to produce large scale wall hangings using digital media based on the architecture and environment of the schools.
The banners were displayed at the EBDOG Conference held in Milton Keynes, and some of the children’s artwork was used in the conference literature.
A small selection is included in the Milton Keynes Council Cultural strategy document.
The banners are now permanently displayed in the schools.
Lead artist Milton Keynes Hospital artwork for Children’s Ward Produce large scale digital panels for new parents and children’s room
Worked with Walnuts; Great Linford; Bradwell Village; Long Meadow & Drayton Park schools
Lead artist on the project – ‘Creative Courtyards’, by MK Arts for Health at Milton Keynes General Hospital. www.mkartsforhealth.org.uk
Commissioned as one of three resident artists on this DOH funded £137,000 research scheme, directly responsible for the design of two courtyards;
The brief -to redevelop specific courtyards areas of the hospital into pleasant, useable spaces incorporating design and artwork produced using ideas from the various groups with guidance and assistance from other members of the project team.
I designed and assisted with the construction of the hard landscaping for the courtyards to allow disabled access, and designed and produced integral artworks for both spaces- sculptural pieces and wall mounted work. I also specified the planting plan and layout with assistance from a consultant landscape architect.
During the project I worked with hospital clinical staff and user groups and members of the local community, including volunteers from Barclays Bank, the Probation Service and MK Mind, with landscape architects and the hospital Facilities and Estates Departments.
This project has reached successful completion and is now open to all visitors, staff and patients using the hospital.
Brief – work with 3 schools in the catchment area of The Rowans to produce artwork to improve environment of the centre and make it more ‘child’ friendly and to develop relationships between the centre and local schools and families. I had to broker the partnerships with the schools and develop ideas and proposals for the centre who were not experienced in commissioning this type of project.
Queen Eleanor’s Primary, Galley Hill, MK -all year groups: nursery – year 6. Digital banners for display at centre & school 4 banners approx. 2.5m x 1.75m using digital media on the theme jungles.
Wyverne first school, Wolverton, MK -all year groups, nursery – year 2. Plaster casting – snails for display in garden areas at centre & school
Russell Street First School, Stony Stratford -Years 1 & 2 – Painting project – on the theme jungles, children’s paintings then collaged together and printed on laminated panels for display in centre and school.
‘Picture the Word’. I worked with Caroline Chisholm and two other local primary schools to produce artwork for permanent display in the community Library at Wooton Fields, Northampton. We produced large scale painted banners and canvases based on the written word: play (Shakespeare), novel (Michael Morpurgo) and poetry (Walter de la Mare) work was produced by all the year 6 students from each school, approx 300 students in all.