creative engagement

Journeys (in the north)

July 2018

Contributing artist to Journeys in the North, a collaborative interactive arts project managed by WhoCares? Scotland, involving Care Experienced Young People from across the north of Scotland

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Relate North

November 2016

Contributing artist to Relate North 2016: Practising Place: Heritage, Art and Design for Creative Communities, an international Symposium and Exhibition under the aegis of the Arctic Sustainable Art and Design thematic network of the University of the Arctic.  Shetland, November 2016 (https://www.asadnetwork.org/relate-north.html)

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Northern Exchange: Cold War Histories and Nuclear Futures

August 2016

Member of a small team of international artists working with four communities in Iceland on Northern Exchange: Cold War Histories and Nuclear Futures, an international collaborative participatory art project gathering histories and creating artwork in relation to Iceland's military occupation https://www.coldwarprojects.com/iceland

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Project Wild Millbuie

January - May 2015

Artist manager of Project Wild Millbuie – a collaborative creative engagement project building relationships through the creative arts between young people and the ecology, history, myth and prehistory of their local forest. This project drew on my Place-Based Learning experiences in the Pacific North West.

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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship 2010: 

Place-Based Learning

March 2010 - September 2010

In 2010 I was lucky to be awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to research Place-Based Learning with wonderful educators in California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Place-Based Learning empowers young people to transform their local community and environment, building literacy, numeracy and practical skills into real-life problem solving. This experience transformed my understanding of what learning can be, and has influenced everything I have done since.

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