I tell stories about arts, culture and heritage by creating short videos to use on websites, for social media or for presentations. Here’s a small selection of the videos I’ve made.
Danish glass artist Steffen Dam was commissioned by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery to create a number of glass vessels. I visited him at his studio in Denmark to create this video which can be seen alongside his work in the Sladen Gallery at RAMM, and was also shown as part of an exhibition of Steffen’s work at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, USA.
Health Connections in North Devon
Catherine West of Significant Seams, and cultural producer Claire Gulliver worked with a group of people from Bideford who took part in creative workshops to support health and wellbeing. The project was run by One Northern Devon and funded by Arts Council England and Devon County Council.
Queering the Museum
Out and About aimed to explore, reveal and celebrate LGBTQ+ heritage embedded in the rich collections at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) in Exeter.
The project culminated in the launch of a new permanent digital interactive installation which highlights stories told by LGBTQ+ people who selected museum objects to reflect on.
Out and About was a collaboration between RAMM (project officer Eleanor Coleman) and University of Exeter (Professor Jana Funke), working with socially engaged artist and writer Natalie McGrath.
Liv Torc and Léa Chaouchi performing a poem set to music for the Herstory Festival at Exeter Library. ‘Message from our Grandmothers’ is about the advice the women of WW1 and WW2 would give us now on how to cope with global crisis and being a women in the present day.
As part of Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019, author and broadcaster John McCarthy opened an exhibition at B-Wing, the old prison in Shepton Mallet. Here he talks about the exhibition and relates it to his experiences as a hostage.
CEDA dance project
Dance in Devon and Far Flung Dance created a piece of movement for workshop participants at CEDA. This video shows how they created a special atmosphere so that everyone could enjoy taking part.
Come As You Are Festival, Exeter Phoenix
Writer Natalie McGrath worked with Exeter Phoenix to establish a new LGBTQ+ platform. She supported four young queer artists with small commissions to develop work for the Come As You Are Festival.