I’m one of the new Artists in Residence for Newcastle-upon-Tyne!

Great news, I am to be one of latest artists in residence for Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, based in Blakelaw. I am so proud and I can’t wait to get started and work with a great community in Blakelaw. We’ll be creating Family Portraits from many different points of view using film, animation, photography and mark making. Wish I could start it right now! More visuals to come.

Swarland First School – Time Travel News Report: Romans in Britain Video Project

The second part of my projects at Swarland First School were with Years 3 & 4, they created a live action film documenting the Roman occupation of Britannia. It took the form of a time-travelling news report from the period that reported on the initial invasions, Boudicca, Toilets and temples among other things Roman. They wrote the script, created the costumes, props and backgrounds, they were the film crew and recorded the sound as well as learning about the subject matter they took on the responsibilities of directing.

Swarland First School Seasons Time-Lapse Animations

After a successful after-school animation project, Swarland First School asked me to come back and make some films with them to help the children learn about the Seasons with years 1& 2 and the Romans in Britain for years 3 & 4. Years 1 & 2 created some lovely artworks that we captured using time-lapse animation techniques. They also wrote their own poems and music, which became the soundtrack to their films.

North Tyneside Young Carers Animation

I’ve recently been working with a super bunch from the North Tyneside Carer’s Centre to make a short animation informing people what they do to support and improve the well being of young carers. Using cut-out stop motion they created a wonderful story of some super hero young carers with special powers to inform the world about what they do. Made in association with the YMCA North Tyneside and with funding from the National Lottery.