Key Projects

Work History: Key Projects

 Please note Jan – Sept 2014 I was on maternity leave.

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Organisation and role title Project description
Nov 2016 May 2017 South Walney Infant School. Barrow-in-Furness. Lead artist, Lead artist on ‘Fun in Furness’ ABC of natural spaces for famililes to visit in the area. With John Hall and Kate Davis for South Walney Infant School.
Oct 2016 Jan 2016 Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Barrow-in-Furness ‘The Waster Beneath Our Waves’. Lead artist. Lead artist on a community based project creating sculptures out of marine litter. Faciliting people making sculptures in school and community settings.
July 2015 Sept 2015 Ulverston Community Spark Project. Costume Designer Designing and making costumes with participants from the community for a series of performances in the South Lakes.
April 2015 June 2015 ‘Flag Day’ – Self directed project creating flags with local primary schools. Working with 5 local primary school children to create large printed flags which were displayed at Ford Park.
Jan 2015 Sept 2015 CDEC ‘World On Our Doorstep’ animator. Commissioned to create a series of animations for 3 – 8 year olds about fair trade and sustainable produce.
Jan 2015 May 2015 ARTSPACE, Barrow-in-Furness

Artist in Residence.

Working with Year Two classes at South Walney Infant School to create work about the artist Kurt Schwitters, resulting in an installation at Bram Longstaffe Nursery.
July 2013 September 2013 Handmade Parade. Workshop artist for Skipton Puppet Festival. Supporting people in creating giant puppets and costumes for Skipton Puppet Festival 2013.
May 2013 June 2013 Thingumajig Theatre, Workshop artist for Manchester Day Parade. Helping people to create costumes and props for Manchester Day Parade 2013.
April 2013 September 2013 Ulverston Lantern Festival. Participation Co-ordinator and workshop leader. Organiser of lantern making workshops in schools and community workshop facilitator. Wrote Child Protection, Vulnerable Adult Protection and Equal Opportunities Policies for the group.
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2013

April

2013

ARTSPACE, Barrow-in-Furness

Artist in Residence

Artist in residence at South Walney Infant School, exploring traditional stories through puppetry, visual theatre and animation.
Sept 2012 Nov

2012

Red Rose Forest, Horse + Bamboo, Lancs.

Lead Artist

Project artist on ‘The Secrets of Lightshaw Meadows’, creating theatre, animations and artwork with Year 5 children across three schools in the Wigan area.
May 2012 June

2012

Handmade Parade,

Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

Assistant Artist

 

Assistant Artist for the 2012 Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade, working on community workshops and outreach.
April 2012 April

2012

Heron Corn Mill, Beetham, Cumbria.

Workshop facilitator

Facilitating animation and podcasting workshops for young people aged 9 – 14 as part of a HLF bid.
Feb

2012

March 2012 Horse + Bamboo, Lancs

Animator and workshop facilitator

Working on Animating Rossendale, creating a collaborative animated film across three primary schools.
Nov 2011 June 2012 Beaumont College, SCOPE

Animator in Residence

 

Working with students with disabilities to create a collaborative animation exploring issues of safeguarding.
Nov 2011 Dec 2011

 

Horse + Bamboo, Lancs

Artist and workshop support

Creating a forest installation for children to walk through before watching the main Christmas puppet show.
Oct 2011 Nov 2013 Lakeland Arts Trust, South Lakes.

Artist Educator

Artist educator on family workshops and community engagement projects.
Oct 2011 June 2012 Lanternhouse, Ulverston

Project Coordinator

 

‘Growing Together’ gardening project, gardening with adults with learning disabilities, and garden parties celebrating sustainability and recycling. Including ‘The Cheap and Arty Garden Party’ event in May.
Oct 2011 April 2012 Workshop Leader

Burnley Canal

Waterways Trust

Devising and facilitaing workshops for children and young people around the history, traditional crafts and nature of Burnley Canal.
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2011

Nov

2011

Creative Futures Project Development. Lead artist/ practitioner. South Walney Infants School, Barrow-in-Furness. Developing the work with South Walney Infant School to create an animation incorporating oral history interviews with found footage and animations by pupils in Year Two and their parents.
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2011

July

2011

Creative Partnership Lead artist/ practitioner. South Walney Infants School, Barrow-in-Furness. Working with South Walney Infant School to explore ICT creatively inspired by local natural places. Leading CPD sessions for staff.
April

2010

July

2012

Lanternhouse, Ulverston. Arts Practitioner/ Freelance Workshop Tutor Various roles as Project Coordinator including an 15 month gardening project with adults with learning disabilities, workshops with schools and intergenerational projects. Organiser of many community arts events and workshops.
March 2011 June

2011

BBC 21CC. Creative Practitioner. Manchester, Ulverston and Newcastle Facilitating animation and film making workshops for school groups of 5 – 14 year olds. CPD skills sessions for teachers.
Nov

2009

May 2016 Printfest, Ulverston, Committee Member and Education Coordinator 2011, Printfest committee member, focusing on education and outreach. Education Coordinator organising workshops in local schools and community printmaking workshops.

 

April

2009

Ongoing Ford Park Community Centre, Ulverston.

Workshop Leader for Family Activity Group.

Running creative workshops for families based upon themes of nature and the environment.

 

 

Key exhibitions and events

I have also exhibited work in many small exhibitions in Cumbria, commissioned to create animations for theatre and have facilitated and performed at many events including:

Date Exhibition/ event
Nov – Dec 2015 ‘Stories in Paper’ an exhibition of paper cuts and illustrations by Ellie Chaney at Ford Park Café, Ulverston.
July 2012 ‘Super Surplus Sunday’ produce swapping events and garden themed arts and crafts at Lanternhouse, Ulverston.
June 2012 ‘Angus Leaving’ stop motion animation for Horse + Bamboo’s production ‘Angus’.
May 2012 ‘The Cheap and Arty Garden Party’ event at Lanternhouse celebrating gardening and allotments through creative activities and workshops, and a community seed swap.
April

2012

Animation for The Waterways Trust sharing the Burnley Canal Communities Project. vimeo.com/41216985
Sept

2011

‘The British Potato Variety Show’. Stall at Egremont Crab Fair offering people the chance to make a potato person using names of rare potato varieties. Commissioned by AND Festival.
Aug 2011 The ‘Come and Have a Go’ Show. Country show inspired event encouraging craft activities, growing your own vegetables and having a go at consuming less. Lanternhouse, Ulverston, Cumbria. Collaboration with artist Mary Stark.