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Wild Art

A short film to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Somerset and commissioned by Somerset Heritage Centre. This film provides an insight into the childhood of two Somerset artists: Andrew and David Neal.

These two brothers, from childhood to the present day, spend their time interpreting a fascination for natural history through photography, painting and sculpture.

The exhibition ‘Wild Art’ is on show at The Museum of Somerset until 31st December 2016

Lightstream

A lovely project to produce and perform a work of early years theatre using digital media, clever lighting and amazing storytelling. The piece was co-directed by Jo Belloli, (Associate Producer for Early Years at Polka Theatre) and Richard Tomlinson.

Lightstream performed to a packed house full of 3 – 5 year olds at both Tacchi Morris Arts Centre and The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.

The piece was commissioned by Take Art Early Years.

Remix – an outdoor performance of dance, music and digital projections for the Up In The Air Festival, September 2016

A fantastic group of disabled and able-bodied young people worked together to create a piece of digital dance. Working collaboratively with choreographer Anna Golding and musician Alex Gichohi Zangi we produced a piece that combined dance, music and digital projections.

A great project commissioned by Activate Performing Arts.

‘Heroic Histories’ by children from Wiveliscombe Primary School:

Tuned in Somerset

Commissioned by SPAEDA. Our brief was to create an online radio show with primary schools in the Wiveliscombe learning cluster. The project became a great opportunity for schools to: celebrate the lives of local people, extend topics they were already exploring and unearth local stories. As well as broadcasting our shows on the online platform tunedinsomerset.com we also broadcast via the Wiveliscombe based community radio station 10Radio.

A high point of the project was getting involved in the 10 Parishes Festival. At the festival we provided an opportunity for audiences to participate in a radiophonic workshop that included experiments with a Theremin, microphones, a range of noisy objects and sound emitting vegetables!

New Dimensions – a collaborative project commissioned by The Somerset Heritage Centre.

New Dimensions was an opportunity to exhibit artwork alongside four established artists working in the south west: Jenny Graham, Jacy Wall, Chris Dunseath and Ralph Hoyte at The Museum of Somerset (Jan – April 2016)

‘Machines’ consisted of 20 illuminated images presented within archival museum boxes plus a moving image sequence. All images were anaglyph (they appear 3 dimensional when viewed through special glasses).

The works were inspired by frequent trips to the machine stores at The Somerset Heritage Centre. These stores contain machines designed for agricultural, industrial and domestic use. There are machines of all shapes and sizes, spanning hundreds of years.

Take a look at images of of the exhibition New Dimensions

Listening to Dance, commissioned by Pavillion Dance.

An ongoing project to produce three minute radio conversations between professional dancers and older people participating in dance activities. The recordings are taking place with leading dance organisations across the south west.

There’s a real insight into the transformative effect that dance can have within these words.