In a freelance capacity I develop and deliver a wide range of workshops for a variety of differing ages and client groups, working across education, healthcare and community sectors.
Currently, I also run QClub at QUAD, Derby - a group for children and young people aged 5-18 years old, who are on the autistic spectrum, who are disabled, or who have additional support needs.
Developing projects alongside the children and young people at QClub, I am passionate about showcasing their talents through a variety of differing digital and creative media. By positioning young people at the top of the artistic food-chain as makers of meaning, rather than as passive consumers, I strive to show that contemporary art is a useful, and powerful, tool to develop confidence, self esteem and resilience.
I have delivered papers on my participatory work with children and young people at numerous conferences including QUAD, The National Gallery and SEN Network conferences.