I have over 15 years experience as an educator in formal & informal learning environments. I have worked on projects in galleries & museums and with exhibitions and national & regional arts collections including Tate Modern, The RIBA, Bow Arts Trust and The Chisenhale Gallery in London, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead, the Laing Art Gallery and Hatton Gallery in Newcastle.
Reactions to art have always been diverse. Art works can inspire or initiate argument or debate. Objects, artefacts and art works can evoke many different emotions and are valuable tools which can be used to help expand ideas and sentiments that can be difficult to articulate.
I like working with people of all ages who are excited, noisy, curious… I most enjoy when people are willing to ask questions about what they are seeing or doing – no questions are too small or too big, or too silly.
Making, looking at and talking about art is part of what makes us human and is a way to explore and understand the world we live in. My aim as an educator is to facilitate an environment where people feel safe and confident to do that.