Skills: Photography. Digital imaging. Digital video and editing. Website design. DVD and CD authoring. Interactive Powerpoint presentations. Poster & leaflet design. Large scale visual installations. Community & youth engagement.
DOB: 7th July 1969 Age last birthday: 38
Full Driving Licence.
Current Enhanced CRB Check
May 2006 – Present: Freelance Digital Media Producer
O Levels Art, Biology, Maths, English
Associateship: Cornerstone Strategies. Website link
Durham City Council. Durham County Council. Darlington Borough Council. Sedgefield Borough Council. Durham City Arts. Teesdale District Council. Helix Arts. Youth Inclusion Service. The Chambers, London. Durham County. Durham University. Northumbria University. Age Concern. Durham Artists Forum. 12 Villages Network, Durham.
February – April 2003 Sherburn Road Theatre
August – September 2003 Durham Literature
June – July 2004 Film Making project at
Cheveley Park Primary School, Durham,
January 2004 Durham Visioning project
March 2004 Learning Skills Partnership photographic
January 2005 Sensory Trail Project
April 2005 - April 2006 Fowlers Yard Artists Workspaces
Manager - Part Time
July 2005 - October 2005 Radio Home Front Recall Project - Outline: A collaboration of video projection, sound sampling and drama, based on the importance of radio during the Second World War. This intergenerational project involved over 80 young people in three villages and schools in Durham City. My role was Production Manager, Video Artist and DVD production editor. I worked alongside a drama director and sound artist in each of the villages, with the young people developing skills in video and photography production. The project was showcased at the Gala Theatre, Durham.
September 2005 - Outline: Intergenerational digital photography and manipulation course at Wheatley Hill Community Centre I.T. Suite. An Age Concern project working with younger and older members of the village to create a digital photographic banner for display in the new extension of the centre.
January - February 2006) Outline: Youth Audio / Visual Project working with the County Youth Inclusion Service to engage a youth group who are classed as at risk of offending, in video and sound production to create a projection piece for a Youth Music showcase event at the Gala Theatre.
February - November 2006 Role: Project Manager. Rain from the Hometown Chinese elderly project in Durham. Outline: Commissioned by Durham City Arts, I was the manger and photographer for a £60,000 Heritage Lottery Fund project to create a bi-lingual book, video and exhibition, launched at the Oriental Museum in Durham. The purpose was to capture the history and experiences of immigrant elderly Chinese to the North East region and explain to the wider community their traditions, beliefs and the heritage they brought with them. The project also involved co-ordinating creative workshops with local young members of the Chinese community, who produced a video showcase using the oral histories of the elderly group.
August 2006 - November 2007 Outline: The Durham Necklace Park was the first project to come out of the 2020 Durham City Visioning process. Working with Cornerstone Strategies, I developed aspects of awareness and capacity building for the park, with a role to engage young people and local communities.
grew to Assistant Producer of ‘Mapping the Necklace’, a four
day event along the 12 mile stretch of the