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Young People

Supporting and engaging with the creativity of young people is a central concern of my work as an artist and researcher. My work as an artist has led me to work in many different contexts with young people. Including: working as a resident digital artists at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital; running monthly performance workshops with young people at the ICA;

video making workshops with young dancers and musicians in Oxford and Perm, Russia; creative play and animation workshops at the Oasis Play Venture in London, and creative performance workshops at major UK festivals including Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury Festival.

Organisations worked with include:

Festival Workshops

Teaching, Young People

As part of my teaching and performance practices I have worked with and lead workshops for the last 10 years at festivals around the UK including: Boom Town, Secret Garden Party, Glastonbury Festival and Shambala Festival . Over the years…

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ICA – Performance Art Workshops

chrisandkeir, Front Page, Teaching, Young People

Keir Williams and artist Chris Poolman developed a series of workshops devised in response to the ICA’s main gallery programme. For the Super Perruque workshop we asked young people to pretend to be ICA cleaners as a means to slowly create our own…

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The Gallery Life Project (We Forgot the Lot @ Tate Britain)

chrisandkeir, Front Page, Practice, Teaching, Young People

Artist Chris Poolman and myself playfully reworked William H. Whyte’s seminal urban studies text The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, for children with Tourette’s Syndrome and associated conditions as part of Touretteshero & Tate Britain’s event We Forgot The Lot! For the Gallery…

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