Creative Art Collaboration
Since 2011 I've had an interest in artists working together on shared projects - these projects have inspired and informed my professional work on collaboration in organisations at Let's Go
The Mixup is 41 artists from six cities getting all mixed up in each others' creative process. There are 5-10 artists in each of: Beirut, Cape Town, Istanbul, LA, London and Medellín. Each artist starts a piece of artwork, a second artist works on it, and a third artist finishes it. After local shows in each city, the global tour started at Camberwell Arts Festival, then Istanbul's Space Debris, Cape Town, and LA. #GlobalMixup
The Airmail Project
The Airmail Project was a global art experiment: 16 artists from 16 countries, collaborating by post. Each artwork was started, worked on and completed by a different artist, so every artist helps create three final pieces. I started the project in 2014 with Lara Salmon - our first show was in LA in October 2014, before heading to Beirut in January 2015, London in June 2015 for the Camberwell Arts Festival, and Istanbul for July/August 2015. The work travelled 260,000 miles.
Explore the project
"Way beyond home"
Andile Dyalvane from South Africa > Nini Sum from China > Rosie Cooper from New Zealand
United Verses / 译站
I am proud to have been part of initiating this Shanghai based cross-cultural poetry exchange in 2011. Running for five years, UV brought together Chinese-language and English-language poets to translate and perform each other's work. Check out www.unitedverses.com or buy the anthology.
A creative exploration of our physicality - each month of 2015 a diverse set of creatives will reflect on a different part of the body - project initiated with Sarah Lowe.
See the project here
Take It & Run
A 40-person cross-genre creative collaboration in response to the Pen Paper Pause sketches. I invited people with a creative appetite to take one of my sketches, and run with it, using their own individual style and whatever medium they wanted. We had a project showcase in January 2011 for all the wonderful work – from ilustration to upholstery, from sculpture to song - which you can now enjoy online.
Food & Ideas
A series of supper clubs taking on the full potential of supper. We start with a strong theme. Becky Claydon and Paul Turner build great menus. Rosie Cooper decorates a fantastic location. And I garnish the evening with words to take us deeper into our idea.
So far: Thanks, From the Darkness, The Ground
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