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Clare Charles

Clare Charles

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

I co-run several artist projects including Arcade Campfa, madeinroath and Yellow Back Books, as well as making my own work. In autumn 2019 Arcade Campfa will be working on a new project with Gail Howard and Llandough hospital, resulting in an exhibition across both venues.

Beth Pickard

Beth Pickard

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Music

Beth is a music therapist and PhD researcher at the University of South Wales exploring pedagogy of disability. In addition, Beth is also Course Leader for the BA(Hons) in Creative and Therapeutic Arts degree, where visual arts students develop inclusive and participatory practices in the community.

Eleanor Shaw

Eleanor Shaw

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Music, Theatre, Dance, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Digital

PeopleSpeakUp is a social arts and well-being enterprise based in The Ffwrnes Fach, Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli. We work with communities to find their stories through artistic and personal exploration on speak up projects through visual arts, storytelling, creative writing & The Spoken word.

Lara Ward

Lara Ward

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Dance

I’m a freelance movement artist, a collaborative performer maker, and community practitioner. I’m a performer with The Gravida Project, which centres on inviting pregnant dancers and performance artists to explore their inner and outer creativity, with a focus on maternal mental health.

Martin Sotelano

Martin Sotelano

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Photography, Dance, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Digital

The Old Post office Art and Therapy Centre was established here in the Welsh Valleys so that Art, Culture and the Healing Arts can be readily available in solid ways that can be created by and given back to the community. Our desire is to create new exciting artistic experiences.

Wendy Keay-Bright

Wendy Keay-Bright

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Installation Art, Audio Video, Digital, Animation

I am a designer with over two decades of experience in the area of interaction, animation and moving image design, including teaching, research and development, project management, knowledge transfer and public engagement.

Avant Cymru

Avant Cymru

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Painting, Music, Theatre, Dance, Spoken Word

Avant Cymru are a forward thinking theatre company from the south Wales valleys. We create relevant, distinctive theatre, performances, experiences and educational opportunities many of which are based on improving health and well being.

Maria Hayes

Maria Hayes

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Digital

Dr Maria Hayes draws movement, story and music in performance as well as spending time drawing the natural world. With 32 years of experience, in particular of working with people with mental health issues and other forms of disability, Maria knows everyone is a potential artist.

Marion Cheung

Marion Cheung

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Illustration, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Digital

Multi-disciplinary artist, 10 years experience working in community arts; project co-ordinator; trained in life story/oral history collection; creative practitioner. Lead artist for Maindee Stories a textile arts project with a women's group that won the Voluntary Arts Epic Award 2018 for Wales.

Heather Louise Chandler

Heather Louise Chandler

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Live Music Now is the UK’s leading musicians’ development and outreach charity. We provide exceptional live music experiences to people with limited access to the arts, due to disability, illness or social disadvantage.

StillWalks

StillWalks

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Photography, Audio Video

StillWalks is a video resource and system designed to address issues of stress and anxiety and to develop wellbeing. Alastair Duncan, founder of StillWalks, is a visual artist working with sound, photography and tapestry weaving. He has a keen interest in the environment, both natural and man-made.

Alex Bowen

Alex Bowen

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Music, Theatre, Dance, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Mosaic, Ceramic, Digital, Animation

Strategic development, co-ordination and networking skills combined with a person-centred and proactive approach. Supportive and agile organisational and project manager. Proven track record in financial/ budget management and fundraising, with success in securing a wide range of funding streams.

Kira Withers-Jones

Kira Withers-Jones

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art

Ali Franks

Ali Franks

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Spoken Word

Lecturer in Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community at Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David Applied Drama Practitioner. Specialist in using drama as a tool for personal development and emotional health. Chair of Board of Directors for PeopleSpeakUP

Rosemary Elizabeth Graham

Rosemary Elizabeth Graham

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Poetry, Other

Practising Painter / Textile Artist, Facilitator, Speaker, Life Coach, Life Musician, (assoc: member of Music Chichester University - Life Music, Professor Rod Paton), Yoga Teacher, Published Poet / Writer & Lapidus member. A/H Workshops LAH, SWAH, NW ARTS & HEALTH, ARTS AND HEALTH CYMRU, SPAN, NFS

Andrew Clement

Andrew Clement

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Painting, Music, Audio Video, Digital

Musician and graphic designer. Manage Welsh Ambulance Service patient-storytelling programme and design pictorial educational resources. Interested how the Welsh Ambulance Service can evolve it’s engagement practice to more actively participate in the wider Arts and Health agenda in Wales.

Lara Ward

Lara Ward

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Dance

I'm an older people's project worker and practitioner for Motion Control Dance, in Barry and across the Vale of Glamorgan. We are currently delivering movement sessions in Care Homes and Day Centres, focused on improving health and well-being and increasing participation levels and mobility.

Heather Parnell

Heather Parnell

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Other

heatherparnell.wordpress.com Heather is a visual and public artist who has many roles in Arts and Health, including Artist in Residence at Cwm Taf University Health Board.

Laura Oliver

Laura Oliver

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Theatre

Creative Learning Coordinator at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 1st class honors BA in Performance Studies from Aberystwyth University LAMDA Tutor

Emma Beynon

Emma Beynon

Creative Practitioners | Location: Mid Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Poetry, Digital

Emma leads creative writing workshops for Health and Wellbeing. She has managed projects for Bath Festivals and Peak, with funding from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Children In Need. Emma has witnessed the positive impact of creative writing to shape lives and develop confidence.

Chris Monk

Chris Monk

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Theatre

Drama practitioner and educator with experience of working with children from 5 to 18. Passionate about the application of performance to develop communication, creativity, collaboration, confidence and critical thinking.

Michele Heidi Sutton

Michele Heidi Sutton

Creative Practitioners | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Other

I am an independent artist/teacher with many years experience working in community arts. I currently teach a variety of creative courses and workshops including: mindful, slow stitching; easy handmade books; pyrography; mono and block printmaking. I also offer a Creative Confidence Coaching service.

Sue EL Davies

Sue EL Davies

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Music, Theatre, Dance, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Mosaic, Ceramic, Digital, Animation

Highly experienced cultural sector professional. Expertise: creative programming, delivery of events, activities, exhibition development, partnership development and programming, formal learning, lifelong learning, strategic arts management, fundraising, interpretation, project management, evalua

Beverly Belshaw

Beverly Belshaw

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Other

I am an artist and art therapist. I work with children and adults alike, using mosaics, silk painting, textiles and mixed media art. I believe my commitment to both professions inform my practice bye creating a balance that is fundamental to the work I do with others.

Victoria Malcolm

Victoria Malcolm

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting

Specialisms:painting, drawing and colour use, basic printmaking. Active as voluntary art assistant in Oriel Myrddin Carmarthen and PwerdyPowerhouse Llandysul. Welsh learner moderately fluent. Experience in home education, manager of Popty, Triangle Network international artist workshop in Wales.

Aimee's Friday Art Group

Aimee's Friday Art Group

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Illustration, Sculpture, Mixed Media

16/01/15 was the first ever Aimee’s Friday art group held at The Artisans Collective in Prestatyn. Our aim is to bring people together, share ideas, techniques, socialise, make arts/crafts, have fun & enhance lives through art.The group is open to anyone regardless of artistic ability or experience

Lorna Bates

Lorna Bates

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Mixed Media

I have a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art, an MA in Art Practice from Glyndwr University and am currently on a PGCE in post compulsory education. Having worked as a caregiver for the elderly, I have realised that I would like to work with the elderly in an arts capacity.

Lora Morgan

Lora Morgan

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Mixed Media, Other

I'm a young community artist based in North West Wales. I love working with the elderly - within community art groups and focusing on mental health/wellbeing. I usually work with textiles and mixed media. I also own a handmade crafts shop in Caernarfon where I run craft for wellbeing workshops.

David Rhys Webber

David Rhys Webber

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Photography, Music, Digital

I've been working as a photographer for 20 years. In the last ten years I have been working in arts and health settings, delivering workshops to various health boards.

Juliette Salter

Juliette Salter

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Music, Literature, Mosaic, Ceramic

I am a fine artist, voice leader and musician. I teach community arts and crafts for all ages, singing for breathing for the British lung foundation and singing for wellbeing. My background is in complementary health. My own art practice is primarily as a painter in mixed mediums and as a singer.

Penny Alexander

Penny Alexander

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Installation Art, Literature

I'm a visual artist and use text based mediums such as typewriters to record people's shared stories & memories. Following residencies with participants on acute wards several pieces of my art have been commissioned for hospital corridors. I also am a "phase 2" cARTrefu artist working in care homes

Aimee Renée Colville

Aimee Renée Colville

Creative Practitioners | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media

About Aimee's Friday Art Group From 16th January 2015 i started a community art group based at Artisans Collective,The old Library Heritage centre in Prestatyn. Back then it was just a simple short term venture but today it has grown into an amazing inclusive hub of Creativity& friendship

Vicky Guise

Vicky Guise

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Music

Vicky is a music therapist, musician and music teacher based in Cardiff. She is the chair and co-founder of Harmoni Cymru CIC, bringing live music and music therapy to hospitals and care settings in South Wales.

Celf-Able

Celf-Able

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Ceramic

Disabled-led inclusive art group in Montgomeryshire.

Tanya Dower (Music Now)

Tanya Dower (Music Now)

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Music, Installation Art

MUSIC NOW use music and sound as a therapeutic vehicle for exploring creativity to enhance learning, manage health, and live longer happier lives! And we have FUN! Whether individual, group or organisation, we can design and deliver tailor made lessons and sessions with participants of all ages.

R. Lyle Skains

R. Lyle Skains

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Literature, Digital, Other

A Senior Lecturer in Digital Writing at Bangor Uni, Lyle conducts practice-based research in writing, reading/playing, and publishing transmedia narratives. She is PI on the arts & health project "Infectious Storytelling", Co-I on the arts & science project "You & CO2" (both Welsh Crucible-funded).

Celf-Able

Celf-Able

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Ceramic

Celf-Able is an inclusive art group run by disabled artists in Powys. We are disabled- and artist-led, but open to all ages and abilities, artists and people who just want to have a go at art. We meet in Newtown, Machynlleth, Welshpool, Llanfair Caereinion and Caersws.

Pauline Down

Pauline Down

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Music, Theatre, Other

Pauline Down is a singer & composer who currently leads choirs in South Wales and singing workshops and holidays internationally. She pioneered an award winning arts in health training programme in North Wales and has many years experience of leading arts in health trainings, projects and workshops.

Emma Baker

Emma Baker

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Sculpture, Ceramic

I am a former secondary school art teacher who now runs a ceramics business and works as a freelance practitioner in schools. I am inspired by body positivity and the beautiful Welsh countryside.

Age Cymru / Gwanwyn

Age Cymru / Gwanwyn

Age Cymru is the largest charity working with and for older people in Wales. Our vision is to create an age friendly Wales. Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.

Angela Rogers

Angela Rogers

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Illustration, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Ceramic

I am the Wales Coordinator for Engage - Engage Cymru - the leading membership organisation for visual arts and gallery education. I also coordinate WAHWN organising training and networking events pan Wales.

Jon Ratigan

Jon Ratigan

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Painting, Illustration, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Digital

I work across a variety of media from painting, through 3D to experimental video. I am particularly interested in bringing digital art making possibilities into care settings and in using virtual reality technology to aid reminiscence. I am currently an artist on Age Cymru’s CARTrefu project.

Christina Thatcher

Christina Thatcher

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature

I am a Creative Writing Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University with research interests in the role of creative writing as a therapeutic intervention. I have led hundreds of writing for wellbeing workshops in schools and communities. I am also a member of the Literature Wales Management Board.

Ben Walker

Ben Walker

Creative Practitioners | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales

Area of Art: Photography

Full time freelance professional photographer. I have worked with Bangor University & Pontio for over a decade on a wide range of photographic services. Primarily events coverage as well as academic showcase, promotional, documentary & arts coverage, especially with countless & varied Pontio events.

Pip Lewis

Pip Lewis

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Ceramic, Digital, Animation

Pip Lewis is a founder and Director of spacetocreate, a leading Pembrokeshire-based visual arts organisation. Holding a Post-graduate diploma in Art Psychotherapy and BA Hons in Fine Art from Reading University, Pip has taken a lead in delivering a wide range of arts, health and wellbeing projects.

Gill St John Griffiths

Gill St John Griffiths

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Other

Arts and Well Being Creative Practitioner. Initiating and facilitating co-created and co-produced projects. Sharing visual stories, supporting community connection, combating isolation, promoting creative ownership. Mentor - supporting professional Artists and Designers, Startups and Graduates.

Celf o Gwmpas

Celf o Gwmpas

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Installation Art, Sculpture, Spoken Word, Mosaic, Animation

Our purpose is: 'Creating social inclusion, inspiring artistic ambition & providing a recourse for the wider community'. We: Run arts & health projects for socially excluded groups; support, train & mentor artists, especially outsider & artists w/ disabilities & provide space & network for artists

Valley and Vale Community Arts

Valley and Vale Community Arts

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Music, Theatre, Dance, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Digital, Animation

Valley and Vale is committed to providing access to a range of creative activities and interventions that will enable a diverse range of people to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Prue Thimbleby

Prue Thimbleby

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Spoken Word

Prue has been leading the Arts in Health Team for Swansea Bay Health Board since 2012. As part of her role she has established an extensive digital patient story programme. Prue is also a freelance Artist and she was a midwife. Her passion is for the people to thrive and have their voices heard.

Ray Hobbs

Ray Hobbs

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Photography, Illustration, Mixed Media, Digital

Graduate Documentary Photographer, experienced in respectfully representing communities and individuals in their home and other environments. A body of work on the loneliness & depression of men & their journey into environment of Men’s Shed Cymru. Photo-documented Engage Cymru Dementia workshops.

Aimee Renee

Aimee Renee

Creative Practitioners | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Illustration, Mixed Media

I'm a Community Artist/Voluntary Art Grp Coordinator. I have also worked as a creative activities coordinator at Park lodge residential care home. My Art group helps improve peoples lives, health & wellbeing & reduces social isolation. I work alongside Prestatyn Iachs OT & GPs social prescribing network

Mel Roberts

Mel Roberts

Creative Practitioners | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Mixed Media, Mosaic

My passion for mosaic began 6 years ago and I love recycling materials and vibrant colours. My business is Mazin Mosaics selling North Wales. As an enthusiastic reative practitioner I have worked with the elderly, local community & art groups, men & women's sheds and learning disabilities adults.

Yvonne Murphy & Omidaze Productions

Yvonne Murphy & Omidaze Productions

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre

Yvonne Murphy is a theatre director, creative producer and creative practitioner with nearly 30 years experience of using drama and theatre to create positive social change. An ACW Creative Agent, Yvonne also runs Omidaze Productions which creates bespoke training, workshops, projects & productions.

Tara H Dean

Tara H Dean

Creative Practitioners | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Illustration, Mixed Media, Ceramic

Community Artist I deliver experimental workshops. Exploring materials through illustration and printmaking. Inspired by working collaboratively on a ceramic wall mural in 2002.I now adapt screen printing stencil practice to develop, explore and transform ideas with all in the community.

Sarah Pogoda

Sarah Pogoda

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Other

I'm a Lecturer in German Studies at Bangor University, and my research areas explore Artistic Research, Institutional Critique, Avant Garde Performance Art and Theatre. As Artistic Research I pursue interventions, Happenings, and Participatory Performances.

 Pod Clare

Pod Clare

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Other

25 happy years experience delivering participatory arts projects, large and small, in many art forms with any partners. Longstanding Chairperson of HAUL Arts in Health.

Susan Liggett

Susan Liggett

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Installation Art, Digital

Susan is a visual artist, researcher and curator. She has organized exhibitions, chaired conferences and published work on the interface of art/science. She is a member of the Royal Cambrian and is Associate Dean for Research at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

Carol Downes

Carol Downes

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Illustration, Mixed Media, Other

I am a Community Art Tutor and Artist/Crafter/Designer. I enjoy colour and texture in my work, and I love to inspire others to get creative. My specialism is Batiking, mixed up with freestyle stitching and layering. I enjoy working collaboratively, and coming up with the unexpected.

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