Alistair has over 25 years of experience making collaborative sculptural artworks. He works with a range of tools and materials to construct, cast and carve and specialises in group participation in making sculptures that enhance places and bring joy.
Alistair has a BA in Sculpture at Chelsea School of art and an MA at the Royal College of Art and his work can be seen in various community spaces across London.
Alistair has also worked with schools over the last ten years to produce large collaborative sculptures.
Sarah has worked as a participatory artist in education for over twenty years. She co-directed Arts charity Cloth Of Gold for many years which is now known as Social Fabric. She is highly experienced at leading, coordinating and delivering inclusive, high-quality participatory art/textile workshops in many different settings and have created pieces of work with groups that have hung in venues such as St Pauls Cathedral and The Tate Gallery.
Mark Wallinger is a British artist, best known for his sculpture for the empty fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, Ecce Homo, and State Britain, a recreation at Tate Britain of Brian Haw’s protest display outside parliament. He won the Turner Prize in 2007 for his work State Britain.
Alexander Newley is a leading contemporary artist, writer and teacher known on both sides of the Atlantic for his iconic portrait paintings of major figures in the Arts including Gore Vidal, Billy Wilder, Christopher Reeve, Oliver Stone and Steven Berkoff. His portrait of America’s infamous polemicist and wit, Vidal, and his dramatic triple-portrait of Actor, Activist and former star of Superman, Christopher Reeve, imprisoned in his life-supporting wheelchair, form part of the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery at The Smithsonian in Washington DC. Alexander is a fantastic teacher and has had great influence in bringing out confidence and self-belief in students when producing art.
Emma is an illustrator and Art and Design lecturer who is passionate about equality in education. She has recently completed her Masters in Design Illustration where she spent 2 years researching and testing illustration workshops in schools. Since finishing her Masters, Emma has set up the amazing Story Drawing Club, a social enterprise that aims to engage children from a wide range of backgrounds in story writing and drawing activities to improve diversity in children’s stories and inspire potential illustrators and writers.
Armando Alemdar is an artist and cofounder of Neomodernism, an artistic movement that places particular importance upon the aesthetic and spiritual attributes of painting. Neomodernism aims to create a new link between art of the 15th and 20th centuries and transcend the media ‘hype’ which now surrounds old master paintings.
Armando is actively working as an art educator and an artist in residence at Alperton Community School in Brent.
Michael Attenborough CBE. D Litt. has been a theatre director for 47 years. For 12 years he was Principal Associate Director and Executive Producer of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he is now an Honorary Associate Artist, and then 11 years as Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre. His freelance work includes productions for the National Theatre, the Royal Court and Chichester, and abroad in Dublin, Brisbane, Washington and twice on Broadway. His work has resulted in a number of awards and West End transfers, culminating in the prestigious Award for Excellence by the International Theatre Institute and the CBE for services to the theatre. He was appointed Director Emeritus of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He teaches there as well as at three Universities, Sussex, Leicester and St Mary’s.
After having worked as an interior designer for twelve years. Pragya decided to shift her focus and trained as an Early Years Teacher. Pragya has always been passionate about art so she combined her creative skills with her training and started to design and deliver creative projects to primary schools and eventually for all age groups.
Her art workshops allow participants to express and experiment with different materials.
Renaud has produced a double bill of performances and workshops that support the wider curriculum. Renaud is an independent choreographer, a member of New Movement Collective and Artistic Director of his own company, with which he has toured to key UK venues including Dance City, Dance East, Pavilion Dance South West and Greenwich Dance. He is an accomplished and sought-after dance teacher and regularly teaches professional companies and vocational schools including Rambert, Ballet Boyz, New Adventures, Rambert School and London Contemporary Dance School.