Antoine Mouqoud, Lapin Blac
Antoine is a multimedia developer with an interest in animation, generative arts and interesting interactions. Working mainly with html/JS to create website and online experiences, Antoine aims to bring a different approach to online presence. In the past, he’s worked with Flash to create websites and games. Very willing to explore new technologies, Antoine is keen to find a project that allows him to dive right into VR and AR through Unity. Antoine is always happy to give technical feedback on any project/ideas (as crazy as they can be!). Check out his website to get in touch!
Chloe Garner, Ledbury Poetry Festival
As artistic director of Ledbury Poetry Festival, Chloe’s role is focused on programming, hosting events and commissioning new works that combine poetry with other art forms, such as Fair Field with Penned in the Margins. Chloe loves projects that create open platforms for participation, such as the Welcome to the Hills project with LPF’s Troubadour of the Hills. With a particular interest in international literature and translation, Chloe has worked on various projects including Versopolis, a Creative Europe platform that seeks to translate and promote ‘emerging’ poets and 7 Airs with Feral Productions. Chloe also works on placing poets in schools and creating opportunities for children to hear, write and perform poetry. Always on the look-out for interesting and inspiring ways to present, promote and celebrate poetry, Chloe is always open to collaboration.
Claire Coache, Open Sky
Claire is a theatre maker, a Herefordian of 10 years and a mum. Delighted to be part of the Invisible Arts Network, Claire is currently exploring how to incorporate, inform and transform theatre practice with digital developments. Before founding Open Sky, Claire was a founding partner and Co-Artistic Director of RedCape Theatre. At Redcape she conceived, devised and performed The Idiot Colony (Fringe First, Total Theatre Award). She directed From Newbury With Love at the Newbury Corn Exchange and developed 1 Beach Road. Claire has also directed for Limbik Theatre, The Harbour (2010 Prague Festival Creative Award) and with Jammy Voo, she created and performed Something Blue.
JAIME JACKSON, SALT ROAD
Jaime Jackson is a moving image/digital & relational artist and visual art producer. His work explores the gap, distance and separation from the natural world that many people experience today- particularly in busy metropolis. Jaime collaborates with scientists and researchers within the Biophilic City Network to develop methodologies of practice around process based Biomimicry and Biophilia. Engaging communities in digital environmental projects through relational practice, Jaime stages digital and traditional interventions in this gap, to re-imagine or re‐connect these biomimicry connections with nature via contemporary art.
ESTELLE VAN WaRMELO, FERAL PRODUCTIONS
Estelle is the founding Artistic Director of the site-specific, multidisciplinary production company Feral Productions, which she launched in 2009 with writer Megan Barker following ACE funded producer training. Her prior twenty years in theatre were spent largely in the dark, directing text-based plays of many natures and sizes; from 40-strong youth theatre, to intimate studio two-handers. Every year she grapples with the monster that is the Courtyard panto, now in its tenth season. Estelle has produced all of Feral’s productions and with an early background as a theatre technician in Scotland, she has a particular penchant for creatively messing about with gadgets; largely to feed her creative interest in sensory processing. Through those studies she has attained qualifications in hypnotherapy and the practice of therapeutic sound.
LISLE TURNER, OPEN SKY, WRAPT FILMS
Lisle Turner is a writer, director and producer for film, television and theatre. Lisle runs two production companies: Wrapt Films with producer and business partner Martina Klich and Open Sky Theatre with artistic director and life partner Claire Coaché. Lisle likes to tell stories that create empathy in audiences, in the hope we might all be a wee bit nicer to each other. The medium may change but the motivation is the same. Curious about how technology can increase and diversify audiences (while simultaneously enhancing their experience), Lisle is particularly interested in collaborations involving 3D, VR, AR and digital projection.
NICK BROWn, mash cinema, hca
Nick Joined Hereford College of Arts in 2005, and works in the IT department as a Technical Demonstrator Specialist focusing on moving image, digital audio and screen based media. Nick also runs a visual arts company called MASH Cinema with his brother Dan and have gained recognition for visual performances working with artists, musicians and DJs at events, clubs and festivals throughout Europe. MASH Cinema work with film, animation, graphics and typography, mixing digital and traditional techniques to create live visuals and cinematic audiovisual performances.
MAIREAD MCVEIGH, hca
Mairead McVeigh is a digital, relational and performance artist who uses traditional methods of making (combined with relational practice) and presents them as immersive digital, virtual and augmented reality installations. Mairead’s work explores the conflict narrative within Northern Ireland, via social research methods and contrasting data against witness testimony to create illusory installations. Placing herself as a female artist born in Belfast at the end of the troubles, her work focuses on questioning current social events and how they reverberate past events within Northern Ireland and the UK.
PHILLIPPA SLINGER, ledbury poetry festival
Phillippa is one third of Ledbury Poetry Festival and can offer all sorts of know-how on managing the logistics of large scale projects, including Arts Council Englans and other funding streams. Phillippa also manages a vibrant community programme along with hundreds of volunteers and Ledbury Poetry Festival internships.
REBECCA FARKAS, meadow arts
Rebecca Farkas is a visual artist, using light and colour to investigate ideas of transformation in photography, video, large and small-scale projections. Rebecca’s work responds to places, stories, imagery and people, often in site-specific, temporary installations. Rachel grew up in the circus, moving between towns and was educated on the road, which inspired a fascination with ‘the show’ and the transformation of different places and spaces. Rebecca is also representing Meadow Arts as part of IAN, in her role as Marketing & Engagement Manager.
TIM EVANS, powerhouse
Tim is a multidisciplinary theatre-maker and Artistic Director of Powerhouse - a Herefordshire company passionate about developing creative talent in the region and producing high quality theatre experiences for local and national audiences.
Having trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and later Co-founding The Factory in London; his twenty-plus years of theatre-making have seen him develop his multidisciplinary approach, which (depending on the project) includes directing, writing, acting, devising, running workshops, running theatre companies, and forming tribes of creative people. Tim launched Powerhouse Academy in 2018; providing acting training and professional development for talent in the region.
Toni Cook, shypp
Toni is a freelance creative Practitioner, Director and Project Manager who has been making work for 25 years. Her practice enables others to explore and find their creative voice through a wide variety of media, using story and experience at its core. Participants with little or no access to high quality arts/digital experiences are of particular interest and she’s had a lot of experience in working with those who are considered hard to engage. Toni is keen to explore digital opportunities that will deepen creative experiences and performance.
Ian abbot, 2faced dance company
Ian is an independent producer and writer who specialises in artist development, programming and building strategic partnerships across organisations in different industries and working across Asia. Ian has been a trustee, lead and held senior management roles in a number of UK based cultural organisations including; Creative Dundee, Pavilion Dance South West, Citymoves Dance Agency and the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora. He is currently the Executive Director/Joint CEO of 2Faced Dance Company. His skills, drivers and collaborative interests include access and representation, video games, interactive experiences and narrative adventures, GIF reviewing, Design Thinking and exposing the mechanics of creative processes.
antonia koop, corncutter games
Antonia builds highly dynamic, innovative and ground breaking ventures that redefine companies, markets and even societies. Described as an art, not a science, Antonia’s group of innovative technology companies is built on the belief that technology can help to solve many critical problems, to create lasting change and address the complex challenges of the 21st century.
Antonia firmly believes that it’s our human imagination that blazes trails, breaks new ground, rewrites the rules of gaming and paves the way into the future. Everything else is just for fun!
Emma posey, bloc
Emma is an artist, creative producer and educator and has worked with creative technology for over 25 years, establishing the network ‘bloc’ in 1998 to explore the potential of digital technology on artistic practice.
Using a number of engagement approaches, Emma collaborates with other creative technologists, young people and professionals/organisations on shared ideation, physical computing and celebrating emerging technologies. She harnessing nascent technology to explore, contemplate and improve the world we live in. She lives and works in the Welsh hills and is particularly keen on ‘wild technology’ - utilising digital technology to explore place and rurality. Her recent interests include the IoT (Internet of Things), Augmented Reality and Data Visualisation.
sophie motley, pentabus theatre company
Sophie is Artistic Director at Pentabus. Sophie studied at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, Dublin, and trained on Rough Magic’s SEEDS 3 and the National Theatre Studio Director’s Programme. She founded WillFredd Theatre and was Associate Director of Rough Magic in Dublin. Her recent Directing work includes Millions of Years (ENO Baylis), BEES!, Jockey, CARE, FOLLOW, FARM (WillFredd Theatre), Tejas Verdes, Vincent River (Prime Cut) The Sleeping Queen (Wexford Festival Opera), Everything Between Us, Plaza Suite (Rough Magic). Sophie was also Staff Director at English National Opera and Resident Assistant Director at the Abbey Theatre.
anthony (murf) murphy, livewire hereford + beefy boys
Antony Murphy is a HCA grad, chef, musician, community activist and has shared the stage with the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Groove Armada, brought the Wu-Tang to Hereford and helped create the Official Best Burger In The World.
Murf has been living, working and being creative in Hereford nearly his whole life. From The Jailhouse to Beefy Boys, Livewire Hereford + youth engagement, Murph is integral to the creative scene in Herefordshire.
andrew purvin, the fetch theatre company
Andrew is an internationaly renowned puppeteer and puppet maker who studied Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University, where he co-wrote, directed and designed his first production, 'Diggle and The Devil', with Game of Thrones actor Paul Kay. Andrew was also co-artistic Director of Pentabus Theatre for 7 years, where he designed and produced touring shows, educational packages and developed large scale site-specific residencies. Also a Theatre Designer, Andrew has designed for many professional companies, including the Birmingham REP, Foursight, Black Country Touring, The Watermill, Chol Theatre and About Face.
Adrian Lambert, Hay Festival
Adrian is Chief of Staff at Hay Festival. He has had an extensive career in the creative industries, from managing high profile arts organisations to delivering multi-annual creative programmes; from producing festivals to devising large scale participatory arts projects; from directing productions with communities in cities, town and villages to making innovative new work for contemporary arts centres; from leading workshops in schools, colleges and universities to directing theatre for main house stages and site specific spaces.
He was the Artistic Director of Rural Media’s pioneering digital media programme, described by Lord Puttnam as “an inspiration to communities everywhere as to what they can achieve with film”, has worked for the BBC in TV, radio, programme development and online, and received commissions from The Third Eye Centre, CCA, LIFT, Battersea Arts Centre, Arnolfini, Chapter Arts, The ICA and National Review of Live Art and won a Barclays New Stages award for innovative performance. He is an Artistic Advisor for Peak, a Wales based NPO, and a Board member for Feral Productions.