Antoine Mouqoud, Lapin Blac
I'm a multimedia developer with interest in animation, generative arts and interesting interactions. I work mainly with html/JS these days to create website and online experiences and try to bring a different approach to online presence. In the past I've worked a lot with Flash to create websites and games. I'm very willing to explore new technologies (like VR and AR through Unity) and I just need the project that will allow me to dive right into those subjects. I'd be happy to give a technical feedback on any project/ideas as crazy as they can be.
Chloe Garner, Ledbury Poetry Festival
As artistic director of Ledbury Poetry Festival my role is focused on programming and hosting events and commissioning new works that combine poetry with other art forms, such as Fair Field with Penned in the Margins. I am keen on projects that create open platforms for participation, such as the current Welcome to the Hills project with LPF’s Troubadour of the Hills. I have a particular interest in international literature and translation and have worked on various projects including Versopolis, a Creative Europe platform that seeks to translate and promote ‘emerging’ poets and 7 Airs with Feral Productions. I also work 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!
Claire Coache, Open Sky
I’m a theatre maker, a Herefordian of 10 years and a mum. I’m delighted to be part of the Invisible Arts Network. I’m exploring how to incorporate, inform and transform our theatre practice with digital developments.
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.
His moving image works focuses on the embodiment of nature through Biomimicry, working with dancers and yoga teachers to create moving image installations and architectural projections that reconnect us to nature.
ESTELLE VAN WORMELO, 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. Prior to that her 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 with her at the helm.
A honing of the company’s identity in 2015 brought about the subtle but significant shift in emphasis from the breadth of ‘site-specific’ to the focus of ‘site-inspired’ and therein a heritage strand of the company was born…
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 which she has studied at length. Through those studies she has attained qualifications in hypnotherapy and the practice of therapeutic sound.
LISLE TURNER, OPEN SKY, WRAPT FILMS
Lisle Turner. I’m a writer, director and producer for film, television and theatre. I run two production companies: Wrapt Films with my producer and business partner Martina Klich and Open Sky Theatre with artistic director and life partner Claire Coaché. I like 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. I’m interested in how technology can increase and diversify audiences while simultaneously enhancing their experience. I’m particularly interested in collaborations involving 3D, VR, AR and digital projection.
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.
After studying Art & Design at HCA Nick went on to work in the music industry as a musician and live music promoter based in Cardiff, booking bands for St David’s Hall and other venues throughout the city. Then followed a few years as the production manager and in-house graphic designer for JazzUK, an ACE funded national music magazine based in London with a circulation of 30,000. Nick still works as a freelance graphic designer today.
Nick also runs a visual arts company called MASH Cinema with his brother Dan (an ex-lecturer at HCA) MASH Cinema promote art, film and music through their events nationally and internationally. They 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.
Nick is also a resident VJ at Freerotation audio / visual festival, he also has many years of experience as a freelance film maker / animator, working with young people throughout Herefordshire.
Nick is also an evening class tutor at HCA, teaching Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe Indesign CC, Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X.
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 places audiences into engaging environments which encompass elements of conducted interviews and personal testimonials that challenge mainstream media bias about documented historical events.
Mairead graduated from her BA(Hons) Fine Art in 2017 and then her Masters of Fine Art in 2018, both at the Hereford College of Arts. Her work explores the narrative of the conflict within Northern Ireland through social research methods and contrasts the data against witness testimony to create illusory installations. Placing herself as a female artist within this history who was born in Belfast at the end of the troubles, her work focuses on questioning current social events as they occur and how they create reverberations of past events within Northern Ireland and the UK. Conflict, reconciliation and revisiting sites of trauma are explored through a combined network of appropriated images, objects and documents, as well as creating new environments with new digital medias.
Mairead’s practice is inspired by and investigates digital culture and aesthetics which are born from our growing relationship with technology and the internet as a source of misinformation and control. It observes hegemony, power struggle, political rebuttal and history as portrayed by media devices.
‘The hyper-real and hyper-speed that politics and globalization are beginning to take effect are phenomenal. The prevailing political landscape of Ireland throughout my upbringing gave me an insight into isolation and polarization where truths are lost to media representation. By utilising digital mediums, I ask audiences to partake in works and experience an alternate perspective on the digital, post-truth age.’
I’m one third of Ledbury Poetry Festival and can offer all sorts of know-how on managing the logistics of large scale projects, including ACE and other funding streams. I also manage a vibrant community programme, hundreds of volunteers and the LPF internships.
Rebecca Farkas is a visual artist, using light and colour to investigate ideas of transformation in photography, video, large and small-scale projections.
Focussing on the details of objects and working with light, the most mundane materials may reveal a hidden beauty. Rebecca’s work responds to places, their stories, imagery and people, often in site-specific, temporary installations. You could think of it as ‘painting’ a three-dimensional space with imagery: the atmosphere of a space is changed through projecting images into it.
Rebecca grew up in the circus, moving between towns and being educated on the road: this inspired a fascination with ‘the show’ and the transformation of different places and spaces. After moving to Herefordshire with her family, Rebecca completed a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Herefordshire College of Arts as a mature student.
Rebecca is also representing Meadow Arts as part of IAN, in her role as Marketing & Engagement Manager.
Tim is a multidisciplinary theatre-maker.
He is 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 has 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.