We've been fortunate to work with some fantastic artists and facilitators over the course of the last 4.5 years. Working across various art forms, these Artists have helped us to engage with ArtSpeak members and audiences. This has covered visual arts, crafts, drumming, different genres of photography, poetry, creative writing, an introduction to film making, and singing.
We still have a number of Artists working on the ArtSpeak programme to continue to deliver quality and memorable experiences.
Please see below to find out more about them.
Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts Workshops and Music
Resident Art Tutor
Anna is our resident Art Club teacher. She brings a range of fantastic creative ideas and inspires and teaches art club members in an accessible way. Anna used to deliver sessions on a fortnightly basis, she is now here at 25 Prospect Street on the first Tuesday of the month and the third Tuesday is a member led session. For full details and to see what has happened in the workshops so far visit our ArtSpeak Art Club or Creative Workshops page.
Anna Roebuck is a multimedia Artist with over 18 years of experience. Skilled in a range of art mediums and techniques, Anna also works extensively with recycled plastics.
She owns her own studio, The Making House, in Burton on Trent, where she produces work for commissions, community projects and for private sale. She also delivers high-quality workshops in a range of art and craft techniques.
To view Anna's work click here to view her website.
Mark runs our painting club here at 25 Prospect Street, sessions take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Using the medium of Acrylics, Mark introduces a new project every 3 - 4 sessions. So far the group have studied landscapes, Vermeer and Van Gogh.
Mark is a painter and printmaker who lives in Nottingham, UK. He trained at Chelsea and Camberwell Schools of Art in London, and has an honours degree in Painting and a Masters Degree in Printmaking. He specialises in figure and portrait painting, and also etching. His work is inspired by both the observed world and allegorical subjects.
Elaine runs our weekly art sessions at Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens. She brings an array of creative ideas covering a range of mediums for participants to try and delivers sessions in an encouraging and supportive way. Sessions often take inspiration from the natural surroundings of the gardens and they take place every Friday at 10:30 - 12:00. For more details please visit our Creative Workshops page.
Elaine is a Nottinghamshire based artist who mixes traditional and experimental printmaking process with other media.
Deane is an experienced dance Artist and runs our Cool Company, our new Dance company which began with a short pilot series in April. The Company is now in phase five of workshops and is always open to new members.
Deane is a professional director, choreographer, producer and retired Head of Performing Arts, Leicester College. Founder member of Dance 4, interdisciplinary performance, immersive theatre and live art projects have been funded by Arts Council of England. Productions have toured nationally, and live artwork has been televised, performed in galleries and selected for festivals. The Houdini Club is her professional identity and is a Backlit Gallery Collective.
Artistic Director of Kindred Spirits Theatre Group
Tanya is a trained Actress with over 40 -years’ experience working on stage, television and film. Tanya is the Co-Artistic Director of Meeting Ground Theatre Company, and a member of WONDROUS, a dynamic collective of elder women in Nottingham producing Street Theatre and Puppetry for public engagement.
Tanya is also the Co - Creative Director of DAUGHTER, an Arts Council Intergenerational project produced for the Magdalena International Festival and Nottingham Playhouse.
She worked as workshop leader for Nottingham’s Actors Workshop and has lectured and worked as Theatre Director, Writer, Actress and Social Activist far and wide, collaborating nearer to hometown Nottingham with Actors workshop, Broadway, BAFTA awards, TV Workshop, Trent/ Nottingham Universities, Contemporary, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham Arts Theatre amongst many others.
Just Jamming session facilitator and musician
Joe is a guitarist, teacher, improvisor and composer based in Nottingham. Joe regularly gigs around Nottingham and provides one to one tuition.
Joe leads our monthly Just Jamming night which takes place on the last Tuesday of the month. Joe also runs Perkalator, another improv jam session at JT Soar on the last Thursday of the month.
MERVYN MITCHELL -
ArtSpeak Photography Tutor
Mervyn is a photography educator, he holds an MA in Photography and is an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society.
"I'm not a premeditative photographer, instead I use the images I take during a photoshoot as a starting point to create an eclectic range of images".
Mervyn runs our Photography club, which runs on fortnightly Thursdays 10:30 - 12:30. Skilled in a range of photography styles, Mervyn is encouraging, motivating and supportive. Visit our Creative Workshops page for more details.