Freelance Projects and Collaborations
March 2021 - August 2021
With the Norwich Castle Museum, Norfolk Heritage Centre and Kick the Dust, I will be helping to lead a project centred around the women artists of the Norwich School, a regional group of artists from the 19th century.
I will be leading a group of young people to create zines as a creative response to our research on the artists in the Castle Museum's collection, and then collate these into a single publication for the Castle Museum to share.
November 2020 - Ongoing
Upon the opening of the Norwich Zine Library, I have developed an ongoing working relationship with the Heritage team at Norwich Millennium Library.
As part of the 'Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights' exhibition from the British Library, I was part of their celebrations of the Women's Liberation Movement in Norwich. I planned and delivered a public workshop titled 'A Feminist History of Norwich' where I worked with the Local Studies Librarian, Rachel Ridealgh. We went through printed ephemera of Norwich's feminist activism, the history of zines in grassroots, community organising and then created our own zines inspired by this.
August 2020 - Ongoing
As part of my ongoing work as digital literature practitioner for Literature Works, I created a week of zine-making activities to deliver digitally in August 2020. As part of their Quay Words project, I worked with young writers aged 14 to 18 to create their own writing-based zines.
All of the workshops took place over one week with zoom sessions and email correspondence. I supported the young people develop their ideas to make their own zines.
I am currently working on more workshops with Literature Works for Summer 2021.
May 2020 - Ongoing
Over the Covid-19 pandemic, I completed several zine-making workshop videos with YMCA, Creative CoLab and Kick the Dust. These were pre-recorded workshops that required high levels of digital communication, filming and editing skills.
The videos outlined different methods of making zines, their history in political movements, and how you can make your own. Including practical demonstrations of how to make one, how to fill it, how to reproduce it, and also how to engage in your local zine community through zine fairs and zine libraries.
I worked as part of Young Norfolk Arts' annual Young Norfolk Arts Festival (YNAF) – a celebration of creativity and performance by and for young people in Norfolk. I delivered a zine-making workshop with their members and created an interactive zine to engage visitors in the exhibition.
I also created a larger, A5 zine to accompany the exhibition. This included information behind the artworks, curators highlights and insights into the themes in the exhibition.