We are Nicola Balfour-visual artist, Jane Gower visual artist, Gilly Rodgers visual artist, Jon Codd set builder, Ellie Hare filmmaker and Elaine Beard director of Dodgy Clutch theatre Company.
We are a collective of artists and friends who share the vision of high quality art and high quality public engagement .We met fresh from art school at Newcastle Poly in the 80’s on the first North Shields Fish Quay Festival and have since collaborated and supported each other on numerous carnivals, festivals, lantern and community and public art projects.
2015/2016 Nicola Balfour and Jane Gower are working on this Durham Heritage Coast funded project. What you see depends not only on what you look at, but also, on where you look from........an audio project on East Durham coast. See Facebook link
In the summer of 2014 Nicola Balfour and Jane Gower worked with 10 groups in East Durham for East Durham Creates and Beamish Museum to make 4 light and sound pieces which asked the question-‘What do you do that is creative?’ Discussions around the interpretation of what is creative were valuable and explored the richness and diversity of creative endeavour resident in East Durham.