SELECTED PARTICIPATORY PROJECTS AS FACILITATOR

2015 - Nimble Arts, Holiday Club, London
Nimble Arts runs unique creative holiday courses for primary aged children (4-11) aimed at giving young people a chance to widen their experience in music, drama, film making, arts and crafts and storytelling while learning new skills and, most importantly, having fun.

2013 - 2014 - Creative Workshops
Creative Workshops takes arts and film making workshops into schools, arts centres, community groups, museums, festivals and events. Workshops are run by experienced artists and animators.

2013 - 2014 - All Our Children, Kabale, Uganda
Running photography workshops for various schools and organisations in Kabale through All Our Children, a UK based charity which has for objectives to advance the education and student support in selected schools in South West Uganda through school partnerships.

2012 - Discover Children's Story Centre, Stratford, London .
Running Discover’s Mighty Mega Project, weekly photography sessions engaging Newham children aged 5 to 11 with disabilities and their parents, carers and families.

2006 – 2011 - Zoom In Photography School, Oval, London
Taught basic and intermediate SLR camera skills (both film & digital), beginner to advanced darkroom printing techniques and alternative processes (liquid emulsion, pinhole photography, sunprinting) workshops to young people and adults of all abilities.

2007 & 2005 - Green House Youth Project, Hammersmith, London
Facilitated photographic workshops for girls aged 11 to 16 from disadvantaged backgrounds.

2006 - Nightingale EBD School, Tooting, London
Delivered a six week photography and graffiti art workshop for young boys with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

2005 & 2004 - The Refugee Council, Brixton, London
Assisted a series of photography workshop for young refugees. This project won the MTV Charity Award.

2005 - Youth Education Support Services, Camberwell, London
Delivered 121 photography sessions for disadvantaged young people who have been excluded or exclude themselves from their schools.

SELECTED PROJECTS AS PROJECT COORDINATOR

2011 – SHE with The Kiran Project

A photography workshop where a group of 10 young girls were able to approach street photography and portraiture with their 35mm film cameras. They also had the opportunity to print their own black and white prints in the darkroom.

This workshop was part of a larger project, where The Kiran Project collaborated with the University of East London and Maslaha working on a creative arts/ media project (FREE TO BE) aimed at young Muslim women aged 11 - 25. The aim of the programme has been to inspire young Muslim women and girls to explore identity and communities addressing issues around different forms of media and expression and to be able to use them to have their voices heard as well as to increase the presence and amplify the voices of Muslim women in order to challenge negative stereotypes of Muslim women and empower them to demand change and achieve it for themselves. This project culminated in a large scale exhibition at Mile End Art Pavilion, London.

2010 - Girls Look And See with Alford House Youth Club

15 girls from Alford House Youth Club, Kennington attended this pilot project where they explored their way into the world of photography, being introduced to digital SLR cameras, studio lighting, and Photoshop.

Girls Look and See used photography as a tool to introduce ideas of identity and friendship, exclusion, the complexities of roles within peer groups, and a sense of place within a community. Through this course participants gained basic photography skills and developed an understanding of the processes involved in the creation and interpretation of images.

2009 – Portraits in a Landscape with Dulwich Picture Gallery and Fairbridge House

This project looks at how individuals and groups occupy and interact with spaces in different locations within South London. How do the young people wish to place themselves in the different spaces they visit? Do they feel a part of the space, do they wish to take ownership of it, hide or disappear somehow into it?

The project aims to get young people to re-examine their local environment and their place within in it. By visiting three different locations in South London, the project aims to not only teach the young people some photographic skills and introduce them to art and gallery spaces, but also to begin take a new look at their immediate environment, its architecture and their sense of place within it by engaging with the local environment in a new way. The work produced during this project was exhibited at The Dulwich Picture Gallery.

2007 - 2011. From Seeing to Showing - Summer Photography Project with Zoom In Photography

From Seeing To Showing is a series of four workshops that took place over the 4 consecutive summers with the aim of promoting to its participants the concept of Volunteering. Through photography, creative exchange and team-spirit, the project strove to provide insight and valuable skills in teaching and running workshops, whilst simultaneously giving young people a means of self-expression.

The project culminated in an open day event which was organised and run by the young participants and included photography demonstrations displaying the skills learnt and a public exhibition showcasing the high quality photographs taken during the project.