My creative workshops explore visual culture, politics, sustainability and wellbeing. I work with people of all ages and different abilities to tackle big ideas through play, risk-taking and experimentation. Partners have included Whitworth Young Contemporaries, HOMEmcr, Bury Art Museum, The Turnpike, The Lowry, The Pankhurst Centre and Greater Manchester Youth Network. I am a qualified Teacher of Art and have varied experience working in both formal and informal education. I'm always excited to discuss new projects so please do get in touch if you'd like to work together or have a project idea!
Suzanne Smith BA MA PGCE
Whitworth Art Gallery, 2019: exploring ideas around utopia with Whitworth Young Contemporaries (15-25yo) through team work, wearable sculpture and visual metaphor
MMU & Z-arts 2018: working with researcher from the Bio Social Research Lab to create a series of environmental sensing workshops with young teenagers
Z-arts, 2019: series of workshops with young teenagers exploring the work of Lubaina Himid, Tyler Mitchell and Hurvin Anderson through overpainting, appropriation and conversations.
Z-arts 2017-19: Resident Visual Artist & Co-ordinator developing and delivering year-round programme of free-to-access visual arts activities for children, young people and their adults.