Participatory Practice

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

Bury Art Museum 2019: workshop with FE students from Hopwood Hall College, Rochdale in response to The Politics of Print exhibition

HOMEmcr 2019: creative careers workshop with young adults, repurposing surplus arts marketing material to create original graphic designs

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.