Participatory Practice


An experienced creative producer with a background in formal secondary education as well as informal creative learning, my participation practice explores 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. 

Recent partners include Whitworth Young Contemporaries, HOMEmcr, Bury Art Museum, The Turnpike, The Lowry, The Pankhurst Centre and Greater Manchester Youth Network. 


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.