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
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.