I started working at FACT 2003 as their first ever Information Desk Assistant when the building first opened then left for 7 months came back in 2007 as a freelance researcher for tenantspin and in particular for their Bold Street Project.
I now work full-time for tenantspin, FACT's oldest community arts engagement project. My role is to deliver on tenantspin projects out in the many and varied neighbourhoods of Liverpool as well as within the FACT building. We mix filmmaking, webcasting and photography with other diverse creative media types to created projects which reflect the spirit and complex nature of Liverpool and North West communities. I work across sector with housing and health and other ground-level based sectors which is always exciting and means I have the opportunity to expand the tenantspin arts practice outside the boundaries of the traditional gallery space.
I especially love working with older people developing their digital literacy through heritage projects which acknowledge the important role older people should play in UK society and with adults developing skill through arts and creativity. I am also interested in technology and the role that can play in the life and development of communities and neighbourhoods and loved the playful way we used this in the 18 Ludwig Road installation in the Media Lounge during Knowledge Lives Everywhere. I also write and take photo's, which engages with all of the valuable experiences I have with the project.