Katy has extensive experience in delivering and directing a range of creative projects for different people and events. Have a look below to see a range of some of the kinds of projects she has experience in delivering:
As an associate artist with Platform Theatre in Easterhouse, Glasgow, for 6 months in 2016 I worked with a group of adults from the local area called 'The Creative Collective'. Together, with sound artist Nicola Scrutton they created a community mapping project which involved recording stories to do with Easterhouse, and how the local area has changed. Through discussion, performance making activities and walks around the local area, we looked at stories of childhood, shiny new shopping centres, family, the changing houses, a vision of architecture, being a messenger, the famous band from Easterhouse and lifelines. These stories were be exhibited at Platform in November 2016 as part of 'Made in Easterhouse', to listen click here.
'Game Face' was a performance making project that took place as part of the arts in criminal justice module, conservatoire of scotland in 2015 - which culminated in a week long residency in a prison. This project was made with a group of eight men at HMP Shotts, and facilitated with Jack Stancliffe, Gary Gardiner, Stewart Ennis and myself. In 'Game Face', we worked with participants to create a performance inspired by the games we play in life - do we choose to play by the rules, bend them, or make our own rules? This piece took the form of an interactive game show inspired by these ideas for a small invited audience at Shotts.
Swan Lake was a piece where I, and fellow artist Sarah Short, directed four professional brass musicians to give a concert of Tchaikovsky's music from the ballet - Swan Lake, whilst submerged in the water of a swimming pool. This involved working with life guards and managerial members of staff at The Gorbals Leisure centre in Glasgow to arrange this event. We wanted to create this to upend ideas about where people go to take part in 'high' culture - such as ballet or opera. We found the idea of four musicians, completely out of place in their surroundings, and yet performing this beautiful music for all to enjoy - quite amusing and moving. We set about trying to make this image happen in real life. It provoked questions for us relating to class, culture, 'high art', 'low art' and access. We created this project in 2013 whilst studying at the Conservatoire in Glasgow, but are interested in finding out where else these displaced musicians could play in and would love to work with more communities and organisations to expand this project further.
During the last few years I have also worked on a number of visual art and design projects, I have been involved in making visuals that range from costumes for live art performances, to large scale visuals for processional events. I have worked with organisations such as Crag Arts in Girvan, Stirling Council, Stockton Riverside Festival, Notting Hill Carnival and Glasgows East End Carnival. I am especially passionate about working on projects that are inspired by the history of local communities, where materials and ideas can be used in original and exciting ways. To see more of my work in this field click here.
Since 2016, myself and photographer/film maker - Daniel Hughes, have been running a Pub Quiz, or, Lets Get Quizzical! at The Flying Duck, Glasgow. We have hosted this for members of the general public and also created bespoke quizzes for a number of clients. Themed quizzes have included an LGBT history quiz for LGBT history month, a halloween quiz and Oktoberfest German theme quiz to name a few.. do get in touch if this tickles your buttons.. Our quizzes often involve rounds to fry your brain..bust your gut...blow your mind...Olivia Newton John sometimes shows up... suggested IQ level 110.. JOKES LOL, see ya Monday!