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Andy Blackwell

'My art is fuelled by a quest to understand self, the world and explore personal identities.' 

Andy has delivered workshops and coordinated events using a wide range of different approaches including performance poetry, sculpture, storytelling, theatre (director and performer) and outdoor art. His strength is using art forms in combination, for example 'creating sculpture then abstracting narratives to create new art such as rap or story.' Andy also uses performing poetry to 'stimulate a sculptural response.' 

A regular performer with Mirror Mirror Playback Theatre Co., Andy is also a Co Director of Arts in the Outdoors; a CIC committed to delivering arts based residentials. Andy has a strong portfolio of Gallery and Museum led activity, particularly working in first person, most recently as Charles Darwin and Sir Joshua Reynolds.

 Recent projects                                                                                                                                                                            

Summer Projects: Summer term of delivering outdoor art sessions with a range of schools creating sculptural interventions in beautiful locations.

Penlee House in Penzance: helping young people explore and interpret their Cornish Childhood exhibition.

Young Offenders Bronze Arts Awards: Worked with the Youth Offending Team supporting young offenders to achieve Bronze Arts Awards. This employed sculpture as a trigger to generate rap which was recorded and produced at Plymouth Music Zone.

Alfred Wallis Project: In September 2010 Andi embarked on a project exploring the artist Alfred Wallis who was born in Devonport with local school Marlborough Primary.