Residents / Interdisciplinary Residency November 2021

  • Celia Turley

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2021

    Celia Turley is a creative facilitator and cultural organiser. She creates spaces for conversation, collaboration, civic action and joy, propelled by a belief in communities’ power to develop solutions to the issues that affect them. Recent projects have seen her producing a co-created programme exploring the heritage of council housing and a forum theatre residency for people with lived experience of homelessness. Celia has been actively working to realign her life in recognition of the climate crisis. This sees her convening The Resilience Reading Circle, an arts-led reading group that nurtures creative strategies for radical resilience in the face of climate emergency.

  • Norma D Hunter

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2021

    I am an artist who works mainly in the field of social engagement. I am interested in making work around three main themes, walking, women and well-being (both of the individual and the environment) and to this end have made installations, performance pieces, exhibited and walked many, many miles. I have been fortunate to work on many projects both at home and internationally. I enjoy making and performing; processes which help me to create the end piece. I work mainly by myself but have also made work as part of a collective and enjoy working with others on collaborative projects.

  • Rosalind Ridout & Callum Coomber

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2021

    Rosalind Ridout is a performer and musician, informed by her body in movement and space. Her interest in ecology shapes her work as she seeks a move away from society’s anthropocentric focus through engagement with the interrelations of the more-than-human world.
    Trained as a flute player, she is currently undertaking research in cultivating an eco-literate artistic and teaching practice within the context of Dalcroze Eurythmics, with its emphasis on experience, movement and the senses. She is also a member of the ensemble SHOAL.

    Callum Coomber is a performer, composer and guitarist with interests in ecology, green politics, and multidisciplinary art.

    Last year Callum collaborated with composer MICHAELBRAILEY to create the online meditative experience ‘You, Copiphora gorgonensis’ which invites listeners to metamorphize into a grasshopper like insect. More recently, he has released two albums with the duo Besingende Gedalland – a venture spurred on by desires to connect with other people and with the more-than-human world.

    He is the co-director for the Manchester based events series VIRTUALLYREALITY and a member of the ensemble SHOAL.