‘Altered places, changing spaces’ explores the impact of visual art in our everyday environments. Exploring the festival theme of Human/Nature, Claudia Peake aimed to galvanise communities, encouraging pride and ownership of their local environments. Claudia explored the positive impacts of the visual arts for nurture and wellbeing as well as visual enhancement. Her overall aim was to foster connections with people and place.
The focal area of Claudia’s work is the Redbrook Creative Arts Hub and the surrounds of Redbrook village.
“When we invest personally in where we find ourselves, whether it’s an urban environment or a natural one, particularly in a practical nature we form an attachment… we begin to see with fresh eyes, notice, and appreciate the finer details of those environments…”
Claudia co-ordinated a GO WILD event in April 2022 which united cross-border communities along the banks of the River Wye through foraging, fire, and food. Experts led workshops in the skills of safe foraging alongside other craft masters who inspired creative outcomes using nature as a starting point.
Project partners: Redbrook Church, Redbrook Creative Hub, Redbrook Village Trust, Jubilant Redbrook, Redbrook Village Green committee, Redbrook Primary School, Art Angels, and Gloucestershire County Council.
Claudia has been involved in the arts, communities, and education for over 20 years. She has wide-ranging experience supporting all ages and spectrums of our colourful communities, committed to advocating assessable art for all, and interested in the connections between art/health, self-confidence, and empowerment.
Claudia has taught as a class teacher in primary, secondary, and special needs schools, mixing art education with her passion for facilitating life drawing as well as arts project management and delivery.
Contact Claudia at email@example.com