Edie Jo Murray
Edie’s creative practice focuses on perceptions of space, reality, and the world(s) we live in. Digital tools such as 3D rendered imagery and immersive technologies are used to visualise alternate worlds and reimagine existing ones. This digital output is augmented through exploration of physical media, with particular consideration for the sensory properties of materials and how they can enhance or distort experiences of space.
Helen Kilby Nelson
Helen Kilby Nelson is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and facilitator based in Warwickshire and the West Midlands. As an interdisciplinary artist Helen has had work exhibited across the UK. Helen works across media within post-digital and socially engaged approaches. Recent works include, “32 Brains”, an autoethnographic commentary on the stigma of being a social housing resident, “Seepage”, a black and white film expressing the conflict of the threshold and “Ode to MSM”, a current work in progress that explores language. As a writer Helen has produced creative reflections on art and art works for Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Axisweb and New Art West Midlands. As a facilitator Helen has worked with community art projects and community activism in Coventry and Warwickshire. She has facilitated artist support workshops in Coventry and has most recently developed an online peer to peer professional development programme, Speedy Crits, with support from Artspace Coventry. A Black Hole Club alumni and artist in residence with Artspace Coventry from 2018 to 2019, Helen is an advocate for collaboration within the arts and within the wider community and is currently working on an 18 month community arts project in Stratford upon Avon.
I am currently working as the Audience Development Officer at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. I am also an artist that uses photography and film to interrogate our social structures and belief systems, through personal narratives. My autobiographical project which explores disability, female sexuality, family lineage and imposed ideals was one of 30 projects to receive an international award from Magnum Photos, to find 30 emerging documentary photographers from around the world. It also came top 3 in the public's vote.
I have always struggled to express myself through words, or in a linear way. I fell in love with visual art at a young age as it gave me the tools I needed to be able to express the things I saw and felt but struggled to articulate.
Jazz Moreton is an interdisciplinary artist who has multiple disabilities as a result of surviving a stroke as a teenager, and a passion for activism and equality. She strives to use her enthusiasm for the Arts to create work that has the power to ignite action and discourse around the many inequalities that people with disabilities endure on a daily basis.
Since graduating with First Class Honours in Fine Art in 2017, she has worked in performance, sound, and traditional visual arts, and has exhibited and performed in Coventry, Brighton, and London.
Jazz is passionate about using her experiences as a person with multiple disabilities, along with her creative ability and drive for genuine equality, to create positive social change through art and the arts.
Are you going to try to stop her?
Hayley Williams-Hindle is a research-based interdisciplinary artist, writer, and coach with a particular focus on neuro-diversity. She is interested in illuminating and exploring the cultural essence of neurodivergent lived experience and its communicative challenges. Her practice often holds in tension a celebration and elevation of the humanity and necessity of the neurodivergent mind-body, alongside a lament of its lived reality. Current work explores the nature of ‘spikey’ profiles of human cognitive ability; using additive colour theory and data art in installation; and evoking an unbounded worldview of neurodivergent possibility in community via still images and VR. Other strands of work examine somatic (body) memory, trauma, and the temporal and spatial reality of self within and beyond lifetimes.