Meet the ExperiMentors!

Below you can find out more about the group of Creatives taking part in New Art Exchange's residency programme: ExperiMentor. The programme provides bespoke support for artists of all disciplines, ranging from focused individual mentoring sessions, to networking events, opportunities to share work with peers and to connect with wider audiences.

   Amelia Seren Roberts    Working within the field of contemporary visual art, Amelia's practice takes inspiration from her connections to Welsh culture and folklaw. Amelia has previously exhibited her works through large-scale installations and textile-based practice.

Amelia Seren Roberts

Working within the field of contemporary visual art, Amelia's practice takes inspiration from her connections to Welsh culture and folklaw. Amelia has previously exhibited her works through large-scale installations and textile-based practice.

   Katharina Fitz    Conceptual photographer and sculptor, Katharina, has been invited to showcase her collections in several countries since 2013. Katharina's practice explores urban sociology, showing the structures, processes, phenomenon and problems that are part of urban life and human interactions...with a special interest in shared memory and social/cultural aspects of life.

Katharina Fitz

Conceptual photographer and sculptor, Katharina, has been invited to showcase her collections in several countries since 2013. Katharina's practice explores urban sociology, showing the structures, processes, phenomenon and problems that are part of urban life and human interactions...with a special interest in shared memory and social/cultural aspects of life.

   Farida Makki    Architect, Urban Designer and Artist, Farida, uses her practice and heritage to examine, lament and sometimes celebrate ancient societal traditions. Farida is intrigued by ritual, taboo and acceptance. Farida uses drawing, painting, film, casting and narrative memories to showcase the strength of womanhood.

Farida Makki

Architect, Urban Designer and Artist, Farida, uses her practice and heritage to examine, lament and sometimes celebrate ancient societal traditions. Farida is intrigued by ritual, taboo and acceptance. Farida uses drawing, painting, film, casting and narrative memories to showcase the strength of womanhood.

 
   Chiara Dellerba    Visual artist whose work experiments with the potential energy of the human body. Chiara's pieces are often site specific with an interest in the dichotomy between energy/movement and time of reaction/determined space.

Chiara Dellerba

Visual artist whose work experiments with the potential energy of the human body. Chiara's pieces are often site specific with an interest in the dichotomy between energy/movement and time of reaction/determined space.

   Billy Dosanjh    Director and Cinematographer, known for A Miracle in West Brom (2010), Year Zero: Black Country (2014) and Sikhs of Smethwick (2016). The personal stories of early immigrant life in the Black Country and their lack of representation in mainstream culture, drives much of Billy's practise.

Billy Dosanjh

Director and Cinematographer, known for A Miracle in West Brom (2010), Year Zero: Black Country (2014) and Sikhs of Smethwick (2016). The personal stories of early immigrant life in the Black Country and their lack of representation in mainstream culture, drives much of Billy's practise.

  Kim Bormann   Contemporary dance explorer and teacher, Kim uses the 'language of dance' to explore news ways we can communicate with ourselves and others. Kim is interested in working with a variety of people, dancers and non-dancers, and regularly creates performance platforms, such as Layer Three (2017). Kim loves to collaborate with other art forms, to share her practice/creative ideas and to learn during the process itself.

Kim Bormann

Contemporary dance explorer and teacher, Kim uses the 'language of dance' to explore news ways we can communicate with ourselves and others. Kim is interested in working with a variety of people, dancers and non-dancers, and regularly creates performance platforms, such as Layer Three (2017). Kim loves to collaborate with other art forms, to share her practice/creative ideas and to learn during the process itself.

 
   Effy Harle    Over the next 12 months, Effy is undertaking research into womens’ role within the production of contemporary art exhibitions and wider manual labour trades. The project aims to provide a critical understanding of the lack of females within this area of work, whilst exploring alternative ways of production. Effy aims to develop a support network of fellow practitioners to promote, support and nurture a growing skilled female workforce in UK.

Effy Harle

Over the next 12 months, Effy is undertaking research into womens’ role within the production of contemporary art exhibitions and wider manual labour trades. The project aims to provide a critical understanding of the lack of females within this area of work, whilst exploring alternative ways of production. Effy aims to develop a support network of fellow practitioners to promote, support and nurture a growing skilled female workforce in UK.

  Rosie Deegan   Conceptual artist who's work explores aspects of luxury, purpose, function and craftsmanship heritage. Rosie's practice examines the contradicting functionality of products , conflicts between craft & mass-production and the dichotomy of luxury & necessity.

Rosie Deegan

Conceptual artist who's work explores aspects of luxury, purpose, function and craftsmanship heritage. Rosie's practice examines the contradicting functionality of products , conflicts between craft & mass-production and the dichotomy of luxury & necessity.

   Jeannie Clark    The starting point for Jeannie's recent work 'Waterscapes', has been the experience of being in water. Jeannie explores the caress and flow of water , that she describes as a romantic embrace, whilst highlighting that water has an unpredictable elemental nature, and our personal stories about it are often visceral, powerful, beautiful, and dark. The mediums Jeannie uses to explore Waterscapes varies and includes drawings, paintings, prints, and her practice is currently moving towards film and photography.

Jeannie Clark

The starting point for Jeannie's recent work 'Waterscapes', has been the experience of being in water. Jeannie explores the caress and flow of water , that she describes as a romantic embrace, whilst highlighting that water has an unpredictable elemental nature, and our personal stories about it are often visceral, powerful, beautiful, and dark. The mediums Jeannie uses to explore Waterscapes varies and includes drawings, paintings, prints, and her practice is currently moving towards film and photography.

 
  ElmzXIX   Musician rap artist, songwriter and producer, Elm XIX is noted for his "unique rich tone of voice" and focus on Hip Hop, often fused with elements of jazz, R'n'B and Rock. The debut track 'Sound Like This' was chosen for BBC Introducing, the platform showcasing undiscovered UK talent, and has been played across multiple radio stations and venues.

ElmzXIX

Musician rap artist, songwriter and producer, Elm XIX is noted for his "unique rich tone of voice" and focus on Hip Hop, often fused with elements of jazz, R'n'B and Rock. The debut track 'Sound Like This' was chosen for BBC Introducing, the platform showcasing undiscovered UK talent, and has been played across multiple radio stations and venues.

   Millie Quick    Visual artist working with textural collage, photography and performance. Millie is especially interested in gender as a subject, and how it intersects with other aspects of identity.

Millie Quick

Visual artist working with textural collage, photography and performance. Millie is especially interested in gender as a subject, and how it intersects with other aspects of identity.

   Sarah Roach    Sarah is a photographer and a print-maker, who is intrigued by silence and the relationship that exists between sound and silence. Using the residue of the photographic mark she plays with darkness, light, material and surface to explore her fascination with the space and moments that exist somewhere between sound and silence.

Sarah Roach

Sarah is a photographer and a print-maker, who is intrigued by silence and the relationship that exists between sound and silence. Using the residue of the photographic mark she plays with darkness, light, material and surface to explore her fascination with the space and moments that exist somewhere between sound and silence.

 
   Rachel Ramchurn & Sharon Campbell    A Pocketful of Treasure presents Personal Museums…Rachel and Sharon focus on enhancing audience participation and engagement with digital interactive artwork. They are continuing this practice with ‘Personal Museums’ working with local community groups in Nottingham and Manchester   to create individual ‘museums’ that reflect each participant’s life journey, the aspects that hold great meaning and show true strength and character. Through exhibiting these works it is the artists intention to unite people through recognising themselves in others.

Rachel Ramchurn & Sharon Campbell

A Pocketful of Treasure presents Personal Museums…Rachel and Sharon focus on enhancing audience participation and engagement with digital interactive artwork. They are continuing this practice with ‘Personal Museums’ working with local community groups in Nottingham and Manchester to create individual ‘museums’ that reflect each participant’s life journey, the aspects that hold great meaning and show true strength and character. Through exhibiting these works it is the artists intention to unite people through recognising themselves in others.

   Szilvia Ponyiczki    Szilvia’s work brings together interrogations concerning identity, our personal and the collective unconscious and society’s effect on the individual. Szilvia paints with acrylics incorporating collage elements; basing her works on the symbolism, messages and representation of dreams.

Szilvia Ponyiczki

Szilvia’s work brings together interrogations concerning identity, our personal and the collective unconscious and society’s effect on the individual. Szilvia paints with acrylics incorporating collage elements; basing her works on the symbolism, messages and representation of dreams.

   Elizabeth Tomos    Creative designer and maker, Elizabeth works across a range of event and venue design, including festivals and weddings as well as theatrical set and prop design. Elizabeth work with clients to create a visual palette, tone, and style to bring their ideas to life.

Elizabeth Tomos

Creative designer and maker, Elizabeth works across a range of event and venue design, including festivals and weddings as well as theatrical set and prop design. Elizabeth work with clients to create a visual palette, tone, and style to bring their ideas to life.