York Curiouser has two artists-in-residence at York St John University. They are Jacques Nimki and Janet Hodgson. Separately, they are working closely with fine art and theatre students at the University to develop new work for York Curiouser. Students working with Jacques have helped to create his installation at the National Centre for Early Music. Janet has students from both universities in performing, making and installing her work at Fishergate Postern Tower.
The writer John Wedgwood Clarke is artist-in-residence in the Archaeology Department at the University of York. He has created a series of poems and a new installation with Damian Murphy which is sited in the central courtyard at Kings Manor.
York Curiouser artists Jacques Nimki and Karen Thompson, along with University of York students and education specialist Griselda Goldsbrough will be working with schools across York to inspire their pupils to create new works, get them thinking differently and to spark their imaginations. They will work with teachers and their pupils in school and out on-site, encouraging creative investigation of York. Activity will include exploring hidden corners of this medieval city and developing on-site drawing and sketching skills. York Curiouser workshops will link with the arts and science areas of the curriculum.
The secondary schools we are working with are Sherburn and Fulford
The primary schools we are working with are Scarcroft Rd and St Oswalds.