Arts Workshops

Workshop Design

I use a range of creative approaches and technologies to develop inclusive multi media, music and photography workshops for marginalised groups.  I have a particular passion for working with people who face disabling barriers to participation, and often work in collaboration with other creative practitioners / technologists.  My workshops are fun, innovative and well planned with an emphasis on inclusivity.

As a freelance practitioner I have worked for a range of arts organisations, health and social care professionals and other educational establishments.  Previous clients include: Drake Music, Bradford Adult Social Care, Sheffield University and Z-Arts.

Workshop Examples

Creative Educator for disabled people wishing to develop their artistic skills using technology.

Sound Artist for Thackray Uncovered hidden collections workshop – Thackray Medical Museum

Musician for ‘Digital Beginnings’ SEN schools programme – Drake Music and Newfield Special School.

 Mixed Media Artist for the ‘Toilet Symbol’ workshop aimed at adults with learning disabilities – Venture Arts.

Facilitator for ‘Art in the Disabled Community’ student led discussion – World Unite Festival.

Mentor for the ‘Me and my Womb’ film project – MediaBox and Anglia Ruskin University.


Toilet Symbol Workshop
Toilet Symbol Workshop, November 2015

“Gemma has an excellent rapport with young disabled people and a natural ability to deliver fun, inclusive and inspiring workshops. Her knowledge of assistive technology is fantastic and she is committed to using this knowledge to remove barriers to creativity.”   Alison Jones, Programme Manager, Tate Liverpool