HOMEGROWN - a place for artists

Platform8 is a place for artists to be supported to explore new performance projects, through workshops, residencies, commissions, mentoring and networking. 

Below are details of some of the Homegrown projects, by artists who live and work in the city.

Capturein Time exhibtion by jules corry

Capturein Time exhibtion by jules corry

Jules's exhibition was commissioned alongside Reassembled Slightly Askew by Shannon Yee. 

Like Shannon, Jules knows what it is like to move from critical injury and, through rehabilitation, to reassemble a life again. 

A local, professional photographer, Jules' works-in-progress explore "What happens next?", in everyday life and behind-the-scenes, in support systems and therapy.

Jules' photographs had the same eloquence as as this interview with Ruth Campbell from Metal, who curated the exhibition.


KATE MARSH & wELLY o'bRIEN in residence

KATE MARSH & wELLY o'bRIEN in residence

& Wild

Dancers, Kate Marsh and Welly O'Brien, funded by Unlimited Impact, have been in residence at The Green Backyard (see the Blog.) 

Their response to this much-loved community garden has been captured in a short-film, Resilience

meanwhile... a radio play project by Lamphouse theatre

meanwhile... a radio play project by Lamphouse theatre

An evening of radio plays by local writers, performed by professional actors with a live soundscape created by a foley artist. 

The plays were inspired by the themes of hometown, running away and takeover, and the playwrights were mentored by BBC Radio 4 writer Julie Mayhew:

A Homeland Shadow by John Shields, Four Years For Screeching by Becky Owen-Fisher, Silence by Renae Brook, Sitting Here by Di Fox, Three Witches of Parotee by Jasmine Bennett.                            


Photo credit: Tom davis

Photo credit: Tom davis

Smoke & Mirrors

Our sell-out bonfire night festival of performance was full of laughter, fires and spectacle.

Many thanks to Lamphouse Theatre, Juggling Inferno, Sue Shields (and assistants), Maniere Des Bohemians, PRC music students, Conrad Murray, Lung Theatre, Front Seat Media and The Green Backyard, and all the brilliant volunteers for a brilliant, unforgettable night.