Cross Arts

Sources – Cross Art Form Work

Animating spaces, bringing collections to life through art and words.

My arts company was founded with digital artist Jack Lockhart and has a track record of attracting new audiences and younger people to museums, art galleries, libraries and arts venues. By using new tools such as animation and digital arts, and fresh approaches to writing and reader development, we can inspire people to creatively engage with the spaces and objects that they encounter.

‘I hope this will be the first of many similar fantastic projects with young people in Calderdale’

Mayor of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

‘Their work is of consistent high quality and engages with a wide range of people’

Social Inclusion Officer, The Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Past Cross Art Form Projects

  • Everybody’s Reading – Giant digital banners advertising reading made by community groups in Preston 2002 and shown on the front of The Harris Museum, Library and Art Gallery.
  • Sources – A touring show exploring creation myths using music, poetry and visual arts for North West libraries written by Anne Caldwell in collaboration with musician Ed Oxley and Visual Artist Jack Lockhart for CultureShock – Commonwealth Games Arts Festival
  • Poetry4Life – Short films using poetry and creative writing made by young people for National Poetry Day 2003 and the development of new poetry collections for Lancashire Libraries. Project run by Anne Caldwell and Jack Lockhart.
  • Time4Tea – Interactive film, visual and spoken word exhibition made with older people to celebrate tea and tea drinking for The Harris Museum and Art Gallery 2004, Preston.
  • Take Time – an animation and poetry project in Calderdale that included a commission for a showing of a poetry/film for the Cinema in Hebden Bridge 2005 and workshops with young adults run by Anne Caldwell and Jack Lockhart.
  • Turbulence – Poetry film produced whilst in residence at IOU theatre at Dean Clough, Halifax and due to be screened in 2008
  • We produced a blog of the project Turbulence which involved visits to companies in Holland, and a Creative Laboratory week with sound artist Wand and artist Andy Plant. If you would like to read more about this project please go to: http://speechbubble.wordpress.com. The photographs below give you a flavour of the lab week:

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