The project is commissioning three artists or collectives to work with community groups in order to produce creative work using health data.
Working with RISE:
Working with our combined group of charities and community organisations:
Kate Genevieve Vega is an artist, director, researcher and educator at creative studio chroma.space.
She has staged art and performance work shows nationally and internationally, most recently at Lumens London, Nimes, Brighton Digital Festival, FACT Liverpool, the touring exhibition “Technology is Not Neutral” and the Flux Lab Geneva in collaboration with the Affective Sciences department at Biotech Geneva.
Vega’s art is grounded in original research into touch and multi-sensory communication through her PHD at the University of Sussex. Embracing the sense that questions of mental, social and environmental ecology do not simply inform each other, but depend on each other, she works with social neuroscience to explore creative imagination and shared experience.
She is passionate about creative culture and ecology centred projects and works with networks focused on creative activism and protecting indigenous wisdom for the Vanuatu based NGO Further Arts and TransArts Alliance.
She is a trained Warm Data Lab facilitator working with open conversations on complexity to activate ecological thinking and wellbeing in communities.
Working with The Wellsbourne Centre:
After training as a graphic designer, Ian Leaver began developing his signature style as an artist. Experimenting with complementary bold and bright imagery, he presents fragments of the world which engage your attention. His interest in utilising art to raise awareness of inequality within social structures and to promote better mental health and wellbeing has led to collaborative work within the local community. This has included a community art project painting hoardings with local residents alongside The Trust for Developing Communities, Brighton & Hove City Council, Martin Homes and Wellsbourne Healthcare Community Interest Company. He has contributed to an ‘Arts in the Community’ Project with Brighton People’s Theatre alongside being part of the East Brighton ‘Our Place Festival’ Steering Group for Brighton Festival with Due East, Wellsbourne Healthcare CIC ,and local residents. In 2019 Ian created and ran the first ever East Brighton Art Trail, ‘Trailblazer’, displaying the artwork of local residents across a series of venues. This is now due to run in its second year in 2020. He has sold artwork internationally on his subjects of interest including vintage B movies, graphic art, sci-fi and live music. Such works have been published (Penguin edition of 100 illustrated adventures of Doctor Who) and displayed as part of key exhibitions (in Wolverhampton Black Country Museum). Along with exhibiting across Brighton and Hove and other cities, including Birmingham, Ian has appeared on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2019.