Ellen has been on the Art8 committee since 2015, but has been involved in putting on events with the festival since it began in 2011.
Ellen is a local Newquay based writer, director and coordinator of arts projects. She is a founder member of Blystra Arts CIC formed in 2015, and wrote and directed their 1st performance piece: Shakespeare in a Shed, which appeared at 2017 Art8 and Newquay Fish Festival.
She was also a commissioned writer for Hall for Cornwall and KEAP on the Making Headlines archive project. She has directed and written for Cornwall Youth Theatre Company, Treviglas Community College and St Pectroc’s Society and has coordinated projects for The Works, Real Ideas Organisation, ‘Owdyado Theatre Company and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Joined the Art8 board last year and is very happy to be part of something so positive for Newquay and the arts.
Nicole co-owns one of Newquay's favourite bars and live music venues WHISKERS with her Canadian husband JG. She loves to travel and is lucky enough to get away every winter for months of sunshine and reading (two of her favourite things!) She is a fair-weather surfer and a promotor of fitness and meditation.
Being a vegan, Nicole is a full-time animal lover wth a special penchant for cats! Nicole loves spending time with her family and friends, drinking gin and tonics and eating mountains of hummus.
Studied for FdA and Ba(hons) Degrees in Contemporary Creative Practice at Cornwall College (Plymouth Universtiy).
My practice encompases Sculpture, Photography, Image Manipulation and Graphic Design. Whilst I am a keen sculptor, I produce much more two dimentional work.
I am happy working both in the abstract and figurative, alternating between the two. If forced to choose, I would opt for abstract because I feel that it encourages a greater dialogue between the work and the viewer. My ambition, is to produce work for public spaces, and to may be one day work on a grand scale, producing a real Landscape piece of Sculpture.
I became involved with Art8 in 2016 and now look after the Art8 website.
Caroline has been involved in Art8 since 2013 and has done many roles including admin, marketing, volunteer recruitment and everything else in between!
Following a degree in Drama Caroline worked with a variety of local theatre companies and assisted in Managing and Marketing their work around the county.
Caroline now works on the Marketing team for a local charity and although based on the south coast the beautiful sunsets of the North Coast always draw her back!
I joined Art8 just last year. It's so lovely to be a part of something
quite exciting for Newquay. Not everyone expects Newquay to be such
a diverse and "arty" town, which is why Art 8 is a fantastic
way to show it all off!
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