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The Team

Andrea Sinclair

As a senior artist and co-founder of Art in the Park, Andrea has worked on a variety of projects across various media including copper embossing and etching, pewter casting and textiles. Andrea also has many years experience working with Special Education Needs (SEN) schools and groups in London and the Museum of London HUB project.

Andrea was project manager of’Flow’, an Arts and Wellbeing project funded by Southwark NHS. She also managed Art in the Park’s role in The Roots Story a fascinating joint project between Art in the Park and Southwark Pensioners Centre looking at the history of Baldwin’s, a local Herbalist, through oral history, art and gardening.

Ange Mukeza

joinmycanvasproject she invites members of the public to work alongside her in creating acrylic paintings. She enjoys experimenting with various mediums including drawing with ink pens, print making, and collage.

As well as being a resident artist at Art in the Park, She has created work within festivals and been commissioned to create work for Dawes Street a residential estate in Southwark.

BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of the Arts, UAL

Cecilia Washburn

Cecilia is a Textile Designer whose commercial work in the fashion industry is supplemented with her love for screen printing and traditional techniques. Cecilia loves drawing outdoors, using wildlife as inspiration and making use of hidden spaces in London. Cecilia really enjoys working in and with the local community

Jane Higginbottom

Jane Higginbottom is a sculptor and painter, currently working in carved stone and wood. Jane studied fine art painting at Camberwell Scool of Art form 1984-7. She then moved into sculpture and studied at City and Guilds college Kennington. She now works at 330 studios and at Art in the Park. She also manages the company ‘Contact Arts.’

Jane works on the theme of the fragility and chance elements of life. Her sculptures have been described as natural forms which might exist in a parallel universe.

She project managed and fundraised for the Heart Garden for five years and is currently running the project 4 Corners.

Jade Nicklin

Jade is an illustration student currently studying at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL. enjoys green tea and cycling whilst being passionate about social justice, design accessibility and arts education. In her practice, she experiments with ceramics, knitwear and animation and is always keen to work with new processes and materials to improve her skill set.

Her poster designs for Art in the Park aim to be eye-catching and colourful as a way to promote the fun and diverse workshops/ events that Art in the Park provide.

Monica Heeran

the Basketmakers Association
https://www.instagram.com/monicaheeranart/

Monica Heeran, an artist and basketmaker, joined Art in the Park in 2022. She is fully engaged in the area both socially and environmentally and in working and living sustainably. She has previously worked as a typographic designer, set painter, mosaicist, muralist, artist-assistant and later in art education, always connected to art, always learning and developing.

Monica mainly uses Somerset willow in her baskets, however you will find her collecting natural materials all year round in the park and in the local area. Common hedgerow plants such as nettles, blackberry bramble, garden and park prunings and seed pods can be used to weave from and for various Art in the Park workshops. She loves observing and experimenting with plants and discovering new ways to use them in her work. 

Having a mend-it, fix-it, make-it mentality means she is constantly thinking how to reuse and recycle and sustainably source materials for community projects. She is happiest when all these elements come together.

Jade Nicklin

Jade is an illustration student currently studying at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL. She enjoys green tea and cycling whilst being passionate about social justice, design accessibility and arts education. In her practice, she experiments with ceramics, knitwear and animation and is always keen to work with new processes and materials to improve her skill set.

Her poster designs for Art in the Park aim to be eye-catching and colourful as a way to promote the fun and diverse workshops/ events that Art in the Park provide.

Selena Kelly

Irish born, London based, Selena is a writer, director and theatre maker who trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has directed large-scale ensemble pieces, community theatre, youth theatre, children’s theatre and more intimate new writing pieces that explore themes and stories of the underrepresented, the misunderstood and the disenfranchised. She has written six plays for adult audiences and over twenty original works along with adaptations for children. Selena also works as a Drama Facilitator and currently runs workshops at Sylvia Young Theatre School.

She has also written and directed 11 short films (in association with MenCap, National Autistic Society, Skills for Care and Health Education England)  that will be rolled out across The NHS as part of a world-first effort providing mandatory training to all staff in an effort  to combat unconscious bias towards patients/clients  with learning disabilities or Autism.

Florence Goodhand-Tait

Florence Goodhand-Tait is an artist and educator currently working as the Head of Learning at Saatchi Gallery. Since graduating Camberwell College of Arts in 2016 specialising in Illustration, she has been committed to bringing arts to different communities in London. From 2017 to 2022 she was resident artist at Art in the Park and has worked with organisations and charities such as the Garden Museum, and Bold Tendencies.

SANAE SARAGAI 

Growing up in native Japan, I was surrounded by the creations of my mother who was always making clothes. This inspired me to be an artist and designer. Combining this with various Japanese traditions, I became inspired to continually use these motifs in my work, creating designs that are very simplistic and nature-inspired. 

Having a passion for textile design and print, I began to expand my visual motifs by creating and screen-printing silhouetted flowers onto various fabrics, then making these into fashion accessories and other artworks.

Coming full circle and returning to my days as an artist, as well as being inspired by natural and organic forms, I created 3d interpretations of these within a deep frame using textiles.

Despite having come a long way and having many variations in my creative practice, I feel as if I am still near the beginning of my journey, and for me, this is very exciting.

Emily Parode

Hi I’m Emily! I’m 24 and live in Honor Oak Park. I came across Art in the Park online and absolutely loved what they do for the community. I love getting creative and meeting new people and have a huge interest in using creative techniques to improve wellbeing which is one of the reasons I decided to become a volunteer. Andrea and Cecelia are so lovely and welcoming and I’m excited to get involved in more of the workshops! 

Dennis Dance Chen

Zyna Dainkeh

My name is Zyna. At the moment, I’m an art student that focuses on portraiture. When I’m not painting, I occasionally help out at Art in the Park  ( ◠‿◠ )

Ariana Monioudis

June Park

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