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I am developing projects, performances, shows, writing, digital work, workshops, and events about queerness, neurodiversity, death, access, care, religion, and community using live and visual art, comedy, video and film, and performance.

I have been running workshops on care, wellbeing and access as well as working with organisations and individuals to help make their practice more accessible.

I am currently working behind the scenes with poetry, writing, and music in the hopes of developing a new strand of my creative practice.

If you're interested in any of those, feel free to drop me a line (DETAILS HERE)

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ANT'S ACCESS DOCUMENT

This is a live, ever-changing document detailing my Access needs in relation to my neurodiversity and queerness.

I am passionate about creating truly accessible spaces for making, networking, collaborating, and removing barriers.

I am currently navigating what my own access needs are alongside my collaborators.

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AM I A TERRIBLE PERSON?

AIATP is an uncompromising, autobiographical, and darkly comic look into the mind of someone living with OCD and Depression. It’s about failure, fucking things up, and how it feels to be a 20-something artist with increasingly intrusive and overbearing mental impairments. The piece aims to celebrate the discussion of mental health and our wonky brains in a light-hearted, touching, and always candid manner.

I have been using the impact from the pandemic to re-imagine AIATP for online video and am currently hoping to extend the piece to an hour-long show to be streamed online.

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MUM(ME)

Originally born as a cabaret-inspired performance unpacking childhood trauma and the intersection of wanting to be a mother and be mothered yourself, mum(me) explores our ever-evolving relationship with our queerness, the limitations of self-care & capitalism, and a desperate want to be listened to and understood by someone; anyone.

Combining elements of Live Art, drag, the electric energy of a metal gig and a Zoom call, mum(me) issues is a funny, intense and messy performance shining a light on the effects of complex PTSD, neurodivergence, and how to cope when you're feeling isolated and helpless.

 

This piece has been supported by RAZE Collective's: "Let Us Raze You" commission, resulting in a 7-minute film and is building towards an hour-long solo show. Work-in-Progress showed at Camden People's Theatre 2021 and Tobacco Factory Theatres 2022.

LINK TO FILM
 

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WORKSHOPS

Ant is on a mission to empower people to be radically kind to themselves. He is invested in providing artists with a safe, supportive environment to play, be funny, silly and remove preconceived ideas of achieving perfection in their work.

Ant has run several workshops on filmmaking & vlogging, devising autobiographical performance, and more recently, has been running sessions on access, care and wellbeing; geared specifically for anxious and neurodivergent artists. Ant aims to give people the tools needed to enter the arts sector while always placing their wellbeing as the priority, as well as learning how to advocate for themselves.

Ant has run sessions for University of Worcester, FlatPack Festival, Summer in the City and Tobacco Factory Theatres.

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VISUAL ART

Ant is constantly scribbling and doodling. You can expect naïve drawings, text-based works, lots of masking tape and full immersion into failure, crossing things out and making work for enjoyment- perfection is the enemy.

Pictured: A piece of Ant's shown in Bristol as part of #WhoseFuture Campaign with Rising Arts Agency

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VIDEO

Ant has many years of filmmaking experience including making content for his personal YouTube channel (and collaborative works), promotional video and short/experimental film work.

Proficient in Adobe Suite ie: Premiere Pro, Photoshop, InDesign.

Pictured: AM I A TERRIBLE PERSON? 2020

LINK TO YOUTUBE

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DON'T KILL THE SPIDER

During the COVID crisis, we've been constantly surrounded by death. Unable to travel to see my 96-year-old grandmother, I took to phone calls to start to talk with her about death. How we can accept it, embrace it, learn to cope with it. Can we ever be ready for our loved ones' deaths? Our own? I plan to talk to as many people as possible and get friendly with death.

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I have had support from:

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Spun Glass Theatre logo
University of Worcester logo
UK New Artists Logo
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Camden People's Theatre logo
Raze Collective logo
Tobacco Factory Theatres logo
Bristol Old Vic logo
Rising Arts Agency logo
RIFE Magazine logo
Watershed logo
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HAREM PANTS

“I realised I had depression when I found myself bartering for a pair of Harem Pants on eBay.” A performance exploring candidly open and dark discussion of mental impairments and suicide through comedy. Experimenting with a blend of live and pre-recorded audio to find objectively funny and relatable content surrounding mental health presentations.

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