Artist, maker and producer of celebratory art in the UK. As a founder of Gynormous Rawkus, The Lamplighters & Arts Enlarges. Dee has contributed towards the visual delights of many large events across the UK and made multiple pieces of spectacular art as an individual and in collaboration with other professionals and community groups.
Photograph by Paul Blakemore
Working in the field 0f Carnival Arts and Puppetry for 20 years. Steph was a co-founder of Gynormous Rawkus (2001-2011) working nationally/internationally to form carnival team, puppets and costumes in a community and commercial context.
Steph enjoys making big spectacle art pieces with a high impact and thrives on the challenges that arise when working big.
This can be seen in her work with Arts Enlarge CIC, Gynormous Rawkus and The Lamplighters, as well as her own large pieces, The Parasol Carousel, a series of spinning light sculptures, made of umbrellas and her walkabout acts, the Giant Puppet Reindeers and Walkabout Cheeky Mice.
Clients include, The Football Association, BBC4, Realm,Boomtown Fair, Glastonbury Festival, Latitude Festival and The Proms.
Bristol based mixed media artist/producer who started her creative career in the mid 90's when she began designing and making carnival costumes for St Paul's Carnival. Ruth has since been involved in a wide range of creative projects including Patchway Diwali Lantern celebration, Devizes Sacred Cow Parade, Trinity Arts Centre Heart & Soul Heritage.
She delivers Black focused Creative workshops in schools and at community events and working in partnership with the Bristol Old Vic, Ruth recently produced Anansi and the Grand Prize theatre show (July & Dec 2019) and is working on a new Anansi play, which will be performed at the Bristol Old Vic in 2021.