Yearly Archives: 2017


Playing Out: creative interventions and play with Bristol residents

SGSU associate and architect George Lovesmith and SGSU director and artist Ellie Shipman have been collaborating on a project by national play organisation Playing Out around encouraging families to play outside more on housing estates in Redcliffe and Lawrence Hill, Bristol. George has been leading creative play sessions and co-designing interventions […]


What Was and What Could Be: Bretton Greens

SGSU associate Katy Hawkins is leading a project called Bretton Greens, creatively exploring green space with communities in Bretton just outside Peterborough. SGSU director and artist Ellie Shipman joined the project to facilitate a creative workshop and walk with residents of Bretton exploring memories and ideas for the area through walking […]


Bath Spa BA Fine Art – creative community engagement workshop

In May 2017 SGSU Director Ellie Shipman visited Bath Spa University to facilitate a seminar on creative community engagement with BA Fine Art first year students. Presenting a range of inspiring case studies as well as examples from her own creative practice Ellie invited the students to consider the challenges and […]


Conversations with older people from Asian backgrounds

SGSU director and artist Ellie Shipman was invited to facilitate a series of creative workshops exploring life with older people from Asian backgrounds for Savannah Development Foundation. SDF supports work which benefits Black, Minority and Ethnic communities in Bristol and the charity wanted to find out more about how older people […]