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Cathy Cross

Cathy's work as an artist within schools and colleges is to question, challenge how we see space. She looks for the spaces in schools and buildings that are ignored or not considered learning spaces, and uses projection, lighting and sound with found or used objects to encourage audiences to see things differently.

She has been encouraging students to use their handheld devices as light and projection sources, finding impact with shadows and textures. She considers her successful projects to be when we give the young people a voice.

Her work enables young people to communicate their message and their voice visually. Cathy encourages people to see how to display work differently, whether projecting onto bodies, the ceiling, unusual surfaces or through their senses other than just sight.

Cathy works as Creative Director for Make Space Create, which allowed her to work on large scale projects that enhance outdoor spaces for cultural events, as well as small intimate storytelling moments through immersive theatre approaches.