Introducing Social Makers!
As part of our symposium ‘Social Making: Now and Next’  we will be sharing work by those that use social practices and engage with communities in their work.

After receiving lots of exciting proposals we are pleased to announce the three selected artists that will be exhibiting their work in the Devonport Guildhall cells during Social Making 2018.

Bridey Borda:


Bridey is a community volunteer and young artists from Barne Barton, Plymouth. She is currently part of the Island Stories project working with Fotonow and has been running a scrapbooking project for young people in Barne Barton. The project has been a great way for young people to explore Barne Barton’s history as well as being a great creative outlet for them. The project is a combination of photos and scrapbooks created by young people from the area.  She is also studying for her BA youth and community degree and is an emerging photographer in the city.

Tim Mills:


Tim Mills uses photography and reappropriated archive material as a means of intervention within localised geographical spaces. Outcomes are often presented as installations within public contexts and outdoor locations, to create additional layers of engagement and interpretation with audiences and architectural space.

In 2006 he graduated with a First-ClassHonours degree in Photography from the Falmouth College of Arts; in 2007 he was Assistant to the Special Projects Manager at Magnum Photos New York; in 2008 he was Assistant to the Artistic Director at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto, and in 2013 he completed an MA in Photography at the University of Plymouth, graduating with a Distinction.

From 2014 to 2016 he was Project Coordinator of the Plymouth History Festival at The Box, Plymouth; since 2014 he has been an Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth within the School of Art, Design & Architecture, and in 2018 he was appointed Producer for the Atlantic Project.

Tabatha Andrews:


Tabatha Andrews is an artist working in sculpture and installation. She is interested in unsettling the hierarchy of the senses, exploring how materials and sound can embody and trigger memory.

During 2015 she ran ‘Among Remote Lost Objects’, an ACE-funded project on resonance, involving a sound-deadening chamber made of recycled felt, the blind opera singer Victoria Oruwari and the composer John Matthias ( at ROOMartspace London and KARST Plymouth).

She was a commissioned artist on the Bideford Blackproject with Flow Projects and the Burton Museum in Devon (2015) and was awarded the 2015 First@108Public Art Commission making two sculptures on the theme of memory for people with dementia at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The first work, The Dispensary, was created in collaboration with dementia patients and the woodturners of Devon and Cornwall. In 2016 she showed in ‘Fourteen Turns’, a group show responding to Duchamp at Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes, London.

Andrews is currently collaborating with the scientist Andrea Streit exploring the inner ear and memory at Kings College London. She will be showing in ‘Spare Parts’, an exhibition on prosthesis at Science Gallery London in January 2019.

May 14, 2018
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