The Trickster Network is made up of makers, researchers, critics and performers interested in exploring the Trickster characters that are found all over the world, wherever and whenever anyone is telling a story.
This is where you can find out more about our partners and contributors, with short biographies and links to the work that they are creating on a Trickster theme.
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I mainly work using knitted textiles, and have created many woven webs exploring the conscious and psyche using knit and found object installation work. I am interested in the way that objects, particularly domestic, can be manipulated and enjoy subverting or leaving traces of twisted narrative in my work for interpretation.As well, through a direct [...]
I am an ‘Elemental’ story teller. I work with a huge range of people from babes in arms to elder people in their 90′s. I fundamentally believe that creative story telling is a vital tool to communication and positive experience. When I am performing I use audience participation and inclusion techniques, I also use craft [...]
I am a freelance illustrator. My influences for my illustrations stem from an interest in artifacts, textiles from around the world and nature. I have worked on a lot of varied projects including storyboarding, product design and rebranding amongst others. Usually I use a combination of hand rendered and digital processes, and tend to work in [...]
My name is Elisabeth Thomas and I am a Bristol Based Illustrator. My practice revolves around the reportage style of drawing and recording. However… i’m not afraid to get creative with my perception of the things going on around us, and if necessary bend the reality as we know it a little to my design.
I’m a public engagement practitioner, mostly with science. Basically, I really love getting people talking to each other. I developed I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here!, which now runs nationally, getting school students talking to real scientists. My next project is going to be Tales from the River. Walking the length of the [...]
Professor Hamish Fyfe is Director of the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytellling. He has worked as a teacher, actor, and researcher in a variety of contexts and worked for twenty years in Belfast, Northern Ireland before taking up his post as Chair of Arts in the Community at the University of Glamorgan in September 2004. His [...]
For the past 15 years David has been telling traditional stories for people of all ages in all sorts of places – theatres, community centres, castles, parks, libraries and schools throughout Wales, as well as at international festivals. With an animated physical style linked to a lively use of English language, and a wide repertoire [...]
TUUP (The Unorthodox, Unprecedented Preacher) – has been a professional storyteller since 1981, when he joined Ben Haggarty and Daisy Keable to form the West London Storytelling Unit. He is truly an elder of the storytelling revival in Britain. His style of total improvisation, fabulous capacity for mimicry and ear for a wild story is [...]
Ben Haggarty began telling stories professionally in 1981 – becoming a central figure in the re-visioning of storytelling as a contemporary performing art in the UK. Today, Ben is a world-class performance storyteller, whose work delights and subverts audiences across the English-speaking world. He is internationally respected for his playful and lively performances, for [...]