Dr James Smith is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth. He uses advanced microscopy techniques, mainly atomic force microscopy, to study biomaterials and biological specimens. He has been active in this area since 1992 and has over 120 publications.
Jacqui Lea has a proven history of working in community education and creative projects. She leads Hopeweavers, a faith-based organisation offering spiritual direction and fellowship for people of all faiths and of none, which also provides tutors and support for Thornhill Art Group. Jacqui will be developing work using as a basis the techniques of carding, spinning and weaving using wool and hair from a variety of sources alongside the micrographs. Working also on drawings and as a painter, she looks forward to sharing her work in progress on this website.
Jacqui Smith is a self-taught flautist and plays in the Charity Symphony Orchestra and Pops Inc UK. She has also played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and offers flute tuition. For the project, Jacqui is looking forward to composing flute music, with accompanying instrumental backing where appropriate, inspired from the various micrographs.
Lynda Owen-Hussey is a self-taught artist who uses expressive art-making as part of her own spiritual practice. She loves to work alongside others in small groups to help them use expressive art-making to explore the dynamics of their own inner and spiritual lives. Lynda is the founder of Arising, a faith-based group, which supports and encourages artists in their creativity. Lynda is keen to use some elements of participatory art-making, engaging others in the creative process, to develop mixed media pieces that reflect images of self, expressions of identity and spirituality.
Geoff is a member of the team at Hopeweavers and is particularly interested in sculpture.
Information to follow shortly.