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We want you to be part of D-Live! amazing journey, we are growing every day with more ambitions vision becoming a world class Deaf theatre. We are currently looking for new Advisory Board member to join our growing Board members , watch our new BSL video entitle 'Advisory Board Members' with one of our amazing actor Alex Nowak for details on how to join one of our wonderful Advisory Board team.
Christopher Sacre studied BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture at Wolverhampton
University. His 2010 installation ‘See What This Man Gave Birth to After Using
2000 Condoms in 22 Days’ marked a creative turning point as his work shifted
from more traditional, nature-related sculpture to the conceptual.
Energised by the success of this piece Christopher created a further sculptural
evolution of his ‘condom’ cast work culminating in his solo 2014 exhibition
‘NOTHINGNESS’ supported by Arts Council - winner of the 2014 FPS Roy
Rassmussen Award. Christopher has continued to explore the possibilities of
his sculptural forms whilst pushing his work into unfamiliar territory with
drawings, paintings and prints.
In 2015 Christopher moved into the realm of public art installation with
Aperture Project, a participatory work in Rochester, Kent created in
collaboration with sound artist Stuart Bowditch.
Christopher also works extensively with museums and galleries around the
country delivering creative workshops for both deaf and hearing people since
2000. In 2016, Christopher established SEE and CREATE, enabling Deaf Families
to have greater opportunity to participate in accessible family-friendly creative
events. And co-founded the MESS ROOM, a creative community hub with a
special emphasis on providing access to creative events for Deaf, Blind and
Partially-Sighted people. Based at Sun Pier House in Chatham, Kent it offers a
wide range of creative activities working in partnership with skilled local artists to
ensure diversity and choice in their offer.
Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq Is a visual artist and art facilitator. Since 1992 she has
been exhibiting her work in the UK and Internationally and has been showcased
on the BBC, Channel 4 and BSL Zone.
Creating visual art in paintings and installations she explores what it means to be
deaf in contemporary society and as a Deaf woman of Asian heritage the experience
of being a ‘minority within a minority’. Rubbena is continually developing and
refining her practice and often creatively collaborates with other artists and the
public using film music and performance.
Rubbena has over 20 years’ experience in leading creative and PHSE workshops
across the UK giving deaf children opportunities to explore their deaf and cultural
identities through creativity. She also provides workshops and BSL tours in art galleries
such as Tate Modern, The Queen’s Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts. She is a
qualified Arts Award Advisor (Silver).
Rubbena does public speaking at universities and conferences on Deafness,
education and art therapy. She mentors young Deaf people and is passionate
about opening doors for the Deaf Community.
In May 2019 she was commissioned by ITV for’ ITV Creates’ to make an indent
for broadcast of the ITV logo using sign language. This screened on prime-time
TV during 2019 and 2020. Her portfolio of work can be viewed at rubbena.com.
Previous role as Assistant Producer for the BBC, part of the Deaf Olympics media group, Business owner of JCPromotion UK; event planning throughout the UK for the British Deaf Association and committee member organising an annual national deaf holiday event (Deaf 50+), Theatre and comedy productions, live performances and charitable fundraising events.
I provide Sensory Specialist support to local Councils to advise on accessibility issues, a Teacher and Deaf Awareness Trainer.
'Martin has always had an appreciation of the Visual Arts (and other generic arts too) and BSL access which has led to him facilitating guided tours for Deaf sign language users and currently piloting a funded project, Digitspace, which will open up opportunities for Deaf people to participate in the arts and cultural sectors outside London, starting with the North East region.
He also is a freelance Architect with his own niche consultancy, roomfactory, undertaking architectural and arts commissions. Furthermore, he is a passionate lifelong advocate of issues concerning mental health and deafness as well as general health awareness for Deaf people.
This year, to beat the Covid Pandemic fatigue, he is now embarking a new exciting challenge of developing an unique art calligraphy project and trying to develop outdoor art tours.’