LightLab Artist: Neil Puttick

Neil Puttick creates playful live encounters and experiences that people can take part in. Recently he mobilised Macclesfield to produce the Barnaby #HomemadeParade with participants making a parade “from the comfort of their own home”.

Other highlights include filling a motor showroom with 30,000 My Little Ponies, organising a large-scale immersive Prison Escape game and turning the underside of a motorway into a multi-sensory experience. His works use “Loose Parts” theory to transform the everyday into “other temporary worlds” – seeing how location, objects and people can combine together to trigger our imagination and reach states of ‘deep play’.

Neil is looking for catalysts: ‘chain reactions of compelling and unfolding experiences’ for people to take their own experiences to the next level.

Neil has extensive experience training people in ‘invisible theatre’ and live art: teaching art collectives, university and communities groups to creating experiences.  He is a graduate of Drama from University of Bristol and Art from University of West of England

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Neil says:

“I’m really pleased to be part of the Lumen LightLab group visiting Blackpool and working with some of the best in the business. I can’t wait to work with other local artists creating light-art together, sharing skills, tips and tricks and forging connections with artist communities across Cheshire East.”

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Thanks to our funders

Lumen LightLab has been funded by a Project Grant from Arts Council England  and match funding from the Cheshire East Council Cultural Framework fund.  We are very grateful for their support and without these funds the programme would not be possible.

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