A freelance visual artist and Co-Director of theatre arts company Eye of Newt.
Sandra began her career as an Art Teacher in schools, moved across to gallery education at Manchester Art Gallery and still enjoys working collaboratively with the public to create spectacular art works.
She works predominantly within the field of outdoor arts, making giant puppets, lanterns and costumes for parades, festivals and events. Eye of Newt are currently building “The Cabinet of Curiosity”, a piece of interactive street theatre full of puzzles to solve and stories hidden within cupboards, drawers and boxes.
Sandra will be using her Tech/Play/Learn time to explore ideas for interactive lighting and sound, starting with the absolute basics in electronics using Arduino tech. She’s also keen to investigate how motion sensors might help audiences to play with the cabinet from a distance. This will be an entirely new field to explore and Sandra is looking forward to seeing where her experiments might lead.