We are very excited to announce that we have a new member joining our board as a director of the company for 2020/21. Sophie Warner is a Leeds-based creative, illustrator (Sophaluna Studio) and current student at Leeds Arts Univeristy. We are pleased to be growing our team, and are glad to have them onboard to help us deliver all the amazing projects we have lined up next year.
“My passion is in creating illustrations to make people smile as well as inform, illuminate and educate. My practice investigates anecdotal narratives from personal observations to bring light, life and colour to social and cultural issues I find important. My illustration stems from image making to poetry so I am very open minded to the execution of a project. I thrive in environments which are people orientated, and achieving common goals, whilst equally comfortable working independently.
I’m joining Graft to bring communities together and to introduce people to creativity as a medium of self-expression. Illustration, theatre, music and writing are all wonderful ways to collaborate and understand who you are as a person and support others around you. I want people to feel the joy and pride I do when I step back from my own work and think ‘I made that.’ I love working with the young community and am most excited to gain experience working alongside schools to bring some colour and fun into classrooms. I’m joining Graft because I AM a grafter!”
We welcome Sophie to the team and hope we can provide them with some valuable skills, advancing their career whilst bringing our communities together to celebrate arts and culture.
If you’re interested in joining us as a member or interested in becoming a board director, get in touch with us and we will send you all the information you’ll need to know and how we can help you create successful community centred arts projects!