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"We asked Gill to help us paint a book bench as part of a literacy scheme run by Manchester City Council. We loved her enthusiasm and the way she was completely supportive of all the children's contributions. We've since worked closely with her on several other projects, and love the difference her artwork has made to the school".
Eileen Anderson, Deputy Head, St. Peter's Primary School, Tameside
"Gill's painted murals inside and out of our church and Charity Shop. She understands what we need to create in our shared space and knows exactly how to make it happen. When we commissioned her to spray paint a large hoarding next to our charity shop to draw people in, she really engaged with what we needed and also with passers by who wanted to know more about what she! was doing and why. The artwork really increased our visibility in the community and was exactly what we needed to make a splash".
Rachel Steward, Community Events Manager, Sale Salvation Army
“Gillian was great ! City of Trees worked with her to create a series of public art/children’s interpretation pieces for Sale Water Park, and she translated our hazy ideas into a herd of wonderful wooden cows beautifully decorated with graphics and text. We took them on tour round festivals and libraries and they captured the imagination of children and adults alike”.
Rhys Wynne, City of Trees, Manchester
"Gill created a mosaic logo design for our school hall working with the children. All the children, from YN-Y6, were involved in the creation of the mosaic. The end result is fantastic and several parents and other visitors have commented on how bright and vibrant the design is. During the whole project Gill was great to work with-professional, approachable and the children thoroughly enjoyed working with her".
Kelly Macadam, Head teacher, Woodbank Primary School, Bury
"Gillian has worked at Woodheys on various wonderful projects. We are the Religious Education hub school for Trafford and host lots of training and visitors. We receive many positive comments about the murals at our school. In July 2016 we were awarded Religious Education Quality Mark Gold and the assessor commented on our murals. Gillian always involves the children in the design and production of the finished pieces of work. Gillian listens to our requirements then personalises the commissioned pieces with her amazing talent. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to work alongside children and adults in the community."
Laura Roberts, Trafford SACRE member and Head teacher at Woodheys Primary School, Sale
"Gill has been Artist-in-Residence at The Heys for five years now, creating works of art that involve children and staff right throughout the school. She works closely with our art department so her work fits in perfectly with programmes we already have running, and is helping us work towards our Artsmark Gold Award. The projects Gill provides are a lot of fun for pupils, and they love having a sense of ownership about the artwork on display in our school. Her approach to pupils is friendly and encouraging, and pupils are always asking when she will be working with them next!"
Sharon Maginn, Deputy Head, The Heys Primary School, Ashton-Under-Lyne
"We asked Gilly to create some wall art in our baby's bedroom. We love reading so we really wanted the artwork to reflect that. She helped us choose what kind of design and colour scheme would suit us best and she even let us have a go at some the painting ourselves! We absolutely love the results."
Adelle Almond, Stoke-on-Trent