Maryjane Edgar CV

 

Originally from Bromley Kent, Maryjane Edgar grew up in a family of artists, where creativity was a way of life. (Her parents met at artschool!) Her greatest influences are the emotion felt in her father’s piano playing, and the accuracy of his ability to draw portraits, her mother’s puppet making and her ability to turn her hand to make anything!

Having lived in Rome for 4 years, the beauty and antiquity of the country, the passion for life and the pre-Rafaelite paintings all have had a profound effect on her and the way in which she works.

info@theartofmaryjane.co.uk

 

Experience

 

Theatre, Dance and Voice work, travelled extensively exploring the cultures in: France, Switzerland, Italy, Malta, Crete, Israel, Spain, Iceland and United States of America.

  • Commissions for murals of dolphins and waterfalls and beach scenes
  • Faerie throne workshops for childrens parties
  • Collaborative performance for the elderly, produced by myself and five members of the drama group ‘open doors’ …..the clues of a crossword were acted out with rhythm and rhyme ( the audience had to guess the answers)..
  • Worked on Crown Radio as Presenter and co -host,
  •  Commissions for murals; a sunrise,  dolphins pets.
  •  Paintings;  large abstracts, portraits, and animals
  • Art and crafts for children at saint augustines church, norwich

Stories with music and making of animals in the environment for children at Bottisdale primary school. The animals were made from paper mache wire and modroc and attached to a totem pole as a rite of passage, because they were leaving the school.

Stories music drama and art projects were developed with the children at Belfry primary school and Wells primary school , to produce the opera ‘Sea Tongue’ with the ‘Jay singers.

 

Gregor the Giants Chair

Made from logs and found wood, a sculpture standing 4 metres high in the grounds of Blickling Hall.

 

Colourscape Stories

Music and a giant mural for children in the Cambridge community, where they were invited to think about the use of colour and its effect on the environment. The mural hangs in the building adjacent to the library.

The children also made faerie thrones , wands and crowns from found wood.

Conservation ‘Hotstuff’

A world conservation project, ‘Hotstuff’ was developed, to make children aware about sustainable energy and recycling. The amount of energy we use in this country was measured in footprints, which each child at Bowthorpe school in Norwich decorated with objects they might have otherwise thrown away. They also made an object out of clay and had to place it into a giant ball ‘world’ so they saw their piece being ‘recycled’ . Music and songs were performed about the elements to finish.

 

Midsummer Nights Dream

Working with children that were about to move up to high school, – (North Walsham), they were given ways to interpret the language, using action, movement and verbal skills. They made masks to become the characters, using card, wax resist colouring with brusho, wire and found wood. The outcome was a great success .

 

Presenter at Crown Radio

Norwich mall, multitasking early morning drive, using S&P skills!

 

Burgh Apton Sculpture Trail

A 3 metre giants chair was created for the centre of the trail, complete with giants cushion…people were invited to tie found objects onto the legs!

 

Blickling Hall

Stories and music for adults and children at Christmas

 

Layer Marney

Mask making, stories and music in a Mongolian yurt.

 

‘Passion’

An evening of love stories and music at Sheringham Little Theatre.

 

Storytelling Workshops

For adults at Tuckswood primary school aimed at getting people to step outside their comfort zone, teaching the beginning steps of how to tell a story without a book.

 

Indian evening at Aylsham community centre….Indian stories

Radio Norfolk stories at Gorleston

WI Loddon stories

Felbrigg Hall grounds, – stories and music in yurt

Stories and wand making at Tudor hall near Tasburgh

Exhibition for Happisburgh (paintings and digital photography)

Exhibition for Blickling (paintings)

Exhibition at Alby Craft centre (North American Indian chair)

Mural at Blickling nursery school (hands and feet)

Syon Park Art Festival, (stories and music in yurt)

Swanton Abbot fete stories in an army tent!

Hewett High school storytelling with sound expression

Blickling Hall stories and music

Salthouse Church Giant community Wish Catcher

panto ‘emperors new clothes ‘- played Davina Mcall

Assington mill storytelling workshop

Aldborough Panto Hansel and Gretel

Millfield school Storytelling workshop

N. Walsham library Storytelling with music for Art Exhibition

Castle Museum Norwich Historical Art Technology

(shields and shoes)

Henley on Thames Storytelling weekend

Sheringham Train Station Stories and Mask making

Millfield School Storytelling workshop

Fleggburgh Community centre Creative Art workshop (birthday masks and who

you are)

School festival Mask workshop

Thetford Community centre Stories and Music Art therapy

Hevingham Primary School mask making and stories

White Woman Lane School Art Technology and Assembly storytelling

Horsford Infant School two day Totem Pole project

Storytelling at The Garage Norwich

Wedding Stories told in a yurt Billericay

Stories and creative art technology weekend Henley

Creative recycling masks Blofield Primary School

Community rood screen making workshop Paston Church

Stories and Mask making at Blofield Primary School

Wizard Sticks and Faerie Crown making Ashbeech Primary School

Indian Face Masks and charm sticks at Westmere School

Face masks, cats and butterflies at Marham Junior School

Paper cutting painting and abstract klimt patterns

Face masks and wizard wands at Ghosthill School Taverham

Re-enactment day making shields and shoes Houghton Hall

Storytelling for the Blind at North Walsham Community centre

Stories at Southrepps Church

Murals  for The Avenues School, Norwich:  Aboriginal, African, Japanese and Chilean

Sketches for Aldborough Players’ Noel Coward play

Eleven sessions of Stories and Creative Art for North Walsham High School

Stories and Creative Art all in a Teepee

Murder Mystery plays acted out at The Cliff Hotel and on the Sheringham Steam Train

Multicultural Stories and Creative Art at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Multicultural Stories and Art at Harleston, Suffolk

Treasures from other countries, Inuit Stories and Doll making at Polar Museum, Cambridge

Stories and Creative Art for children’s Birthday Party in a Teepee

 

 

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ONGOING TEACHING/ WORKSHOPS/ PERFORMANCES:

Children’s Birthday Parties in a Teepee

Voiceovers for commercials

Digital sound expression/Soundscapes

Digital photography

Mask making

Faerie throne making

Creative recycling

Storytelling and workshops

Instrument making

Creative dance/movement

Music and stories for parties (adults and children)

Adults with a ‘Story Parcel’

Childrens with mask making, faerie throne/ crown making

or giant Birthday card