NEoN Digital Arts Archive

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Hidden Route & Hayley Blakeman

Wednesday 10 - Tuesday 30 November, 24/7

Various street advertising sites across Dundee.

hidden route theatre company, theatre-artist Hayley Blakeman and NEoN Digital Arts Festival collaborated on an exciting new project that Autumn. Taking Space: Digital worked with women and girls from across Dundee’s communities to creatively explore women’s safety in digital spaces.

Through a series of creative workshops three groups worked with three artists to discuss, debate, question and create their own artistic digital provocations which have been shared with the city via striking pieces of public art as part of NEoN Digital festival in November. Their story could also be seen on our online festival platform in the community space.

Heather Tulloch: Graphic Design
Jassy Earl: Filmmaker

About the Artists

hidden route is a theatre company based in Dundee and work across Scotland. They explore the unexpected and collaborate with people to make incredible things happen through exciting, engaging and empowering participatory theatre experiences and performance. Gemma Nicol & Lisa Williamson are co-Artistic directors of hidden route. Collectively they have been working within the participation sector for over twenty years.

Hayley Blakeman is a theatre maker based in Dundee. She specialises in working alongside communities and creating spaces with those that are participating feel a sense of belonging and purpose. She is interested in creating theatre that explores the untold stories of lived experiences and asking questions about how we can build a better society for us all to live. Hayley has over 12 years experience working in the creative industries and enjoys collaborating across the art balls with different practitioners and communities.

Heather Tulloch is a recent graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and is currently based in Glasgow. A curious and open-minded designer, passionate about arts, social issues, music and culture. Her research-led design practice spans across print, digital, editorial and visual identities. Her work explores how design can encourage conversations, influence behaviours and inspire positive change in our society. In her spare time, you can find her DJing for Polka Dot Disco Club and planning her next cycling trip.

Article published online on the NEoN website, as part of the NEoN 2021 Festival

Taking Space:Digital was an online commission for the NEoN 2021 festival, the videos are on the NEoN Vimeo channel: [x] [x] [x]