RM Sánchez-Camus is the founder and director of the studio. An important strand of his practice is the building of support and exchange systems for artists, curators, activists and scholars working in social art practice. Marcelo is the co-founder and organiser of Social Art Network, a UK-wide association of creative professionals dedicated to socially engaged work. He co-convened the Social Art Summit, the first national UK review of socially engaged practice. He is a creative consultant on Axisweb’s Social Artery and Social Art Library (SOAL), two new online platforms dedicated to building a legacy around social practice. He is also the Lead Artist on Social Art For Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (SAFEDI) AHRC fellowship with Manchester Metropolitan University.
You can read more about Marcelo’s work and biography here.
Rebecca Thomson is an artist living in London. Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art she has exhibited her work at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Woon Foundation Prize, public art trails including Art Licks Weekend, and a solo show in TriO, a community, cultural and arts space in London E17. After completing an MA in History of Art in 2020, she joined ALAS as an Artist and Producer.
Rebecca has produced a series of workshops for Inner Rooms Inner Minds and supported the Woolwich Speaks project, amongst others.
Georgie Hubbarde is a community artist and ceramicist living in Brighton. She graduated from Goldsmiths with a degree in Fine Art and has been working within community spaces ever since. She currently facilitates workshops for vulnerable groups of people and has a particular interest in using tactile materials, in order to improve a sense of well-being among participants.
Georgie has facilitated workshops for several ALAS projects including Scrolled Life Stories, Inner Rooms Inner Minds and WTF Just Happened?!
CSM Placement Students
Placement students from Central Saint Martins, London BA Fine Art working with Applied Live Art Studio, Social Art Network and AXIS Web.
Ama Ogwo (She/ Her) has been handling social media posting and promotion for Social Art Network (SAN), she was responsible for drafting, arranging and posting the #SAFEDI work of collaborating artists, along with sharing and promoting content of collaborating organisations/artists.
Her recent roles have focused on the promotion of SAN Events, assisting with programming and comms for the upcoming SAN LDN events & refining and adding to the SAN website. She was also recently a speaker in SAN LDN and Peckham Platforms Social Art and EDI event in March, and an assistant to Marcelo in the Whitechapel Gallery project.
Ama’s practice is concerned with Black Identity, Black individuality and Black experience within a physical and public sphere. The materiality of the work is typically determined by the concepts she is interested in and the research she explores. She uses a range of textile, sculptural and physical processes alongside the use of digital illustration and film.
Daisy Brown (She/ Her) has been programming national SAN LDN events, developing the Social Artery Platform (A new media platform by AXIS web), updating and adding to the ALAS and SAN websites and networking organisations for Social Art Network. Daisy is also the CSM team leader for this years interns and is assisting Marcelo with the Gloucester Community Action Zone Project coming up this summer.
She has previously written about her experiences within university as a low income student, discussing cultural capital, classism and access within arts education in London. Looking at the importance of discussion, actions and institutional response.
She specialises in cameraless photography using sustainable chemical processes and minimal labour as possible to produce images that question value structures, material hierarchies, tools and practices.
Check out Daisy’s Instagram.
Abi Pert (She / Her) works predominantly with Applied Live Art Studios and Axis-web, creating content for ALAS social media and monitoring the analytics across platforms. She works closely with Rebecca, planning, promoting and launching new ALAS projects, as well assisting with the maintenance of the ALAS website. Additionally, I am working closely with Axis-web for the relaunch of The Social Art Library.
Abi explores themes related to the human condition. She uses a wide range of disciplines and methodologies, whilst being consistently visceral in her working process. She aims for her artwork to be immersive and impactful with high contrasting colours and an absurdist sensibility.
Take a look at Abi’s Instagram.