WHO’S HEREs

ROOM 1: Kindred Spirits Art are an inclusive teaching company, specialising in dance, theatre, bush craft and expression. We encourage confidence and individuality in a safe space to be creative and diverse 🙂

ROOM 2: Phoenix Consultants are a passionate team of highly qualified product designers with extensive industry experience in a range of sectors. They have worked with over 100 clients and received awards and commendations for our design work. Trusted by their clients to develop their ground-breaking products, taking ideas from conception through a rigorous product development process to create products ready for manufacture and product on shelf.

ROOM 3: theGLOS will be looking at Arts and Culture within the County of Gloucestershire. Whilst doing so they wish to give recognition to the Gloucester artists and Gloucestershire artists who are out there representing. Raising the profile of the city of Gloucester, not as a cultural cold spot, but as a city where the arts are recognised as a social good. They feel that if you allow art to flourish it will nourish the soul. TheGLOS are intent on inviting artists from further afield to join our community. They do so as a call to arms so to speak, to create a community that can not only deliver but develop art and the artists of tomorrow. Hence the tag line “Global, Local, One Source” theGLOS feel this approach will provide a platform for established artists, a doorway for aspiring artists and a pathway to collaboration.

ROOM 4: KRUSH FM

Music is at the core of everything we do, and all our DJs are committed to streaming and performing live and direct covering Hip Hop, RnB, Reggae, Dancehall, Afro Beats, Garage, DnB and Jungle

ROOM 6: Virtue & Soul Method James Hooper AKA Virtue is a Drum & Bass Producer & DJ from Gloucester. With releases across a number of well-regarded Drum & Bass record labels, which you can find on Spotify/Apple Music. James has been actively involved in the local Drum & Bass scene for over 15 years and steadily making a name for himself on the national circuit for just over 5 years

ROOM 7: Duck N Dot Julia, founder of Duck n Dot is inspired by her travels and loves to play with colour. The bright colours of Italy and South Africa have especially inspired her art style. Painting brightly coloured animals, landscapes and seascapes is what she loves to do. Julia also accepts commissions on pet and house portraits. In addition to commissions she is also currently working alongside ArtShape and Westonbirt Arboretum with their ReStorying the Landscape Project. The exhibition opens in the spring 2022. As well as her own work, Julia also loves to help others fall in love with art and works with the charity Heart Heroes, local primary school Kingsholm Primary and teaches at a number of after school classes for children and adults.

ROOM 8: Ella Daniel-Lowe

Luna Lotus is a design-led clothing, accessories and home decor brand that specialises in creating out of this world products. I was taught to sew and draw as a child by my mum and these soon became my favourite activities. Luna Lotus was born out of this love for design and creativity in early 2016. In April 2017 I was selected as the winner of the national Tomorrow’s Talent design competition to create a range of products in collaboration with the retailer Fat Face. Luna Lotus is an ecologically and ethically conscious company that strives to use responsibly sourced materials and practices to produce our products wherever possible.

Room 9: Mad About Art – Maddi Staples

Maddi Staples is an Artist, founder of MAD ABOUT ART! and work in Fine Art Services.

She is currently working on her own body work for an exhibition in the New Year with assistance from work experience students at University of Gloucestershire. Maddi is also planning an events calendar for MAD ABOUT ART Pay & Play in 2022.

“Without JOLT it is probable any of my businesses would not have happened in 2021. JOLT has given me an affordable space from which to create, make and run my start-ups from. I have also received vital business mentoring, networking and creative support. I also love being in Gloucester at the start of a very ambitious cultural programme and that I can contribute to this.”

Room 10: Russell Haines

Russell Haines became an artist after suffering a stroke and attending Art Therapy with Art Lift. His first exhibition was of portraits of people who attended Art Therapy with me. It was called “We’re All Mad Here.”

Russell has had several solo exhibitions since, the biggest being an Arts Council funded exhibition ‘Faith’.  This was a study into different faiths and belief systems. Russ’s latest exhibition ‘tales from a city’ can be seen at GL1 as part of an ongoing partnership with the venue.  

Russell has exhibited work across the UK including in The House of Lords, Gloucester Cathedral, The Tower of London, Cambridge University and All Hallows by the Tower, London. He has sold portraits as far afield as France, America and Australia

Room 11: George, Sam & JPDL

Sam is a music producer who enjoys a great reputation amongst his clients.  He possesses a rare combination of professionalism, unbridled enthusiasm and good vibes.  

JPDL is a spoken word artist with a hip-hop emphasis armed with a thought-provoking lexicon. Sam and George identify JPDL as one of the UK’s finest rappers.

George has a diverse range of musical skills gained over 3 decades of working with professional musicians and organising large community projects.  He is a proficient producer and mastering engineer and has a gift for making creative environments.

Together they have built a new music studio at JOLT as a base for their own creative output and seek to develop a sense of belonging and the extraordinary amongst all those who get involved.  

Room 12: Rose Feller

Rose Feller (also known as Rózsa Szűcs) is a Hungarian born artist who works with multimedia and recycled material to create maximalist art. Earlier in her career, she painted traditional works in an 18th-century style using oil paint. Although she is primarily self-taught, since moving to the UK in 2008, she has studied art formally at the Art and Design Foundation and the University of Gloucester, and her practice has expanded. Feller began by experimenting with surreal and abstract techniques, but eventually started to concentrate on abstract and AI art. Feller uses as much as 80 percent recycled material in her multimedia projects, including found objects, food waste, trash, glass, and dead animals. She has said that she is heavily influenced by Francis BaconPablo Picasso, and Damien Hirst, as well as Jackson PollockBarnett Newman, and Mark Rothko. She has exhibited work at the Gloucester City Museum, among others.

Room 13: Your Next Move

Your Next Move is a Gloucester based community interest company that utilises Hip Hop culture to inspire young people through events, performance and workshops.’

Tyler Attwood is a Gloucester based dancer, producer, choreographer, teacher and creative consultant. Tyler is also Founder / Director of Your Next Move, a Gloucester based community interest company that utilises Hip Hop culture to inspire young people through events, performance and workshops.

Room 14: Studio Sew.n

Austin is the founder and director of Studio Sew.n Ltd and Austin Wünderland, a fashion design and manufacturing studio. 

At Studio Sew.n Ltd the team design and make clothing from scratch. They work on bespoke projects for other businesses delivering retail ready products, all while working on developing our own clothing brand Austin Wünderland. Austin Wünderland is a mash up of ideas and concepts which allows the team to show more of their creative side. 

They work with other creatives all the time developing ideas and bringing your visions to life! Drop us an email or follow our journey on Instagram to find out more and see how we can help you! 

It’s been a very exciting period for the team developing products and seeing the brand come together 

Having a physical space to work/collaborate with other creatives was so important to us. My business was born out of Covid after I was made redundant while working for a games company in Cheltenham (a job which I loved!) but I quickly thought on my feet about my skill set (which was previously in manufacturing and fashion design) and I developed Studio Sew.n – things took off through our Instagram and soon I found my flat being overrun with industrial sewing machines, rolls of fabric and all sorts of clothing bits and bobs. Our space at JOLT is fabulous, it’s a great space which allows me to focus on developing both of my businesses and has allowed for me to be more creative while developing new product ideas! 

Pod 1: Functional Art and Design

Arul is a founder member of Functional Art & Design Centre. He studied precision engineering in The Netherlands and worked as a technical draughtsman and in the UK as a senior audit and assurance accountant. He also had various other trainings including luthier training at London Metropolitan University.  

He makes guitars in Cheltenham under the name of Avett Guitars and provided support services to develop functional art & design projects for those who wish to be self-employed.  He also conducts workshops for making guitars and kites. 

Pod 2: Sam Bates

Sam (She/They) is a recent graduate exploring LGBTQ+ identity and culture through her work, often adopting a punk-influenced aesthetic.

Pod 3: Grayson Livingtston – Neutral Sound

Grayson Livingston runs Neutral Sound. Neutral Sound is a social enterprise with three distinct parts: 

  1. Education – which is providing young people aged between 12-17 years old with the opportunity to take part in music production workshops. 
  2. Freelance – which is to utilise a broad range of skills and offer them on a freelance basis to other music creatives who need someone with different expertise. These skills are recording, mixing and mastering, drumming live and in the studio as well as providing 1-to-1 mentoring to musicians for their own projects.
  3. Opportunities – which is to provide ongoing performance, studio and production opportunities in the form of a small record label (grayish records) to upcoming musicians.

Pod 4: Sakura Fox Design Candice Fox adores anything creative. Working in paint, pen or pixel she always has a project on the go. Sakura Fox Design is her first outing in the fine art world, the goal is to create unique and interesting artwork that captures the imagination.

Pod 5: Amy Branch

Hello!

I am Amy Branch AKA amyissketchy.

I am a graphic designer and digital illustrator, looking to kickstart my freelancing journey.

I am interested in fun colour palettes and the relationship it has with your emotions. I enjoy high energy colourpop ideas.

I have a BA(hons) in Photography and Trend Forecasting from East London University.

I have worked with AirBnb, London Fashion Week & Gloucester Council.

I am currently working on rebranding a vegan food business and working with startups to create their original brand identities.

Pod 6: Currently Unoccupied

Pod 7: Ben Ashworth Ben, an artist and illustrator in based in pod 7. He specialises in painting moody landscapes, large wall murals and has just written and illustrated his first children’s book.

Pod 9 : Curretly Unoccupied

Pod 10: PhaseChan

Lydia, also known as PhaseChan, is a Gloucester based fantasy artist who specialises in drawing birds and beasts. She prefers working in black and white, but also uses colour in her digital art to create bold and striking illustrations. Nature and horror are common themes within her work, and she has also worked on large wall spaces – in May she will be attending UpFest in Bristol to complete a brand new large scale piece.

Pod 11: Moonchild

Panache is a multifaceted creative with experience in disciplines such as traditional African music and art, Stonemasonry and events organising and presenting, previously a performer now dedicating their time to developing creative projects based on their self taught skills in collaboration with organisations and individuals across the UK. His work often takes on inspirations from traditional history with a futuristic twist

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