Other theatre credits include 5 (National Youth Theatre), A Perfect Child, Sea Change (Òran Mór), Friends Electric (Visible Fictions), Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks (Platform). With Ailie Cohen he created The Secret Life of Suitcases (Unicorn) and Cloud Man both of which are currently touring internationally. Lewis’ work has been presented throughout the Scotland and the rest of the world including performances in Australia, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Germany, USA and Japan. He is a former Board member of the Playwrights Studio Scotland.
He has been working as the Embedded Artist with Bike for Good on ‘Velocommunities‘, the 1000th Climate Challenge Fund project, to use theatre and video to document and explore Glasgow’s transition to a more sustainable city.
“As an artist I’m always interested in telling stories which are not being told, asking questions which don’t have easy answers, and amplifying urgent concerns about the world.
For me it’s really about creating space for new ways of seeing the world, giving audience a chance to reassess and reflect. That’s why I think the arts have an absolutely integral role in the way we talk about sustainability, it encourages us to explore complicated, mysterious, ambiguous terrain, to face real beauty and real horror on personal and universal scales, and begin to process what world we live in now, and how we might change it.”
Clare has taken over as the Director of SCAN (Scottish Contemporary Arts Network), a founding member of Creative Carbon Scotland, and takes the place on the board of their former director. She has a background in publishing and communications and has edited a range of award-winning titles covering arts, culture and social affairs. Her experience includes working with organisations across the UK, including The Big Issue and Scottish Refugee Council. Her work in the arts includes communications support for CCA, Trongate 103 and Glasgow International, as well as time spent co-ordinating Glasgow’s Youth Music Forum.
“We know that artists and visual art organisations are able to create innovative ways of questioning the way we live, and as such we believe it’s important for SCAN to be part of this discussion. SCAN is committed to supporting the work of Creative Carbon Scotland, and to growing our own role to positively influence the wider sector and public to be engaged with environmental challenges.”
A changing board
Matthew is Head of Portfolio management at Fujitsu having previously worked as Head of Strategy & Business Change at Fujitsu, UK and Ireland and in Fujitsu Services as a Business Servies Lead and Business Transformation Manager. He has a masters in Business Administration from the University of Edinburgh. He originally worked with Creative Carbon Scotland through a placement organised by the Foundation for Social Improvement which works to offer strategic support to small charities.
See the full Creative Carbon Scotland board and find out about the full range of expertise helping to set the strategic direction of the organisation.