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South East Creatives: Matt Rowe

Still from ‘Rope Cycle’ made in collaboration with Anna Braithwaite, composer-in-residence at Chatham Dockyard 2019.  The South East Creatives grant supported the purchase of specialist equipment used to make this work.

The South East Creatives grant supported the purchase of specialist equipment used to make this work.

South East Creatives encourages businesses in the creative, cultural and digital sectors to take advantage of a new £5.1 million grants and support programme.

Matt Rowe, who is based on Tontine Street in the Creative Quarter, has benefitted from this programme.

About me:

Based in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter, I am an artist, lecturer, and photographer working with both digital and material based process. 

I originally trained in ceramics and glass. After graduating from my Masters degree in ceramics I became increasingly interested in documenting  the shifting sense of place that was occurring in sea side towns up and down the country. This prompted me to return to Folkestone to undertake a variety of inquiry led research projects.

My present work explores the uncanny and haunting aspects of folklore and regional identity and often  incorporates costume, ceramic props and digital production to create a series of still and moving image based works.

I regularly deliver a range of bespoke educational projects around the country that incorporate a wide range of creative processes. I also work as a lecturer in Creative Computing at the Edge, Folkestone College.

How South East Creatives (SECCADS) has supported my business:

South East Creatives has been a fantastic opportunity to explore and expand both my personal practice and educational business. After receiving the grant I have purchased vital equipment that has enabled me to create new films and develop digital environments that were previously unattainable. 

I’m now in the process of developing and series of portable VR workshops that allow young people to access heritage and digital fabrication.

See some of Matt's work here 

See Matt's education and engagement portfolio here 

    

Image: Still from Rope Cycle made in collaboration with Anna Braithwaite, composer-in-residence at Chatham Dockyard 2019. 

 

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