Cairi Jacks – UK

As an artist Cairi likes to make work that is participatory, inviting the audience to take part in an experience, which could potentially be transformative focusing on providing opportunities for audiences to connect with the more-than-human world. Growing up in the Welsh countryside has given her a good botanical knowledge, a love of ecology and an affinity with the natural world and she recently graduated from an MSc in Environment, Politics and Society at University Collage Londo. She now weaves her new knowledge of these understandings and perspectives back into her art practice.

Cairi tries to work with non–hierarchical structures and often works in groups using consensus decision-making processes. This excites her because it gives everybody the opportunity to feel empowered, which engages them with their work more passionately. She has worked extensively with children and young people from various backgrounds and with a range of needs, particularly running creative workshops and in outdoor education, this has given me skills for dealing with lots of different situations.

In 2015 She completed an Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy course, a skill set and understanding that has proved invaluable in much of my work. I have been lucky enough to grow up in a community of keen singers. This has given me a life long love of a’cappela harmony singing. I now sing with a three part harmony group Toute Suite.