Catrin Jeans and Fraser MacDonald perform roles as organisers, motivators and as participants to deliver collaborative art projects. Their shared intention as artists is to facilitate an understanding of art by stimulating a varied audience in enjoyable participatory artwork. They are interested how ‘providing a service’ can function in a literal sense, by exploring our purpose as art workers and engaging the community with events of benefit to all participants.
Their recent projects have included –
The Arts Practitioners Consultancy for the Friends of Insch Community and Hospital, 2012, in which they delivered a variety of arts events involving local schools, community groups, residents, commuters and Bennachie Leisure Centre users, that explore the issues of Health and Wellbeing in Insch and its surrounding villages.
For Glasgow International and Market Gallery’s Art Lending Library 2012 they provided the materials needed to get people to train as a performance footballer, with the intention to explore an alternative Team GB, which would be proposed as a national team to compete in the upcoming Olympic Games.
Twenty-Four Hour Football was a performance within GENERATORprojects, Dundee designed to encourage viewers to participate as artist’s in a performance through an internationally familiar medium; a game of football.