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Scarlett Smyth

Artist, poet, and creative producer, currently working holistically with Neals Yard Remedies. Scarlett has a background in TV production, and is the watershed's previous interim studio coordinator. An advocate of social…


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Scarlett Smyth Artist and Creative Producer

Artist, poet, and creative producer, currently working holistically with Neals Yard Remedies.

Scarlett has a background in TV production, and is the watershed's previous interim studio coordinator. 

An advocate of social change, Scarlett aims to amplify and support unheard voices within the arts from disadvantaged backgrounds, as everyone should be able to access the arts and be represented, safe and listened to.

She is represented by Rising Arts Agency, where her collage artwork has been exhibited on billboards across the city as part of Rising's Whose Future campaign, as well as Bristol Beacon's Make Space For Music exhibition - a celebratory event, to unveil the organisation's new identity and future.

Scarlett is also alumni of BBC Arts, Channel 4 Random Acts, and the pilot scheme Creative Workforce For The Future in Bristol, where she worked with The Egg theatre, Bath and Creative Youth Network in Bristol as a creative producer.

Having been a founding member of Bristol Culture Young Collective where for the last three years, she has been advising on inclusion and accessibility within Bristol Museums, consulting on all areas of the museum including but not limited to; marketing and inclusive exhibition content, her idea germinated for an open day for creatives, to meet staff, chat and feel welcomed at the museum, which she later co produced and ran with the museum team.

Scarlett has also produced panel events for Bristol ideas, platforming underrepresented voices and ideas, including opening up what COP26 is, and discussing what it's like to be a young creative in the city.

After assisting with the running of the Working class writers festival, Scarlett was part of the initial conversations and planning, that led to the ' working class writers group' , a new group created for the working class community to come together and support each other, which is currently held at the watershed, run and facilitated by two Bristol creatives. 

Scarlett's art practice explores community, mental health, being working class, disordered eating, memory, grief, nature and hope, and more recently how our bodies and minds connect to renew and survive.

One of her most recent art pieces commissioned by BBC Arts, Paradise Island, is a Sound Sculpture, formed of symbolic segments, that recreate a childhood memory, incorporating poetry written by her late grandad, and her own words, collaged to create a fossil of physicality. 

Listen to  Paradise Island Here

 


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