Multi Disciplined Mixed Media Artist & Designer.

A Luton born artist, Samantha works in a variety of disciplines. With a First in her BA Advertising Design degree, her research focused on place branding, positive placemaking and the enablement of social mobility within the arts as well as grassroots movements that enable community organising.

Her projects include: The Rise to the Beat Open Mic Night and The Beats Bench, working collaboratively with Revoluton Arts and other local artists as part of the Global Streets Ambassador and Creative People and Places Projects. Sam is Luton’s Global Streets Ambassador.

As part of the first round of Mini Commissions offered by Revoluton Arts Samantha was able to start a project titled: Transient Lives that enables her to focus on improving her skills in photography and documentary filmmaking. A topic Samantha has been affected by gave her reason enough to start the project and to give a voice to those who are affected by homelessness. Including those who live in temporary accommodation not fit for purpose and those who choose to live an alternative lifestyle, they can afford.

The Rise to the Beat Collective was born out of these previous projects and as part of the Hat District Creative Pioneers Project, we will be creating a digital design agency and our community recycled precious plastic plant.

We want to raise awareness and teach people in the community the cycle plastic goes through and what can be produced to keep the plastic we do have in the cycle to refrain it from ending up in landfill sites. We will run workshops for the community and local schools that will also teach the digital skills needed to transform waste plastic into wonderful, useful, and beautiful items.

Samantha is currently working towards her MA in Art & Design and has taken a hermeneutic phenomenological approach exploring the relationship of her invisible disabilities and hoarding, in particular clothing items and apparel that she will never be able to wear again.