Gary-Martin


Bio

Gary-Martin is an artist, designer, and educator whose socially engaged practice explores systems of consumption and creation, and the common ground between creative practice and political ecology. His creative practice playfully engages with the potentialities of objects and environments through participatory art, toolkit design, and audio-visual composition.

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Activities

🔮 Experience Designer, pyka
🤝 Artist-Researcher, Third Nature
🥁 Lecturer of Music, Uni of Gloucestershire

Projects

Gary-Martin has worked as a community arts facilitator for over 10 years, delivering creative engagements for thousands of young people across Wales in over 100 schools and with organisations like Prince’s Trust, Cadw, Arts Council Wales, Peak, Wales Millenium Centre, Chapter Arts, etc. He is a lecturer in the school of Creative Arts at the University of Gloucestershire where his teaching focuses on sustainability, research, and the creator economy. He has designed numerous toolkits and guides on areas like collaborationfacilitating creative expression, and developing music communities.

As a technologist and experience designer he has built his own software instruments/tools, designed interactive browser-based audio experiences, helped communities turn unloved objects into instruments, and co-created accessibility-first digital music instruments with/for learners in ALN settings. He has also contributed to the development of iOS apps that let you remix sounds and construct interactive digital moments from the world around you, and co-created digital art tools with young people for clients like Tate and Shakespeare’s Globe.

His music practice explores the impact of internet cultures and platforms on musical works and communities, experimenting with emerging music practices and forms like virtual festivals, a tour in a dayco-op record labels, and songs released on emerging music platforms. As resident music producer at pyka he has created numerous found sound remixes with the likes of Tate Britain, London Symphony Orchestra, Wales Millennium Centre, Chester Zoo, Techniquest, and the Sherman Theatre.