Other Sessions & Projects

Ghost Lab

Comic strip documenting a Social Haunting research workshop at Barnsley NUM Headquarters. Additional information here.

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Ghost Lab Tarot Deck

Designed and produced as a magical prompt for exploring past, present and future utopias. Part of the 2016 Utopia Fair at Somerset House, and a Ghost Lab workshop at the New Vic Theatre, Stoke.

Figure Drawing sessions

Ran as family drop-ins or more intensive workshops for Key Stage 3.

More information and images here.

Creative Consultants at Manchester Art Gallery

Young people's projects, interpreting works by Grayson Perry, Kelley Walker and Jeremy Deller. Click through to read more.


St Matthews RC High, Manchester

A 25 metre mural designed and completed by Jim and a class of Y10 pupils, depicting the history of the local area Moston.

City Learning Centre, Abraham Moss Centre, Manchester

Put together from images created by local Y2 pupils first steps into Adobe Illustrator.

Green End Primary, Manchester

Library mural, made up of pupils drawings from their favourite books on the shelves.


Westhoughton High School, Westhoughton


Larger scale projects and Interpretation


Heroes & Monsters

exhibition and family trail, Manchester Art Gallery

  To provide a way in to the Greek Myths found in the Victorian collection, Jim worked with the learning team in devising a summer exhibition, activities and family trail bringing the stories to life. Part of the process involved working with a local Y6 class to create a new version of the gallery’s Parthenon Frieze casts, depicting highlights and observations from their visit to the gallery.

  The main space was also crammed full with murals telling the story of the Olympians overthrowing Cronos. Children could 'pick a realm' and show their allegiances with either a Zeus, Posiedon or Hades headband to wear, then collect a huge map to lead them around the key Victorian works, with fun activities in front of each one.  The back of the map featured a wealth of illustrated stories, animating the myths behind each particular paintings sculpture.