Cracked Light are a collective of artists who work across theatre, film and digital – our favourite projects are the ones where we mash them all together. We make events, installations and performances, and we love to collaborate with communities to create art for everyone. Sometimes we work in theatres, sometimes in museums or festivals or schools; a lot of the time we’re in a coffee shop.
Simon is a biologist, science communicator, writer and presenter. His company Ready Steady Science takes shows to theatres and festivals all over the country. He runs the Ugly Animal Preservation Society (a comedy night with a conservation twist) and is the co-creator and host of Level Up Human (a science panel show podcast). Simon owns a musical saw but thankfully doesn’t play it, and he really hates pandas.
Victoria is a theatre maker and producer who specialises in youth and community work. She is currently Senior Producer (maternity cover) at Battersea Arts Centre and has previously worked with companies
including The Roundhouse, artsdepot and Salisbury Playhouse. Victoria is trying to learn how to hula hoop and drinks a lot of cups of tea.
Dan is a film maker, video designer, theatre maker and programmer. He has made video for the likes of Barclays, Amazon, Carat, Dentsu Aegis, and theatrical video designs for Paines Plough, Headlong, Slung Low, and RIFCO. He also has an MA in Writing & Performance (for Film, TV and Theatre). Dan is super into coffee, has his own coffee plants, and is liable to get grumpy if you put an “x” in “espresso”.
It’s hard for me to believe that Cracked Light Arts is already halfway through our six-month residency with the National Maritime Museum. We’re part of Travellers’ Tails – a project all about exploration, art and science, which is inspired by two paintings by George Stubbs. One is of a kangaroo and one of a dingo …
There are a wealth of stories to be told about Captain Cook, Banks and Stubbs. The Portrait of a Large Dog and The Kongouro from New Holland are the outcome of an amazing tale of exploration, daring and secrecy. Cracked Light (the Travellers’ Tails’ Artists in Residence) decided to tell some of this story through …