Jackie is the Executive Director & Co-Founder of JAMarts an arts education organisation that develops innovative & engaging learning resources utilising the arts to engage communities, families and students. She works with Alexis Johnson who is Creative Director of JAMarts Ltd.
CENTENARY EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATION PROJECT
St Ives and British Modernism, The George and Ann Dannatt Collection
(Pallant House Gallery Publishing)
For more than half a century, between 1955 and 2009, two remarkable individuals, George and Ann Dannatt, devoted themselves single-mindedly to collecting the work of artists such as Patrick Heron,Terry Frost, Bryan Wynter, Peter Lanyon, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, John Wells and Paul Feiler, as well as many others with St Ives connections such as William Scott, Robert Adams, Roger Hilton, John Tunnard and Alfred Wallis... Illustrated with a wide range of works from the Dannatt and other collections, together with fascinating archival material, this book and accompanying exhibitions in 2015-2016 at Pallant House Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery and Dorset County Museum presents a view of British post-war modernism from the point of view of those most closely involved. Commercial exhibitions of George Dannatts work were also held at Osborne Samuel Gallery, London and Katharine House Gallery, Marlborough.
My specialist knowledge includes developing education practice; one example of this is s Room 13 Xtreme Arts Studio at Kings Park Primary School, Bournemouth. (www.xtremearts.org.uk) In 2012, I successfully led a team of four young people to work as Young Games Makers for the technology team based in the aquatics centre at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
BOURNEMOUTH'S BIG PICTURE
Picture This: Bournemouth’s 200 year Anniversary Celebrated in style...
Reception to Year 6 pupils from Moordown St John’s, Muscliffe, St Marks and St Michaels Primary Schools in Bournemouth worked together to create a ‘living’ picture to celebrate Bournemouth’s Bicentenary in 2010. The picture depicting Bournemouth's unique landscape incorporated, the river Bourne, the sea, golden beaches and pine trees as well as landmark buildings and notable sights. The children worked with their teachersto design costumes, write songs and create choreographic moves to interpret these elements of the landscape. These performances culminated in a finale in which the children came together to become a contemporary landscape of Bournemouth. The ‘living’ picture was photographed from the air and made into a commemorative postcard of the occasion. This ambitious project was developed and co-ordinated by Jackie Sarafopoulos & artists from Room 13 Xtreme Arts Studio, Dance for All and Soundstorm.
Blue Train was a collaborative project where young people developed their own creative practice to reinvent their ideas of Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes (V&A exhibition). Teams of young people worked within dance, music, costume, set design, curation, interpretation, film and web journalism, web design to realise the creative outcomes. The project led to an innovative ‘Ballets Russes’ performanced which was showcased at V&A museum. Blue train was a ‘vinspired’ event. Collaboration with East Potential Foyers was funded by the Arts Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Young Roots and The Merchant Taylors partnership between East Potential, the V&A Museum and Urban Development. The project was developed as part of the CreateFutures programme supported by the Wates Foundation.