Main Shiver Me Timbers Exhibition

About Sheridan Designs

Sheridan Design was formed in August 1988 by Patrick Sheridan with the express intention of offering a first-class multidiscipline design service. Print, packaging and corporate identity were the initial staples of the business and this work, for the likes of AkzoNobel, Close House and NewcastleGateshead Initiative, continues to flow.

Recent design and print work includes The Pen Shop 13th Edition catalogue, classes and performances brochures for Dance City, and Beamish Hall’s conferencing and events guides.

However, for the past nine years, Sheridan Design have also grown the exhibition design and build side of the business, producing must-see exhibitions for South Tyneside Council, Seven Stories, The Jewish Museum of London, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and others. Aside from ‘Shiver Me Timbers’, Sheridan Design’s most recent exhibition is ‘Bones’ which was created for the Great North Museum: Hancock and ran from February – May 2017. The exhibition showcased the museum’s huge collection of animal bones. They also designed and produced the hugely successful ‘Sir Ridley Scott – Past, Present and Future Visionary’ exhibition  for South Tyneside Council, which was the opening exhibition at The Word and ran from October 2016 – May 2017.

The Sheridan Design team is made up of graphic designers, illustrators, project managers and exhibition builders, all of whom have an extensive array of skills, both traditional and contemporary.

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The Exhibition ‘Pod’

About Rachel Johnson

Rachel is a North Shields born moving image artist, dance–theatre maker, dance-film workshop leader, Spin Art’s Artist and director of own company, Experiential. Social engagement is at the heart of her practice. She generates a relationship with her audience through including members of the community in her research, delivering creative and life changing workshops and producing immersive experiences.

She has delivered and managed over 36 creative, dance & film workshops to people aged 5- 67 and with schools, dance organizations, community organizations, Councils and organisations for those with more complex needs.

About Shizuka Hariu

Shizuka is an international designer, architect and scenographer. Since 2009, she has been a co-director of the SHSH ARCHITECTURE + SCENOGRAPHY. She is also a member of The Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD) and Japan Association of Theatre Designers and Technicians (JATDT). Her scenography describes the relationship between concrete and imaginary space, based on her acute understanding of architectural environments. She obtained a Master’s degree in Engineering in Architecture at Tokyo University of Science in 2000. She trained in MA Scenography at Central Saint Martins College Art & Design before completing her PhD ‘Between the Imaginary and the Concrete – Scenography for Contemporary Dance’ at Leeds Beckett University in UK and she has also been invited as a guest lecturer in UK, Belgium and Japan.

About Angus Macfadyen

Angus is a London based BBC Camera Operator. His television career started at the age of eighteen, whilst filming the 1990 London Poll Tax Riots he was talent spotted by ENG crew and given a job as a runner at LWT. Four years of camera assisting in documentary and single camera drama followed before operating on The Bill in 1996 for Thames Television, Casualty and Holby for the BBC followed.

He has continued to work with the BBC most recently for the Olympics in Rio. Angus has been working with cameras which enable him to capture wild animals in Africa at night, seen in the ‘award winning’ programme Drama Doc’s. He also works independently, working with Experiential Dance, directing short documentary films for corporate and worldwide NGO’s.