Cas Holmes trained in community arts working in areas of health,  education and environmental arts practice. A former lecturer at Middlesex University (Community and Environmental Arts Practice), she continues to enjoy the challenge of working on site-specific projects. This work is discussed in ‘A Growing Concern, Environment, Community and Textiles on Textileartist.  

tea-flora-tales-at-epmTea-Flora-Tales.  (above) an ongoing collaboration with artists and makers to raise awareness of environmental issues and organisations in relationship to the landscape and habitat including the work of Plantlife. Current workshops and projects are on her blog.43 Hop-Kins 5 (6)Hop-Kins in hoppers hut at Kent Life (featured in Stitch Stories)

‘Handkerchiefs & Garden of Remembrance’ at the Garden Museum, Lambeth with Age UK Bromley and Greenwich. Photos:www.johonephotography.com

Nautical Threads with Dover Arts Development  exploring Dover’s long nautical history and involved artists and schools across Dover District as well as members and organisations from the local community

Cas Holmes St Peters (4)Runneymede Revisited, Marking the Magna Carta,  St Peters Church, Oare.

traces-indian-journalAbove: Traces Installation (above top) in Rochester Cathedral supported by Arts Council England, Medway Arts Development and Rochester Cathedral. Indian Journal (above), as part of Traces was  awarded a Highly Commended by Red Line Artworks.rlaw-hc-badge

60Butterflies by Meadows School for Community Curator

Installation, St Saviours, Jersey. Hautlieu School in partnership with the Harbour Gallery
Installation, St Saviours, Jersey. Hautlieu School in partnership with the Harbour Gallery

1319123327One day workshop, Creative books, teacher training, The Making at Middlesex University

Outdoor schools workshop programme with Broad Oak Nature reserve Canterbury in partnership with Paul Goodrick. We were also selected as one of 100 artists projects supported nationally in ‘The Year of the Artist 2000’ to work as ‘Art for Alternative Spaces’ on a project called ‘Skinny Beach Huts in Thanet (below)

All community arts projects over the years would not have been possible without the support from Arts Council England, The Crafts Council, local council funding and public/private sponsors.

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