Hidden Treasures


The joy of working for amazing cultural organisations and doing site specific projects is you never know quite what to expect.It's not just about having the right skills to do the job, but you often have to think outside the box, understand the ...

Isolation Solutions

So how you getting on?I know that I can struggle at times to know how to best spend my time. Should I fix something or build? Should I rest or go for a run? Should I think or try and forget?As part of the links section, I thought I would experiment w...

Measuring The Cost Of Drinking

 Here is a useful guide to working out what stock you may need to run a bar.It doesn't matter if you are running a large scale event or just a small venue such as a wedding or community fundraiser, making sure you don't run out of alcohol or end...

Riot Act | People Power Passion | Luton | 2019

Dark Olive and collaborators Yet Another Carnival have been commissioned by Luton Town Council to create Riot Act, which forms part of People Power Passion, Luton's Pilot Year of Culture and commemoration of the 1919 Luton Peace Day riots.Riot Actby ...

Moonlight Flicks | Storyhouse

Many moons ago, I designed a solar powered cinema called Star Bar, and it went around the festival scene for a couple of years.A remit of Chester Performs was to utilise all the resources the city had to offer and make into a ...

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre | Storyhouse

The Open Air Theatre in Chester is one of the most incredible temporary built theatre seasons you will ever experience.We have consulted on the site build, front of house and operational delivery of Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.Before founding Dar...

Here I Belong | Pentabus Theatre | 2018

 A rural touring production of Here I Belong by Matt Hartley.Working with Pentabus Theatre, Dark Olive produced the 2018 tour of Here I Belong, which toured to village halls and studio theatre spaces in Shropshire, Worcestershire, Derbyshire, st...

When the Light Goes Out | Cheshire East Council | 2018


Commemorating WW1 through memories, performance and sound Dark Olive was commissioned by Cheshire East Council to create two large-scale multi art-form, community events to commemorate the First World War and draw to a close their four year Ches...

Synthetic Landscapes | Meadow Arts | 2017

A large scale contemporary art exhibition. Synthetic Landscapes was a multi venue project with work exhibited at Weston Park - in the Walled Garden and the Granary Gallery, and at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.Dark Olive Project Managed the exh...

Building bridges is a walk in the park


Chinese Bridges in Landscape by Pablo Bronstein, a Meadow Arts commission 2017. The challenge here was simple. The artist was going to produce two pieces of artwork, which were to be printed on to sections of marine ply, and then laser cut.Our task w...

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