Analysis of Process

This symposium explores cross-disciplinary approaches to creative practice through theatre & film design, writing, curation, and fine art practice.

Analysis of Process; A one-day symposium

Organised & steered by the Waddington Cultural Collective (WCC)

13 January, 2017 10:00am - 4pm, The Collection and Usher Gallery Lincoln

To Book:
(free event but booking is essential)

Analysis of Process explores cross-disciplinary approaches to creative practice seen through theatre & film design, writing, curation, and fine art practices.

The symposium is open to the public with free admission and booking is essential.

The day will consist of 3 morning presentations followed by an afternoon of in-depth
discussion around creative processes between the audience, the WCC and its critical friends.

Morning session:

WCC members from different disciplines and areas of practice have worked together to explore
their approaches to overlapping areas, or edges, of interest and enquiry. They have discussed
the processes they use to develop creative ideas and produce work. A painter has worked with
a writer; a theatrical model maker has worked with a sculptor and curator; and an installation
artist has worked with a set designer. Each of these three groupings has documented a previous
one-day exploratory meeting and these documents form the basis, the starting point, of their
presentations on January 13th and the start of an Analysis of Creative Process

Some key questions:

Where is common ground found and where is difference?
How is the process of developing ideas and making artefacts different in our disciplines and
how does it pull us together?
What, and how do we share?
When we find overlaps between us how does this redefine our own work?
How can we work together jointly in the development of creative outcomes and why would
we want to do that?
Why are there seemingly artificial boundaries constructed around different creative disciplines?

Afternoon session:

The participating audience is central to the afternoon’s open discussion that will be led by
invited critical friends Emma Cocker (Reader in Fine Art) and Michael Eaton (award winning
dramatist). We hope the audience will delve, dig and unpick the morning’s presentations. The
purpose of this session is not primarily to find answers but to explore all reaches and tributaries
of the creative process and practice to see beyond disciplines often spuriously located in
watertight compartments.


Waddington Culture Collective (WCC)
Emma Belli (theatre design, model making, costume),
Giuseppe Belli (theatre design, painting, sculpture),
Andrew Bracey (painting, installation, curation),
Phil Cosker (novels, screenplays, theatre (opera), photography, film & education)
Ashley Gallant (curation, drawing),
Danica Maier (installation, drawing, textiles),
Gerard Williams (sculpture, curation, installation).
Guest speakers / Discussion Leaders:
Emma Cocker, writer-artist and Reader in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University
Mick Eaton, award-winning dramatist for cinema, television, radio and theatre

Analysis of Process

Day schedule:

Coffee and Registration The Collection Atrium 1

10:00am – 10:30 am

Welcome by WCC member Danica Maier and Introduction by guest speaker Emma Cocker The Auditorium in The Collection
10:30am – 11:00 am

WCC 20 mins presentation and 20 mins Q&C 1

11:00am -11:40am

WCC 20 mins presentation and 20 mins Q&C 2
11:40am -12:20pm

WCC 20 mins presentation and 20 mins Q&C 3
12:20pm – 1:00pm

lunch break
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Process Conversation
Educational room The Usher Gallery
Led by guest speakers Emma Cocker and Michael Eaton

About the WCC:
Waddington Cultural Collective brings together seven individuals living in the same village
(Waddington), with each member working in diverse creative disciplines (theatre design,
costume, writing, film, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, curation, and arts
education). We have called ourselves Waddington Cultural Collective (WCC) and our
manifesto will be published on January 13th 2107. For some, ‘rural’ means sub-standard,
pastoral, romantic, forlorn and irrelevant to the modern world while ‘urban’ suggests cutting
edge, progress, relevance and validity – we contend these stereotypes. We are aware that our
international reputations are perhaps at curious odds with our location, but of course this
misunderstands the nature of communication in this early part of the 21st century. We see this
symposium as an opportunity for us to publicly explore what we are and what we do, learn,
and move forward to things we as yet have not imagined and create new work.


Supported by CVAN EM’s collaborative conversation project, The Start of Something, and The Collection & Usher Gallery, Lincoln.