My approach to workshops and projects is creative, flexible and rooted in a participatory arts practice. Informed by a BA in Fine Art and an MA with Distinction in Photography, I employ a range of materials and processes to engage people in looking at, talking about and making art. Most of the workshops I deliver are devised in response to specific projects, exhibitions or curatorial intentions. I do also offer a series of pre-designed workshops and micro-projects that can be delivered in person and/or online, see Ideas Series .

Clients include: Towner Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion, Photoworks, James Hockey & Foyer Galleries, Pallant House Gallery, Artist Rooms and Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove.

Clare Halstead, former Head of Learning, Towner Gallery Eastbourne:

Lindsey draws on her wide-ranging practice and interests as an artist to come up with original ideas that encourage people to be creative and provoke new ways of thinking about art. Lindsey makes participatory sessions fun as well as giving people confidence to participate. She is experienced at working with adults and children and adapting her work to their needs

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Animating Shapes: Creative workshops for 5-7 year olds at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 2016. Photo credit: Lindsey Smith

Jody East, Curator of Exhibitions at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery:

Lindsey coordinated and delivered an 8 month intensive project, engaging Brighton Museum’s young person Collective with the exhibition, Artist Rooms: Gilbert and George. Lindsey has an incredible ability to draw the best out of young people and over the 8 month period the group flourished individually and collectively with her mentorship. Her passion and ability for engaging others and encouraging them to develop confidence and skills is inspiring

The Museum Collective: Gilbert & George at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 2018. Film produced by Alice Ross


Miss K Jones, Subject Leader: Art & Photography, Cardinal Newman Catholic School:

I have worked with Lindsey many times over the years. What stands out about Lindsey’s practice is her calmness.  By giving students the space they need she draws the very best responses from them.  Her projects are inventive and inspiring, utilising resources in interesting ways to engage students with the subject. I cannot recommend her work as a workshop leader enough

Photo Club with Photoworks & Jerwood Space, London, 2020. Photo credit: Hannah O’Hara