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About us


ECCLESTON GEORGE is a collection of creative people who work together on many different kinds of projects. The collective brings together an array of artists, crafts-people, musicians, innovators and creative thinkers and makes them accessible to schools, communities, organisations and businesses alike. The creation of social capital is high on our agenda and as such is a common thread woven through all realms of our work.

2019 sees us in our 19th year of existence. In that time we've made a lot of stuff and done a lot of things. What started out as two blokes working in the tourist attraction theming industry has ended up as a creative disruptive collective that has made its innovative presence felt right cross the globe.

Notable happenings.

  • 2005 - We worked on our first Public/Community Art project.Client Portsmouth City Council. Sam year we themed the 250,000ltr Tropical Ocean Tank at Brighton Sealife Centre.
  • 2006 - Creative Partnerships (Arts Council of England) offers our first major education project.
  • 2011 - Portsmouth University invites us to speak in Milan and Sweden about creative education.
  • In 2015 - we're picked to take part in Centrica Energy's 'Ignite Social Impact project'. 
  • 2016 - We created and launched THE NATIONAL POO MUSEUM.
  • 2016 - Artecology created with Arc Consulting. Art Science cross discipline working in the field of Eco-Engineering.
  • 2016 - Partner project with Bournemouth University Marine Sciences.
  • 2018-19 - Currently working with Portsmouth University's Interior Architect BA3 & MA students.

 

What we think!

We believe creativity & enterprise contribute to the development of everyone's sense of identity, both as individuals and as members of society. We have seen how creative projects can galvanize community engagement and participation on issues that impact on quality of life for everyone.

The place of creative practitioners in establishing vibrant communities is now widely recognised. We've found ourselves taking a key role in envisioning, designing and presenting imaginative propositions to education, businesses and communities. We have a particular interest in working with new models for sustainable economic growth which nurture enterprise in communities and benefit the environment in equal measures. The way we see it, creativity is a bit like a Swiss Army Knife, useful for all manner of things!

At Eccleston George we think that our strength comes from the talent possessed by our members, our pallet of skills is unusually wide ranging and as such we are very well placed to respond to the diversity of ideas and projects that might be presented to us in the course of our work.

Whilst the Eccleston George collective connects to an enormous number of talented individuals at its heart is a creative team based on the Isle of Wight and dedicated to working on all kinds of interesting and challenging projects with good humour and a conscientious attitude.

 
WHAT SOME JOLLY NICE  PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT US!
 
 ''Eccleston George brings dead spaces back to life; they reveal a new fascination in familiar places, and they relate to young people, especially those too often labelled as ‘difficult to reach’, in a way that I have never seen bettered. 
 
The innovation of their raw material is applied by their team with the vision of great environmental artists and the craft skills of great makers to produce outstanding pieces of work. But it’s much more than this, they use the medium of their making to teach, enthuse and inspire everyone who joins in, whether it be a single child, a class, a whole school or a neighbourhood.


I’ve seen this become transformational. Now that’s a very rare gift."

Ian Boyd. Arc Consulting.

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 "I just see the word TEAM when I see you guys. Forget all those rubbishy  management books you guys do it the best!!"                                           

Natalie Long. Senior Lecturer, Portsmouth University Centre for Enterprise.  

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"When you came to our global head office in London your team had a fantastic input into our corporate day making it fun whilst delivering a complex set of tasks to a very large group of our staff (250). We loved the enthusiasm you showed and the commitment to ensuring we achieved the required outputs. We look forward to receiving your support in the future and helping us to maintain momentum with change implementation."

Francisco J Munoz

Assistant Director of Corporate Finance Price Waterhouse Coopers

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  "Your working methods in education make so many complex and intrinsic things happen so elegantly and with an ease that it almost becomes "invisible", as is the case with all hard work geared up into mastered praxis."      

Kerstin Bragby University of Author of 'Inner Mindscape Outer Landscape - Embedding a Culture of Enterprise & creativity in the curriculum'. 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   "Well done chaps! What a gargantuan effort."

Peter Fellows. Manager. West Wight Landscape Partnership. 

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Previous Clients include

 

Mainland UK & overseas                     Isle of Wight

BBC Television                                     The Dinosaur Farm Museum                   

Carlton Television                                 Amazon World

Chester Zoo                                         Medina Butterfly Farm

Marwell Zoo                                         Isle of Wight Zoo

Sea Life Centre Brighton                      Island 2000 Trust

Paradise Wildlife Park                          Robin Hill Country Park

Portsmouth City Council                       Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Fusion Films                                         Creative Partnerships

Merlin Entertainments Ltd                     Ryde High School

Network Rail Partnership                      St John’s Primary School

Essex County Council                          St Mary's Primary School

Network Rail Partnership                      Chale Primary School

BBC Breathing Places                          Totland Primary School

Park Community College                      Brading Primary School

Bridgemary Community School            Sandown Cof E Primary School

Creative Partnerships                           St Georges (PMLD) School

Butterfly World StAlban's                      Newchurch Primary School

Future Gardens StAlban's                     Sandown High School

St Mark's Junior School, Soton             Medina High School

St George's Primary School Prtsth       Brading Roman Villa

Porchester Community Sch                  Yarmouth Harbour Commission 

Hamble Com Sports College                Yarmouth Primary School

Portsmouth University School of           LJ's Community Centre

Architechture                                         Osbourne Middle School

Houndsdown Community School          The Pavilion Community Centre            

Victoria School Poole                            Her Majesty's Prison Service

Kompan                                                  Medina Housing Association

Portsmouth Uni Centre of Enterprise    Brighstone Primary School  

ArtsWork                                                Quay Arts

Education, Audiovisual &                       Cowes High School

Paignton Town Partnership                    Youth Offending Team

Torbay County Council                            Carisbrooke Castle

Brockenhurst Primary School                  Bishop Lovett School

Lymington Primary School                       Nodhill Middle School

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School    Natural Enterprise

                                                                AONB

                                                                Arc Consultation

 

                                                            

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