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Dee Moxon

Dee Moxon started to make giant puppets in 1998 and found she just couldn't stop. This fascination with big puppets led her to form Gynormous Rawkus(2001-2011). Dee instigated and ran The Easton Carnival Procession from 1999 continuing as Gynormous Rawkus from 2001-7. Alongside this Dee worked both nationally and internationally creating carnival teams and really big puppets for both community and corporate clients.

 

When Dee works on a community level it is done through the workshop process, often and at best with people of all ages. This has given her the privilege of being at the heart of communities as they celebrate. One of the most special celebrations involved building a 40ft Dragon Lantern in the village of Dinder near Wells in Somerset to celebrate their dragon festival which happens every 50 years. In 2011 the work of Gynormous Rawkus culminated in the making and performing of Giant puppets for global brands Manchester United and Chelsea Football Clubs. However Dee Moxon and her fellow artist Stephanie Reeves still create together for private clients.


Since Gynormous Rawkus Dee has become very interested in working with peoples histories and special places.  Dee produced the community arts project 'Cadbury Heath and The Ice Lolly Adventure' where she worked with author and Illustrator Thomas Doherty to engage a community with low literacy skills in stories and the making of a reusable Giant Mecano Style Marble Run.  Dee collaborated with Ruth Ramsey to create a story quilt with the community of Staple Hill, South Gloucestershire (2015). Dee Moxon is integral in the rekindling of The Goram Fair with the Arts Enlarge team, a partnership project with Bristol City Council and Goram Events. Dee lead in the design and funding of 'Goram's garden' 2016 and Goram's Homecoming(2017) a large story gathering piece of work in 2017 and Avona's Tide (2019) which has seen the creation of a "giant" public artwork in the grounds of Blaise Castle Estate. In between this she designed and created a carnival team to represent Georgia at the Exeter 5 Nations Parade to celebrate The Rugby World Cup 2015. On behalf of The Lamplighters, Bedminster Winter Lanterns and DNAarts Dee secured funding for a professional development programme in animating lanterns from Arts Council led Grants for The Arts programme. and co- produced and designed the Church Road Lantern Parade alongside private corporate work and supporting other artists with their projects

 In 2016 Dee was delighted to receive Artists International development Fund to travel to New York City where she worked alongside Processional Art Workshops researching storytelling through processional arts.

 

 Early 2018 saw Dee being commissioned to produce the major event for Bristol Centenary City commemorating the exact Day 100 years ago when (some) women won the right to vote. Most recently Dee worked with the people of Staple Hill to collect The Tales of Page Park. Very occasionally she writes a BLOG.

 

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