Pip Rowson
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Pip Rowson

writer, copyeditor and proofreader for the arts & creative industriesWinchester, United Kingdom
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Pip Rowson

writer, copyeditor and proofreader for the arts & creative industriesWinchester, United Kingdom
About me
creative, calm, empathic, judicious, insightful I am a writer, editor and proofreader for the arts and creative industries in the UK and internationally.
Projects
  • Moving to Mars
    Moving to MarsA series of three visual-led poems created for the Design Museum's shop to coincide with the Moving to Mars exhibition — an immersive experience exploring the Martian landscape and rethinking the design of daily life. A collaboration with artist Lee Shearman, each of the three books — Arrive & Explore, Survive & Expand and Thrive & Exploit — focuses on a different stage of potential relocation to the red planet. ​ Produced as handmade miniature books by Micro Library Books. Giclee print on 180
  • Being Heard
    Being HeardEvent production with House of Cultural Curiosity CIC and Hastings Youth Council. I co-produced the project 'Being Heard' with House of Cultural Curiosity. We were funded by the Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme to explore the Representation of the People Act with young people in Hastings, UK. We worked with Rosalie Schweiker, a conceptual artist who uses social exchanges such as conversations, economic transactions and jokes to find new functions for art in society. Rosalie ran a one-day w
  • Botanical Bubbles
    Botanical BubblesEvent production with House of Cultural Curiosity CIC for the British Science Festival. As co-director of House of Cultural Curiosity CIC, I collaboratively produced the project 'Botanical Bubbles'. We set out to see if it was possible to make shampoo from foraged ingredients found around the garden estates of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean, Brighton. We joined forces with a scientist from the University of Brighton, a local forager, a recycling expert, an artist and an aromatherapist to find out a
  • Resolutions
    ResolutionsCreative writing, artist books and prop-making with arts and wellbeing charity The Craftimation Factory at Hastings Academy School. I worked with artists Janey Moffatt and Lee Shearman to create book works, writing and sculptures with Year 9 students at Hastings Academy School. We explored how art and creativity can help to deal with conflict and difficult feelings. Initially the workshops were designed to focus on conflict resolution at a local and personal level. The project began on the 13
  • Book of Secrets: Art Journals for Recovery
    Book of Secrets: Art Journals for RecoveryCreative writing workshop with The Craftimation Factory for Sussex Recovery College. I designed and facilitated a creative writing workshop with the Craftimation Factory for Sussex Recovery College, a mental health organisation which empowers people to take control of their own recovery and wellbeing through learning. ​ I supported the group to think creatively through a variety of writing interventions focusing on the senses. Through this, participants wrote journal entries and poems in handm
  • Creative Change: making connections through creativity and conversation
    Creative Change: making connections through creativity and conversationWith The Craftimation Factory and House of Cultural Curiosity CIC, supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Together with artists Lee Shearman, Janey Moffat and Sophie Shaw, I co-facilitated a series of creative workshops at Seaview services for complex lives, based in St Leonards-on-Sea, U.K. We were funded by the Big Lottery to run a pilot project exploring how active listening and a coaching approach can be combined with creative making to postively impact people's wellbeing. Participants collag
Projects credited in
  • Micro Library Books / Moving to Mars
    Micro Library Books / Moving to MarsA series of three handmade miniature books created for the Design Museum's shop to coincide with the Moving to Mars exhibition - an immersive experience exploring the Martian landscape and rethinking the design of daily life. Featuring new illustration by artist Lee Shearman and poetry by Pip Rowson, each of the three books - Arrive & Explore, Survive & Expand and Thrive & Exploit - focuses on a different stage of a potential relocation to the red planet. Each book is giclee printed on 180 g
Work history
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    Writer, editor, proofreader, poetPip Rowson
    Winchester, United KingdomFreelance
    Writing, editing and proofreading for the arts and creative industries. Poet focused on the natural world. Based in Winchester, UK and remotely.
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    CollaboratorMicro Library Books
    Hastings, United KingdomFreelance
    Along with artist Lee Shearman, I create and promote Micro Library Books at fairs in the UK and internationally. Recent events include the Bristol Artists Book Event; the East London Arts & Comics Festival; Hastings Illustration Festival; the House of Illustration Summer Fair; Ink Paper + Print; DIY Art Market and Bergen Art Book Fair.
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Skills
  • Copywriting
  • Content Editor
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Writing
  • Poetry
  • Content Writing
  • Facilitating Workshops
  • Events Production
Education
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    BA English First Class HonoursUniversity of Sussex
    Falmer, Brighton, United Kingdom
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    A LevelsKatharine Lady Berkeley's School
     - Wotton-under-Edge GL12, UK
    Grade A in English, Art, Film Studies Buddhism & Ethics AS Level
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