The North Wall today announces its 2021 Propeller Artists: Euton Daley, Karim Khan and Philippa James. Over the course of this year, these Oxford-based professional artists and The North Wall team will work alongside each other to support and develop each other’s creative ambitions. The appointment of these Propeller Artists builds on The North Wall’s Propeller Platform, launched in 2019 as an opportunity for local artists to develop and showcase new work at the venue.
Ria Parry, Co-Director of The North Wall Arts Centre, said:
“As an expansion of our Propeller programme for local artists, this year we will be working with three fantastic Oxford-based creatives who we have previously engaged with at The North Wall, to further explore and strengthen our relationship. We are truly delighted to be working more closely with Euton, Karim and Philippa as we enter 2021; we are huge fans of their work. We look forward to planning and creating together, mutually supporting each other’s ideas and ambitions. We aim to inspire, challenge and learn from each other in equal measure.”
Euton Daley MBE has nearly 40 years’ experience as a creative practitioner, working with artists, young people and communities. He was Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Pegasus Theatre, Oxford for 23 years, responsible for establishing it as a major youth arts organisation with a growing national and international reputation. For the last 7 years Euton has been working as a producer, writer and director for his own projects under his . He has published two collection of performance poetry and currently working on his third volume.
Karim Khan is a playwright and screenwriter, based in Oxford. He is currently working on two commissioned plays: Brown Boys Swim with The North Wall and Oxford Playhouse, and Sweetmeats with Rifco Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre. His past stage credits include: Corrosive (Pegasus Theatre, 2019), Beyond Shame (Derby Theatre, 2017), Orange Juice (BT Studio, Pleasance, 2017). Karim graduated from the NFTS Screenwriting MA in 2019 and is an alumnus of The North Wall’s Catalyst programme. He has been part of the Royal Court Writers’ Group and Soho Writers’ Lab, and is working on a number of original TV projects.
Philippa James is a photographer living and working in Oxford. Her work explores women, under–represented populations, Oxford and her local communities. Her major body of work 100 Women of Oxford was exhibited at The North Wall during Photo Oxford 2020. Her latest project, Rising Rituals, is currently on display at Ark-T Centre in Cowley.
This year’s Propeller Platform will stage Oxford-based writer Zena Forster’s new play after birth, postponed from 2020. It is a life-affirming survival story rooted in real life testimonies of women who experienced psychosis after the birth of their babies. Directed by Grace Duggan (Wood, Vault Festival 2019), and produced by Emma Dolman, after birth will be staged at The North Wall from 10th – 12th June 2021.