ABOUT NOEL JONES
Most recently Noel was the Digital Programme Manger for Merseyside Dance Initiative leading the Digital ToolBox project working with emerging dance artist to develop digital performance skills .
Previously a full time member of staff for over a decade , at Liverpool John Moores University Dance department. Noel was the lead new media practitioner for the dance department's creative technology, photography, sound , video and theatrical production provision. His workshops included , audio production, sound composition, dance for camera , performance & technology, web development, theatrical stage lighting and immersive theatre.
He designed the installation of the Sudley Theatre’s immersive digital performance space, comprising of a 270 degree video projection system with state of the art video projection mapping, LED theatre lighting and an industry standard editing suite.
Noel originally studied Fine Art focussing on painting and sculpture, which later led him into video and installation.
He then went on to be awarded the The Stuart Suttcliffe fellowship at LJMU, combining visual arts and sound .
During this period Noel exhibited and published works alongside artists such as Brian Eno, Thurston Moore and Yoko Ono. Whilst studying for his Masters in "multimedia design and production" he created , programmed and exhibited an interactive generative animation and sound score work as part of the International Symposium of Electronic Arts.
Noel has lectured in Electronic Arts, TV Studio Production, and sessionally for the Masters in Immersive Arts at LJMU , whilst continuing to exhibit and work as a multimedia designer and artist.
His practice has led him into community New Media Arts, working with many arts and community based projects across the northwest of England.
He managed and delivered training programmes in filmmaking, theatre practice and the visual arts within his role as artist and filmmaker in residence .
Funded by the UK film council and the European SocialFund, for a decade ,running multiple programmes for vulnerable and disadvantaged youths, improving students’ academic , technical, social development and reintegration into the school system.
His past film work has been screened at the Raindance Film Festival, received multiple local social charities’ awards and a national film award.
Noel continues his artistic practice working predominately with immersive technologies within multi disciplinary collaborative projects.