“Marcus has an innate talent for developing creativity all around him, whether with children or adults. Marcus is also extremely tuned in to different learning styles and individual needs within the setting, and displays a sensitivity that only people working with children would recognise as a rare talent”.

Sue Griffiths – Deputy. Ogley Hay Nursery School

“Lakeside has worked very successfully with Marcus over two Wheee! Festivals in 2010 and 2011 and would recommend his work highly.  Marcus has worked closely with our Learning Officer Ruth Lewis-Jones to devise and deliver 2 high quality interactive experiences rooted in participative projects involving family audiences and schools groups.  Heron Island and The Lost Cuckoo have been great fun as well as being learning experiences in their own right.”

Shona Powell. Director. Lakeside Arts Centre. Nottingham.

“Marcus was flexible, thoughtful, thought provoking, challenging and inspirational.”

Jill Robey. Head teacher, Nottingham Nursery.

“Fantastic session more please.”
“Great ideas, great delivery.”
“Great practical ideas, innovative thinking.”
“Brilliant very inspiring.”
“Fantastic could have done this all day. Can’t wait to do it in school.”

Workshop comments from Deputy Head Teachers at the Nottinghamshire Primary Leadership Conference 2009 & 2010

“Marcus was able to act as an important advocate for Arts in Health and Community. Marcus is able to gage and interpret intuitive and imaginative responses to the concept of art in healthcare. LIFT Co, PCT and Architects were pleased and impressed with the scope and ambitions of Marcus’ proposed commissions.”

Frances Howard. Project Manager. LIFT Co & Nottinghamshire Primary Care Trust. Nottingham

“Marcus’ work is very much about journey, the journey of imagination and ideas within a space that enables learning for all.”

Rebecca Williamson. Director. Creative Partnerships Bolsover, Ashfield & Mansfield.

“Marcus is brilliant at relating to people and understanding their perspective sensitively, giving autonomy and ownership.”

Cynthia Knight. Director. St Thomas Children’s Centre. Birmingham.

“Reflections on Space by Marcus Rowlands and Gavin Joynt has exceedingly high production quality, and has been thoughtfully curated to produce a highly visual exhibition.”

Fergus Justice-Mills. Chief Executive. The Civic. Barnsley.