Peter Rix Biography
Peter Rix Biography
From a film and video background Peter has evolved community and education arts projects in London, North Wales, Preston and on Merseyside. His strong belief in the value of releasing people’s creativity to explore personal and collective insight and transformation has led him in diverse directions in the design and delivery of cultural experiences.
With a background of facilitating workshops in schools and colleges and through his work with galleries, community venues, museums and the heritage sector, Peter has developed a broad set of resources to draw upon. This has seen him take on and facilitate projects in disability arts, multi-cultural and intergenerational initiatives. As well as this, Peter has collaborated in projects that feature art-form fusions, animation, live theatre, dance performance, land art, and projects relating to the environmental, social and economic arenas. Peter worked on cultural and creative projects with Denbighshire and St Helens Councils, galleries and museums across north Wales and was education officer at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston. He also held a post as Head of Art at Mencap’s Pengwern College near Llanelwy.
Peter is a director at Earth Moves. His responsibilities include business development, creative direction, environmental and heritage concerns.
Peter has experience of working in urban regeneration, community resilience, and local food contexts. He is interested in seeking social-ecological solutions to current predicaments. He has a keen interest in co-operative means of social and economic development. Peter worked for Liverpool Vision and Liverpool City Council and was instrumental in setting up the original Liverpool Food Alliance and negotiating partnerships and leases at Dutch Farm in Garston.
Peter has a deep love for nature and landscape and earth-based spirituality that is reflected in ancient monuments and living cultures. He resonates with ideas that seek harmonization between peoples and planet in mutual respect. Peter has also worked for a period as an ecological landscape gardener in Lambeth, south London.
Peter has a BA in Film and Video from WSCAD and an MA in Multi-Media Arts from Liverpool John Moores University. Peter has completed diversity faith training through Liverpool Community Spirit and has completed Action Learning Sets in Environment and Equality with Faiths for Change. He also has City & Guilds qualifications in Teaching Adult Literacy and Trade Union Representative 1 and 2 Certificates.