Our Artists

Our Artists

Caitlin Howells

Caitlin is an expert in  home-schooling and a community carnival artist with a specialism in cross-curricular projects delivered in schools.  Caitlin is sharing her expertise to ensure our projects attain the highest quality while being approachable, and within the capacities of parents as well as pupils!

Caitlin has been working with Liam Crowley of the Department of Zoology on the bee hotel.

Emily Cooling

Emily is a carnival artist specialising in large structures and lanterns, working with willow, withy and other materials to create beautiful 3D carnival art. Emily has extensive experience of working with young people.

Emily shows you how to create your own paper insect collection. 

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Groovy Su

Su Frizell – or Groovy Su as she is better known – is a specialist in inclusion and eco arts. Su is resident artist at the Ark-~T Centre in East Oxford and expert in carnival arts – costume, headdress and structures – made from recycled and reused materials.

Su has made an amazing Buff-tailed Bumblebee from materials you will have at home as one of our Carnival at Home Learning Projects.


Andrew Manson – or Mani – is Oxford’s most prolific street artist. His graffiti can be seen all down Cowley Road and at the covered Market in the city centre. Mani works with apprentices at the MINI Plant to design and create the amazing Mini cars which make a stunning focal point in the Carnival procession each year. Mani has also worked with the Virtual School ad Chilworth School, notably making the man-eating shark for the procession in 2018.

For our Virtual Carnival Learning Projects in 2020, Mani shows you how to make a fire god mask.