Janette Robinson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Head of Learning:

“I have had the pleasure of commissioning Vivien and her team of collaborating artists to devise a number of family friendly events directly inspired by the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – its heritage, landscape, permanent collection & temporary exhibitions.

Collectively they create magical experiences which engage parents/carers and children. Their approach is both original and innovative, creating beautiful sensory shadow environments and journeys of the imagination where families can explore, discover and create together.

I am always impressed by the thoughtfulness and sensitivity which informs their interpretations of art and landscape. The resulting immersive workshops offer meaningful arts activities which both challenge and delight people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Vivien’s holistic approach embraces the needs of partner organisations and participants, whilst maintaining an artistic integrity. The work delivered is of an exceptionally high quality.

I have no hesitation in recommending Vivien Mousdell and her artistic team.”


Christine Keogh, Director, Chrysalis Arts:

“We have worked with Vivien as a maker, performer and as an installation artist and enjoyed how she often combines these strands of her work in original and experimental ways. We were delighted with her work for The Cold Bath Road Mystery commission. Her Emily Larkspur creation was brought to life with subtlety, charm and gentle humour and demonstrated her commitment to the highest standards of production and presentation.”


Jane MacDonald, Regional School Curriculum Adviser:

“Working with a team of teachers in primary and secondary schools, Vivien’s innovative use of puppetry was the highlight of the workshops. Her inspirational approach and creative use of simple and effective materials and resources was a fantastic success. Both children and teachers were motivated and excited to create a shadow puppet show delivering an important message. It was such fun!”