Hello I’m Tim Diggles and I live in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
I am nowadays ‘time rich’ partly due to various health issues. The plus side is that it has given me time to work intensively on my creative work, whether that is taking photographs or writing; there is time to think a lot more as well and do my own art rather than organising for others! I am available to offer support to organisations with advice on strategic planning, constitutional and artistic structures.
In 2016 I was a part of Fools Rush In an autobiography project as part of Leigh Clarke’s exhibition at the Air Space Gallery
In 2015 I continued working on my Streets photographic project and have begun three more projects – Tim Diggles as… where I am recreating photographs/pictures of influences, likes or interests; Profile which is a series of portraits, and a film of King Lear, as well as the usual photographs in the area of landscapes, trees, doors and gates. I had an exhibition of my work at Burslem School of Art in January.
Since the mid 1970′s I have worked across the arts. After working independently in South Wales, I worked for Blackfriars Arts Centre in Boston (Lincs) putting theatre companies on in often remote villages in the Fens, organising exhibitions and running their education programme. I then worked for Stoke & Newcastle Arts Project, and when the Poll Capping dealt a final blow to that, I became Co-ordinator for The Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers for 18 years, which included organising writing weekends; bringing groups together nationally and internationally; fund-raising; working with organisations on their business and strategic planning; putting together the magazine and some publications; representing the FWWCP on national and local committees and at events.
I am a writer and to see my publications go to my page on ISSUU which includes a recently gathered set of short stories called Tea and Blood. As well as attending Renegade Writers (not as much as I would like!), I am a member of the Photographers Collective North Staffordshire. I feel it is invaluable to be an active participant in organisations of other artists/writers.
I am serious about my work as an artist in whatever medium I work in.
I completed a BA(Hons) in Fine Art at Cardiff College of Art in 1976 having been to Leek School of Art from 1970 for my Foundation Course. I also have a Post Graduate Art Teachers Certificate which I completed in 1983.
To read/see some of my work including poems, a novel and photographs, please use the links in the menu.
I always appreciate getting feedback on what I do.