TRiGGER founders Louise Ritchie and Louise Kirby, and core member Andy Milligan. Members of the TRiGGER team were invited to present at the recent collaboration between Creative Dundee and the Fleet Collective. The Creative Dundee / Fleet Collective Pecha Kucha events are part of a widening of creative engagement events in and around Dundee and Angus.
Louise Ritchie is Visual Artist and Fine Art Post Graduate of DJCAD exhibiting widely throughout the UK and Europe. Louise is Vice President of SSA involving projects such as the Annual Exhibition, International Cultural Exchanges such as Bridges Mosty 2011 in Slovakia and is a creative facilitator working with organisations such as Angus Council , Dundee City Council and Ginkgo Projects. Louise has also jointly formed a Peer to Peer Visual Art Network called TRIGGER. Louise was one of 12 diverse and creative presenters at the first ever Pecha Kucha Night Dundee, which took place on 8th November 2011. This event was a great success with over 200 people joining us to hear from these inspiring individuals. PKN Dundee is part of the global network and these regular events are hosted by Creative Dundee. creativedundee.com
Louise Kirby is a textile and surface designer with a love of getting her hands dirty and desire to cover clients’ products and services with her bespoke patterns and artworks. Much of Louise’s inspiration comes from Scotland’s great wilderness, mixing succulent colours and energetic marks to create a distinctive signature. She balances this with working in education – creating and delivering workshops to schools and communities. One day, Louise would love to cover a Jeep in her prints… and then the rest of the world. @kirbyrecipes At Pecha Kucha Night Volume 3 (Tuesday 22nd May 2012), Louise spoke about the colourful, printed world she lives, breathes and prints in!
Andy Milligan is an interior design researcher and Course Director of Interiors at DJCAD. He worked for Nicoll Russell Studios and for the Royal Incorporation for Architects in Scotland and in 2005 initiated the Interiors Forum Scotland. He has co-edt two books, ‘Thinking Inside the Box: a Reader for Interiors in the 21st C’ and of ‘Interior Tools Interior Tactics: Debates in Interior Theory & Practice’. Andy is the European Coordinator for GIDE, the Group for International Design Education.