Artist Matt Addicott was resident artist for Starcatchers at Platform as part of The Inspire Project which was a four year long residency for four separate artists at four different venues.

Artists also part of the Inspire Project were:

Hazel Darwin Edwards | The Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Sacha Kyle | Carnegie Hall/Lochgelly Centre, Fife

Katy Wilson | Tramway, Glasgow

The artists worked amongst their local communities, in nurseries, parent and toddler groups and in venues, gathering information, observing play and responding by delivering and creating works in progress.

Alongside this work, Strathclyde University Department of Education were commissioned to undertake an action research programme. Each artist had a researcher dedicated to their residency, looking into the effects of their work on early year’s audiences. The research was published at the end of the project with key findings presented at the Starcatchers International Symposium. Go to the evaluation page to read the report ‘Live Art – Arts Alive’.


First Light was performed at the Starcatchers International Symposium in 2011. Other artists involved in the project were Scott Twynhol, Jen Edgar and Claire Halleran amongst others.

Between night and day

When everybody is asleep

They are having fun

Meet the Man in the Moon and a woman called Dawn as they work, play and meet at sunrise.

With few words and lots of music Platform’s Starcatchers Artist in Residence; Matt Addicott presents this delicate story of that magical moment when night meets day…


The Incredible Swimming Choir is a musical performance created especially for early-years audiences that takes place in a swimming pool. There are surprises, beach balls and lots of songs – so join us for a swim and a sing with The Incredible Swimming Choir. This production toured to the Fife Institute and Cowdenbeath Pool.