Artist Katy Wilson was resident artist for Starcatchers at Tramway 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

Matt Addicott | Platform, 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.


Sprog Rock brought together a range of musicians who hadn’t created or worked with this age group before. They played music not created specifically for the event, but some of their own work which they thought would be appropriate for the audience. The music was accompanied by animations projected onto the walls.


Will You Be My Guinea Pig? was an interactive installation involving live drawing, music, projection and a giant guinea pig.


A site-specific piece created for the Tramway, Glasgow, Sparkalator is a trip to the sky via Tramway’s elevator, made in response to a nursery child’s idea to turn the tap off on the rain in Glasgow.


Our footprints crunch in snow and a keyboard tinkles in the wind. In this place you see everything for the first time, no matter what age you are, 0 to 4 years old or ten times as big as grown up adventurers.

We hope your heart dances, there’s a song in your tummy and a smile on your nose!