WE ARE WILLOW is a UK based creative studio and multidisciplinary arts collective, collaborating on projects engaging in cultural, commercial and community interest on a national and international scale. Two decades of experience working in and around the cultural, artistic, music and creative industries equips us with the creative concept, strategic planning and delivery capabilities to produce idiosyncratic, inspiring and challenging experiences, which embrace the flexible talents of a roll call of connected collaborators.
An effective ideas-generator with a proven track record, we respond to elements of contemporary culture, heritage themes and the purity of artistic enquiry to develop multimedia productions across photography and film, audio, events and publishing that respond to the needs of clients, partners and other collaborators. Creative problem-solvers, the toolkit of artistic and creative disciplines offered by us are mixed and matched to suit each project, growing concepts from seed and ensuring an impactful outcome with enduring legacy.
PHOTOGRAPHY | FILM
In both photography and film, we offer industry-leading insights into the craft of storytelling through the camera’s eye. Our collective boasts both stills and moving image-makers who have worked across cinematic releases, television, music video, commercial and documentary projects, leading with artistic integrity to develop arresting visual productions with immediate and lasting impact.
MUSIC | SOUNDTRACK
Song and soundtrack composition, in-house recording and studio production, event creation and live performance alongside commercial release and distribution are the genesis of what we do as an acclaimed creative team. Developing projects inspired by travel, sport, mental health and international cultures, outcomes working across performed and recorded music, with video and event-based accompaniments are a staple of the collective.
ART & DESIGN | PUBLICATIONS & RELEASES
Realising identities for self-initiated and collaborative projects, we are synonymous with idiosyncratic graphic design, illustration, sculpture and installation. The art of the object, whether as an artwork or promotional tool, is a distinct discipline, producing limited-edition artworks that extend the reach of projects, even those delivered over radically short terms, into people’s homes and workplaces as a physical reminder.
EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
Art exhibitions, film screenings, music performances, club nights and spoken word events all fall within our span of experience and collective expertise, extending campaign concepts beyond secondary experience to visceral, first-hand encounters with subjects that delight, disrupt and move people to debate. Multidisciplinary beyond predictable self-anointed diversity in craft and intellectual rigour, We Are Willow events habitually merge elements of performance, exhibition and personal exchange.