We are freelance artists from Stoke-on-Trent who began working together because of our shared interest in collaborating with audiences. We formed ‘Dashyline’ in 2009 and went on to produce 2D and 3D work with audiences across the country and abroad.

As part of our continuing development, in 2014 we lost the title and honed our practice to focus on street level interventions, developing a set of simple questions to guide us;

• How can public artists serve society?     • How do artists become community assets?      • Where does art fit into everyday life?

We want to show our cities that art can replace a little of what’s missing in modern shared spaces, and that you don’t have to have a masters degree to feel its worth. We believe that there is a place for art in the everyday, and that it has a vital role to play in the future of communities. 



  • Action:art – (Nicola Winstanley)
  • Appetite (CPP Programme Stoke-on-Trent) as part of Staffordshire University’s ‘Get Talking’


  • UNEARTHED – Commemorative sculpture and project, Stoke-on-Trent & Lidice, Czech Rep.
  • ‘Tree’, Anamorphic Artwork – Transport for Greater Manchester,Wythenshawe


  • ‘#chumbrella’- The friendly umbrella promoting small acts of kindness and social interaction (Sarah Nadin)
  • ‘Drifters Guide to Urban Wandering’ – Psychogeographic toolkit  (Nicola Winstanley)
  • ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ Interactive Piano design – (Nicola Winstanley)
  • ‘Voices Through Corridors’ Vinyl illustrations, Walsall Manor Hospital.
  • ‘Around the World’ Vinyl installation, Astrazeneca, Belgium.
  • ‘The Waterfall’ Ceiling artwork, Kings School, Wolverhampton.
  • ‘Voices Through Corridors’ Vinyl illustrations, Walsall Manor Hospital.
  • ‘Out of Darkness Cometh Light’ Exterior vinyl installation, Wednesfield High.
  • ‘Quest for the Guild Key’ Multimedia graphics & 3D assemblage, Preston Guild ’12

Sarah and Nicola consulting with a group of teenagers about the ‘Consumerinst Christmas Tree’ in Meir 2014. For Appetite Stoke ^^^^

Nicola and Sarah being News A Boards at The Grand Cross Fayre 2014 ^^^

Nicola and Sarah with the Ribbon Wheels at ‘The Big Feast’ 2014. Hanley. For Appetite Stoke ^^

Sarah and Nicola at the premiere of ‘Lidice Shall Die’ at Stoke Your Fires Film Festival 2013 ^

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