We – four sisters, Gemma, Bryonie, Holly and Erika Reid – came together to form quarto after some years of working separately in related fields. This allows us to capitalise on our diverse yet overlapping skills, experiences and resources.
We offer a range of services in culture, heritage and the arts. We research, write, curate and facilitate, prioritising creative and collaborative methodologies at all stages of project development and delivery.
‘quarto’s friendly and relatable manner and an exceptional eye for detail, ensured an enjoyable, accessible and informative experience for all participants. Their investment extended beyond what was required, leaving participants and ourselves with the assurance that they are still there for us should we need any further support. We would be delighted to engage quarto again in the future, should the opportunity arise!’
‘quarto approaches their work with a great deal of professionalism, energy and above all sensitivity. They were equally capable of delivering on natural, built and cultural heritage aspects of our work and their exhaustive research was delivered on time, with great clarity. Their community engagement was first-class and feedback was always extremely positive. This was ethnography at its best with the added value of recommendations for further development of our work at the partnership. We hope we can work with them again in the future.’
Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership
‘quarto’s management of the Binevenagh Townlands and Fieldnames project was faultless. The project outcome was exactly to specification and actually exceeded CCGHT’s expectations.’
Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust
‘quarto did a fabulous job for us, not only researching and writing the Sense of the Past book but also designing an accessible exhibition to tour the museums. They were professional and thorough throughout and quickly got to terms with the needs of blind people as contributors to the research and as an audience for the final product.’
RNIB Northern Ireland
‘In difficult circumstances quarto built rapport and trust with the community group very quickly and demonstrated a real talent for sustaining enthusiasm and building confidence in the group. Our book was delivered on time, and surpassed our expectations in terms of quality and creativity. It really reflects the voice of the project team members in a respectful and authentic way.’
Focus on Family
‘The Causeway Museum Service has worked with quarto for the last four years. They have successfully developed, delivered and evaluated a wide range of community engagement projects dealing with contentious and sensitive histories. Their work with community groups has ensured the participants were motivated and challenged as well as supported in cross community participation. Their knowledge and empathy with the complex history of Northern Ireland communities underpins all their work.’
Causeway Museum Service
‘The quarto team are reliable, committed, enthusiastic, creative and engaging. They have a wealth of experience in working alongside communities and public bodies and draw on a range of creative and innovative skills and methods to provoke and encourage reflection and dialogue. They played a key role in helping us achieve our objectives and were instrumental in encouraging us to think creatively about public engagement. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and we could not recommend them highly enough.’